News in brief
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 opened by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Rankin opens library upgrade
Bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin has opened a redevelopment of the University’s main library.
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.
Discovery could help kill superbugs
Edinburgh scientists have developed a new compound that could help fight hospital-acquired infections such as MRSA.
Warm reception for Copenhagen delegates
A team of University delegates has received a standing ovation at climate change talks in Copenhagen.
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.
£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.
New centre to promote cultural ties
A new University research centre is to foster deeper understanding between the Muslim world and the West.
Art show puts ageing in a positive light
The process of successful ageing is being highlighted in an art exhibition at the University.
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.
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.
£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.