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10 things for October 2018

This month's essential news, events and opportunities for alumni.

1. A gift will support digital gains

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1. Analysing data with ethics in mind

Global investment firm Baillie Gifford has pledged £5 million to support research into the ethical challenges posed by the growing use of data and artificial intelligence.

Find out more

2. A meetup in Singapore

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2. Meet fellow alumni in Singapore

Alumni are invited to the Edinburgh University Alumni Club of Singapore's first meetup on Thursday, 29 November in the historically-inspired cocktail bar, Nutmeg and Clove.

Register for the meetup

The Club's Facebook page

3. World Cup glory for students

The Enactus Edinburgh team
3. The Enactus Edinburgh team

Enactus Edinburgh, a student-run social enterprise that won the UK Enactus competition, reached the final eight in the Enactus World Cup in California earlier this month. Many of the team's projects were supported by alumni through the Student Experience Grants scheme.

Enactus Edinburgh

Student Experience Grants

4. Royal visit for Bayes Centre

HRH The Princess Royal at the launch of the Bayes Centre
4. The Chancellor meets with data scientists

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal , Chancellor of the University, has officially opened the University's new centre of expertise in data science and artificial intelligence.

Find out more

5. Doddie's pledge to MND research

Doddie Weir
5. Doddie Weir pledges support

Researchers have received £250,000 from the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, launched by former rugby star Doddie Weir, to support the research that will use lab tests to investigate whether drugs that already treat a range of conditions could help people with motor neurone disease.

Find out more

6. Edinburgh expertise helps found China hospital

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6. Putian City will be the location for a new University hospital

A 200-bed hospital in China’s Fujian Province has been established by a University healthcare initiative.

Find out more

7. New resident artists for Gallery

Talbot Rice Gallery resident artists in Old College quad
7. Taking up residence in Talbot Rice Gallery

Five artists have been named as the first group to be supported by a new scheme that champions blossoming creative talent.

Who are the artists?

8. Physics-based audio at ECA 

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8. Discover how physics and music go hand-in-hand

The Inaugural Lecture by Professor Stefan Bilbao at Edinburgh College of Art will take place on Monday 19 November - and alumni are invited. He'll examine physics-based audio through sound synthesis and virtual acoustics.

More information and tickets

9. Online learning expands

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9. Online learning expands

The University is set to expand the online programmes and degrees it offers with a leading digital learning provider.

Find out how

10. East coast events in USA

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10. New York and Boston events for alumni

There are still spaces available at our special alumni events in New York (13 November) and Boston (16 November) - join us there!

Book you place - New York

Book your place - Boston

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