Introduction

2009/10 was another year of success for the University. Here we present a roundup of the year’s highlights.

Chancellor opens research centre

A new centre for research into motor neurone disease has been officially opened by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Chancellor opens research centre

Rankin opens library upgrade

Bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin has opened a redevelopment of the University’s main library. Video online.

Rankin opens library upgrade

Centre to help children with epilepsy

Children with epilepsy will benefit from a new research centre that aims to improve diagnosis and treatment of the condition.

Centre to help children with epilepsy

Discovery could help kill superbugs

Edinburgh scientists have developed a new compound that could help fight hospital-acquired infections such as MRSA.

Discovery could help kill superbugs

Warm reception for Copenhagen delegates

A team of University delegates received a standing ovation at the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference 2009.

Warm reception for Copenhagen delegates

Biotech firm signs major Chinese deal

A biotech company launched through the University has signed a multi-million pound deal to sell its products in China.

Biotech firm signs major Chinese deal

£2m award to help African farmers

African farmers will benefit from a £2 million grant awarded to the University to help combat poverty in Africa.

£2m award to help African farmers

New centre to promote cultural ties

A new University research centre is to foster deeper understanding between the Muslim world and the West.

New centre to promote cultural ties

Art show puts ageing in a positive light

The process of successful ageing is highlighted in an art exhibition at the University.

Art show puts ageing in a positive light

Greenland study aids sea level forecasts

Sea level forecasts could become more accurate, thanks to a study of how melting ice in summer affects glacier movement.

Greenland study aids sea level forecasts

Brain study offers Alzheimer’s hope

A protein that controls brain activity may offer hope of new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy, a study has found.

Brain study offers Alzheimer’s hope

£3.5m boost for medical centre project

A major funding award will enable researchers to tackle some of the most difficult challenges facing medical science.

£3.5m boost for medical centre project


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