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International Women's Day

International Women's Day

St Andrews interviews some of its academic women as part of International Women's Day.

St Andrews Environment Prize

St Andrews Environment Prize

The University launches its annual global Prize for the Environment today (Monday 7 March).

Arctic seal pups learn to live on the edge

Arctic seal pups learn to live on the edge

Young harp seals diving for the first time can adapt their behaviour depending on local environmental conditions, according to new research at the University of St Andrews.

Vigil for Ukraine

Vigil for Ukraine

Members of the University community stand together in unity against aggression and violence.

Community Fund opens

Community Fund opens

The University has launched Round 2 of this year's Community Fund to support groups and community activities across Fife.

Love in the time of conflict

Love in the time of conflict

Putting love at the heart of research could help shift our understanding of conflict and peace, according to new research co-led by the University of St Andrews.

Tax abuse research

Tax abuse research

New research led by the University of St Andrews reveals that millions of lives around the world could be improved by tackling global tax abuse.

Violin 'surgery sessions'

Violin 'surgery sessions'

A leading Scottish violinist is to lend his expertise to local musicians following his upcoming concert at the University of St Andrews.

Map of Scotland on display

Map of Scotland on display

The first map of Scotland detailing the Kingdom of the Scots is on display at the University of St Andrews.

Hockey squad success

Hockey squad success

Two University of St Andrews hockey players have been selected to join the Great Britain Women's Elite Development Programme.

Fundraising challenge

Fundraising challenge

Saints Sport kicked off a £2022 charity challenge this week calling on 2022 staff and students to walk, cycle, run or row 2022 miles.

Music across borders marks Spring Festival

Music across borders marks Spring Festival

Music from the Chinese-speaking world will form a centrepiece for celebrations of Chinese New Year at the University of St Andrews.

St Andrews adopts green web technology

St Andrews adopts green web technology

The University will implement the eco-friendly search engine Ecosia across its computer network as part of an ambitious strategy to reach net zero carbon by 2035.

Bat expert scoops award

Bat expert scoops award

A leading St Andrews researcher has been recognised in the prestigious 2022 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists.

Semester 2 of 2021-2022

Semester 2 of 2021-2022

Principal Professor Sally Mapstone emailed all staff on Friday 7 January 2022 ahead of Semester 2 of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Antarctic expedition

Antarctic expedition

Researchers from SMRU have set sail on the third and final ship-based research expedition to Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica.

New Year honours

New Year honours

Three leading researchers at St Andrews have been named in the New Year's Honours list.

Shooting fish

Shooting fish

Shooting prey is a more common hunting technique in fish than previously thought, new research has found.

Crows keep tools safe

Crows keep tools safe

New Caledonian crows are particularly careful when handling their most valuable tools, according to a new study.

Two major awards for St Andrews

Two major awards for St Andrews

The Leverhulme Trust has awarded two Major Research Fellowships to academics at the University of St Andrews.

Urgent Covid Omicron update

Urgent Covid Omicron update

Principal Professor Sally Mapstone has tonight (Friday 10 December) informed all staff and students of the cancellation of imminent large events at the University.

St Andrews staff asked to work from home

St Andrews staff asked to work from home

Staff at the University of St Andrews have been asked to work from home wherever possible at least until the middle of January.

Political divisions deepen globally

Political divisions deepen globally

Political divisions are deeper than at any time in the past 50 years, according to a new study led by the University of St Andrews.

New tools to unearth rare metals

New tools to unearth rare metals

A new understanding of how volcanic processes form deposits of rare earth metals is revealed in a new study from St Andrews.

St Andrews Forest grows

St Andrews Forest grows

The St Andrews Forest has grown with a further 620 trees planted thanks to staff, students and members of the community.

One woman and her dog

One woman and her dog

Degrees of success for St Andrews student and her canine companion.

Connecting Generations

Connecting Generations

The University of St Andrews is to share in a major £8.26m funding award for a joint initiative which will study inequality in society.

St Andrews staff share their lockdown tales

St Andrews staff share their lockdown tales

The highs and lows of pandemic life have been shared by University staff as part of a project that documents the HE lockdown experience.

New source for planetary water explored

New source for planetary water explored

New findings by an international team of astronomers reveal that some planets may have had water since their creation.

University gifted invaluable collection

University gifted invaluable collection

Dundee and St Andrews receive clinically significant samples to help further research aimed at overcoming antimicrobial resistance.

Ethnic stacking keeps dictators in power

Ethnic stacking keeps dictators in power

New research led by the University of St Andrews reveals how ethnic stacking in African countries helps keep authoritarian leaders in power.

Principal's December update

Principal's December update

Principal addresses Winter Graduation, the rights of trans people, strike action by the UCU, climate change, and plans for next semester.

St Andrews joins multimorbidity consortium

St Andrews joins multimorbidity consortium

The School of Medicine has joined an £8.5m consortium of Scottish universities to deliver a new PhD Doctoral Training programme.

Honorary degree for Andrew Marr

Honorary degree for Andrew Marr

Respected journalist and political commentator, Andrew Marr, will join fellow honorands and students for in-person winter graduation.

St Andrews wins Green Gown Awards

St Andrews wins Green Gown Awards

The University of St Andrews is celebrating after scooping two awards at the 2021 Green Gown Awards.

Not always back in black

Not always back in black

Scientists at St Andrews have finally proved that a person's complexion determines the colour of clothing that suits them.

Further funds forthcoming for Fife

Further funds forthcoming for Fife

Victims of domestic abuse, sufferers from Long-Covid, migrants and disabled children have benefited from the University Community Fund.

Hydrogen train showcased

Hydrogen train showcased

During COP26, the University of St Andrews' hydrogen train project has been showcased to invited guests from around the world.

Surveillance during Covid has damaged trust

Surveillance during Covid has damaged trust

Increasing use of staff surveillance by employers during the Covid-19 pandemic endangers trust in the workplace, according to a new report.

Renewable energy in India

Renewable energy in India

The University has signed up to help India achieve 100 per cent of the country's energy requirements through renewable energy (RE).