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University of Glasgow

Public research university for UK and international students

The University of Glasgow is a public research university in Glasgow, Scotland. Founded by papal bull in 1451, it is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's four ancient universities. Along with the universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and St Andrews, the university was part of the Scottish Enlightenment during the 18th century.

In common with universities of the pre-modern era, Glasgow originally educated students primarily from wealthy backgrounds; however, it became a pioneer in British higher education in the 19th century by also providing for the needs of students from the growing urban and commercial middle class. Glasgow University served all of these students by preparing them for professions: law, medicine, civil service, teaching, and the church.

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University of Glasgow News

Space travel throws a curveball at astronauts' guts, challenging their health - 02-Feb-2024

Understanding the adaptation is crucial for protecting them on long missions


Seeing your friends and family often can help you live longer

New Scientist - 10-Nov-2023

People who never have visitors are at a 39% higher risk of dying


Early diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes can add years to your life

University of Cambridge - 03-Oct-2023

Diagnosis at 30 may cut 14 years off life, but early treatment can extend it


People will live shorter lives due to the rising cost of living in the UK

The Guardian - 25-Sep-2023

The poorest will face the hardest hit, with deaths rising four times faster


Vegans have lower levels of disease markers than meat-eaters

Healthline - 10-May-2021

Plant-based diet including lean meat can help improve beneficial markers as well


3 drinking habits you can make today for a healthier tomorrow

Huffington Post - 12-Jan-2021

These habits are associated with reduced risk of early death, CVD and liver disease


Limiting screen time could prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases

BBC - 23-Jul-2020

Minimize exposure to TV and phones and maximize your health


Footballers have a high risk of death from neurodegenerative diseases

BBC - 22-Oct-2019

Except for neurodegenerative diseases, ex-footballers are less likely to die from other diseases


Robot revolutionises study of new molecules

Independent - 18-Jul-2018

This software test many chemical reactions simultaneously and may lead to faster drug discovery


Three-fold difference in mortality rates by occupation

BBC - 24-Oct-2017

A Glasgow University study found people who work in factories and in construction have higher dea...


Death rate rise linked to longer stays in hospital

Guardian - 02-Oct-2017

1 in 5 of the extra deaths in 2014-15 may be attributable being stuck in hospital. Older patient...


Lab-grown bone cell breakthrough

STV News - 12-Sep-2017

Nanokicking used to grow 3D samples of mineralised bone for the first time. Laser interferometer...


Statins cut heart deaths in men with high cholesterol

NHS - 07-Sep-2017

Original randomised trial studied men who had high cholesterol. Analysed the effects of taking s...


Scouts and guides provide mental health boost for life

BBC - 10-Nov-2016

Study finds scouts or guides have better mental health in later life. 15% less likely than other...