Arclight in Rwanda

The Global Health Team from the School of Medicine recently completed a national eye care training and distribution exercise in Rwanda utilizing the Arclight solar powered ophthalmoscope. The team, led by Dr Andrew Blaikie (Senior Lecturer and Consultant Ophthalmologist), delivered …

September 12, 2018 | Impact


Resistance to root knot nematodes in rice

Asia is the main rice-growing region of the world and is responsible for about 90% of global rice production. Rice is the staple food for more than 50% of the population in Asia, a figure that can reach up to …

July 30, 2018 | Biology


British Academy Global Professorships 2018

The British Academy has launched a new programme (Global Professorships 2018) supported by the UK Government’s National Productivity Investment Fund. It aims to demonstrate and further enhance the UK’s commitment to international research partnerships and collaboration as well as strengthen …

July 13, 2018 | Funding opportunities


Simons Investigators

The University of St Andrews has been invited to submit nominations for the Simons Investigators programs in the following categories: Mathematics Physics Astrophysics Theoretical Computer Science Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS) The aim of the program is to identify …

July 13, 2018 | Funding opportunities


Community theatre: the example of Classical Athens

The Athenians of the 5th-4th centuries BCE valued the performance of drama, as a mass art form and communal experience.  They invested heavily in it too. Dr Jon Hesk, from the School of Classics, discusses how the example of Greek …

June 7, 2018 | Classics


Thinking 3D: three-dimensionality and its impact on the arts and sciences

Thinking 3D is an interdisciplinary exploration of the concept of three-dimensionality and its impact on the arts and sciences; an innovative project which puts the minds of the 21st century in touch with those of early practitioners exploring three-dimensionality; a …

October 31, 2017 | Art History


Virtual time travel through pre-reformation Edinburgh

In “A View from a Hill”, a ghost story by M. R. James, an archaeologist’s binoculars allows them to see scenes from the past. The Edinburgh 1544 project enables visitors and residents of Edinburgh to see the city as it …

August 1, 2017 | History


East Side Story: Historical Pollution and Neighbourhood Sorting

The East Sides of cities such as London, Vancouver, New York and Paris have historically been the poorest. Some, but not all, have gentrified more recently, and this gentrification has been at the centre of media attention. These observations uncover …

May 15, 2017 | Economics and Finance


Cultural Enrichment of the Indigenous Peoples of Peru

Dr Sabine Hyland‘s fieldwork in the Andes has led to the first decipherment of a structural element on khipus (the ancient Andean writing system using knotted cords) in almost 100 years! A khipu is a series of coloured, knotted strings …

April 20, 2017 | Research at St Andrews


Protecting the future of seals in Scotland

The research of the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), on behalf of NERC, has been instrumental in identifying protected haul-out sites for seals. The recently approved Protection of Seals (Designation of Haul-out Sites) (Scotland) Act 2014 designates a total of …

April 18, 2017 | Animals