2020 news from the University of Edinburgh.
The following news articles were published in 2020:
Staff recognised in New Year Honours
Four members of the University community have been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours list.
Deep-sea project charts future course of Atlantic Ocean
A landmark project to study the Atlantic Ocean’s vast depths has laid the foundations for efforts to safeguard the ocean for future generations.
Staff and alumni gift their time to students at Christmas
The University has organised a range of activities to support students staying in Edinburgh whose families live elsewhere, particularly those from other countries.
City partnership set to boost climate action
The University has joined forces with five leading employers to help Edinburgh reach its target of net zero emissions.
City bus firm’s app upgrade helps keep ticket fraud in check
Data experts are helping to boost the security of a ticketing app used by a leading UK public transport company.
Dynamic images of Edinburgh shared by students
Students have created a gallery of stunning images celebrating the Edinburgh community.
Mistletoe under spotlight of major DNA study
It has been a frivolous part of Christmas festivities for centuries, but now scientists sense that untangling mistletoe’s complex make-up could lead to lasting benefits.
The University is to partially close from 5 pm on Friday 18 December, then fully close from 5 pm on Thursday 24 December 2020 until Tuesday 5 January 2021.
Poverty linked to higher risk of Covid-19 death
People in Scotland’s poorest areas are more likely to be affected by severe Covid-19 – and to die from the disease – than those in more affluent districts, according to a study of critical care units.
Higher melt rates found under vital glacier
The largest ever outflow of meltwater from West Antarctica’s subglacial lakes has been recorded, giving unprecedented insights into the condition of one of the world’s biggest and most fragile glaciers.
Scientific research bids earn €10M of EU funding
Highly prestigious and competitive awards funded by the European Union to support scholars in pursuing ground breaking research have been made to five Edinburgh academics.
Genes could be key to new Covid-19 treatments
Potential treatments for Covid-19 have been identified after the discovery of five genes associated with the most severe form of the disease.