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Leverhulme award for research success

Naomi Appleton Granted Philip Leverhulme Prize
A University researcher has received a major Leverhulme award to investigate the Jataka tales – stories of the past lives of the Buddha.

Honorary degree for China’s Vice Premier

Honorary degree for China’s Vice Premier
The highest-ranking woman in the government of the People’s Republic of China, Madam Liu Yandong, has been awarded an honorary degree.

Doctor and rights activist honoured

A doctor who risked his life to campaign against sexual violence as a weapon of war has been honoured by the University.

Gems from archives aired for St Andrews Day

Gems from archives aired for St Andrews Day
A treasure trove of evocative recordings, striking images and rarely seen historic documents are among the highlights of a newly refurbished centre showcasing Scotland’s culture.

£10m gift boosts institute’s vision

£10m gift boosts institute’s vision
An anonymous donor has pledged £10m to fund a University initiative that will address some of society’s most pressing concerns.

Walkabout app puts city’s literary highlights on map

LitLong home page on display on table device
A free interactive app has been launched so that people worldwide can explore Edinburgh’s literary history.

Russian film festival has contemporary focus

Four new features are to be screened during Edinburgh’s Russian Film Week.

Academics honoured for healthcare research

Two Edinburgh scholars have been honoured for excellence in healthcare research.

Experts examine illegal puppy trade

Edinburgh researchers are working with an animal welfare charity to examine the effects of intensive breeding on dogs.

Festival director to deliver major lecture

The fourth annual Andrew Carnegie Lecture will be delivered by director of the Edinburgh International Festival, Fergus Linehan.

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