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New research calls for the protection of UK saltmarshes

New research calls for the protection of UK saltmarshes

The UK's saltmarshes are under threat from climate change, coastal erosion, and sea-level rise, according to a new study led by the University of St Andrews and the University of York.

How elephants say hello

How elephants say hello

African elephants communicate in different ways depending on the social scenario, according to a new research collaboration.

Geared up for sustainable travel

Geared up for sustainable travel

Researchers from the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) successfully completed a cycle challenge to raise awareness of climate change and the need to transition to a low carbon future.

Fife horticulture project heaps praise on University donation

Fife horticulture project heaps praise on University donation

A project set up to promote horticulture, heritage, arts, and education at Cambo Estate in Fife's East Neuk has been reaping the benefits of a donation from the University of St Andrews Community Fund.

Arts and Humanities ranked within the world's top 50

Arts and Humanities ranked within the world's top 50

Arts and Humanities subjects at the University of St Andrews are among the strongest in the world for teaching and research, according to a new international ranking.

St Andrews RSE Fellows

St Andrews RSE Fellows

A mathematician, a sea mammal expert, a Professor of Greek, and a researcher in British culture are new RSE Fellows.

University bus deal hits £1m

University bus deal hits £1m

A pioneering partnership between the University and bus operator Stagecoach has saved staff and students £1 millon in just 13 months.

Silver Athena Swan award for St Andrews

Silver Athena Swan award for St Andrews

The University of St Andrews has received a prestigious institutional Silver Athena Swan Award in recognition of its continued efforts to advance gender equality across the University.

Lighting up the future

Lighting up the future

New multidisciplinary research from the University of St Andrews could lead to more efficient televisions, computer screens and lighting.

Medicine comes home

Medicine comes home

A new partnership between the University and NHS Fife will benefit patient care and medical research in the Kingdom and boost Scotland's training provision for new doctors.

Prize for the Environment

Prize for the Environment

The University launched its annual Prize for the Environment this month, a significant global initiative that champions innovative responses to environmental challenges.

Roxani's essay in 'I Remember' Covid memorial

Roxani's essay in 'I Remember' Covid memorial

A St Andrews International Relations lecturer specialising in the politics of love and care has made a major contribution to I Remember - Scotland's Covid memorial

Chimpanzees learn by looking

Chimpanzees learn by looking

Chimps learn by watching each other, according to research from St Andrews and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

Bobby Jones Scholars announced

Bobby Jones Scholars announced

The University announced the selection of four students who will spend the next academic year studying at Emory University as part of a special scholarship.

Protect marine mammal habitats

Protect marine mammal habitats

An international conservation initiative has identified new Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean.

Fake news feeds on inattention

Fake news feeds on inattention

Research from St Andrews reveals how misinformation producers exploit inattentive readers, who are more likely to click on false news.

Buses promote travel scheme

Buses promote travel scheme

A striking bus-side advertising scheme showcasing the carbon saved by St Andrews students and staff has been launched.

RSE honours St Andrews academics

RSE honours St Andrews academics

Seven exceptional St Andrews academics have been awarded research grants by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

St Andrews secures £2m green hydrogen funding

St Andrews secures £2m green hydrogen funding

The University of St Andrews has been awarded funding by the Wolfson Foundation to enable the development of green hydrogen technologies.

Free drop-in vaccination clinics

Free drop-in vaccination clinics

The drop-in clinics will take place in the Students' Association Building and will run from Tuesday 30 January to Friday 2 February, between 9am and 3pm.

Funds for Fife projects

Funds for Fife projects

The University launched the first round of this year's Community Fund to support projects across Fife with awards of up to £3000.

Exhibit on ancient Iranian culture

Exhibit on ancient Iranian culture

A snake man and a bird goddess are among the objects on display in a new exhibition exploring one of the world's oldest cultures.

Café offers repairs and advice

Café offers repairs and advice

The first St Andrews Repair and Advice Café launched this week with those needing items fixed queuing up at the door.

Principal's start of semester message

Principal's start of semester message

Principal Professor Dame Sally Mapstone FRSE wrote to all staff and students on Monday 8 January ahead of the start of the Candlemas Semester.

African raptors in decline

African raptors in decline

An international team of researchers has found that Africa's birds of prey are facing an extinction crisis.

New Year Honours

New Year Honours

Three St Andrews academics have been recognised in the King's New Year Honours List 2023 for their services to education, mathematics and literature.

The quest for enlichenment

The quest for enlichenment

While Rudolph's red nose may help guide Santa's sleigh, it's a reindeer's excellent night vision that allows them to locate their dinner.

Statement from the Court of the University of St Andrews

Statement from the Court of the University of St Andrews

The University Court is to commission an independent external investigation to address questions raised about the role and recent actions of the University Rector, Stella Maris.

Optics Ambassadors announced

Optics Ambassadors announced

A St Andrews early career researcher has been named as an emerging leader in the optics and photonics community.

St Andrews ranked in top 100 in sustainability report

St Andrews ranked in top 100 in sustainability report

The University has been recognised for its sustainability work in the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability report, leaping an impressive 57 places to rank joint 86th.

Graduations celebrations

Graduations celebrations

More than 1000 students from 68 different countries walked across the stage in Younger Hall during winter graduation ceremonies.