2009/2010 was another year of success for the University - here we present a roundup of the year’s highlights.
Institutions like ours can make their greatest contribution to the wider world by carrying out research of international standing, the results of which truly have the potential to transform people’s lives...
Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea
Principal of the University
A new centre for research into motor neurone disease has been officially opened by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Published 13 August.
Bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin has opened a redevelopment of the University’s main library. Video online.
Published 14 September.
Children with epilepsy will benefit from a new research centre that aims to improve diagnosis and treatment of the condition.
Published 19 October.
Edinburgh scientists have developed a new compound that could help fight hospital-acquired infections such as MRSA.
Published 23 November.
A team of University delegates received a standing ovation at the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference 2009.
Published 17 December.
A biotech company launched through the University has signed a multi-million pound deal to sell its products in China.
Published 15 November.
African farmers will benefit from a £2 million grant awarded to the University to help combat poverty in Africa.
Published 16 February.
A new University research centre is to foster deeper understanding between the Muslim world and the West.
Published 18 March.
The process of successful ageing is highlighted in an art exhibition at the University.
Published 22 April.
Sea level forecasts could become more accurate, thanks to a study of how melting ice in summer affects glacier movement.
Published 9 May.
A protein that controls brain activity may offer hope of new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy, a study has found.
Published 11 June.
A major funding award will enable researchers to tackle some of the most difficult challenges facing medical science.
Published 1 July.
Chris Close, www.chrisclose.co.uk, Paul Dodds, Douglas Robertson, Lloyd Smith, Flavio Takemoto, Sandy Young, Edinburgh Inspiring Capital.
This article was published on Jan 25, 2011