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The following news articles were published in 2021:  

Welcome Week returns with outdoor events

Edinburgh Welcome Flag
A number of open-air events will welcome new and returning students to Edinburgh this September.

Steroid could reduce heavy menstrual bleeding

woman in discomfort holds her stomach
Women who experience heavy menstrual bleeding could have their blood loss reduced by treatment with a common anti-inflammatory steroid, research suggests.

Russian Arctic warming leads to major ice loss

Glaciers and ice caps in two archipelagos in the Russian Arctic are losing enough meltwater to fill nearly five million Olympic-size swimming pools each year, research shows.

Stage all set for return of festivals buzz

A captivating array of events is taking place on campus as the University reaffirms its commitment to Edinburgh’s summer festivals.

Reasonable machines focus of new AI centre

Edinburgh scientists are undertaking a ground-breaking research project that seeks to teach machines to reason like humans.

Artwork extends hand of friendship post-Brexit

An artwork resounding to the strains of Auld Lang Syne in 28 languages will lament the UK’s departure from the EU.

£7m study seeks green boost for city health

Innovative ways in which nature can help reduce health inequalities in cities will be the focus of a £7.1 million study.

Key figures recognised with honorary degrees

Graduation ceremony
A diverse array of influential figures have been honoured by the University for their innovation, success and leadership.

Half of Covid hospital cases suffer complication

Healthcare worker in ICU in full PPE during covid pandemic
One in two people hospitalised with Covid-19 developed at least one complication, research shows.

Digital survey puts skills claims to the test

People who have completed digital skills training are being invited to take part in research that gauges its effectiveness.

University to host graduation celebrations at Edinburgh Castle

A view of Edinburgh Castle with McEwan Hall in the foreground
Edinburgh students will be able to celebrate their achievements with friends and loved ones in a series of socially-distanced and Covid compliant events at Edinburgh’s iconic Castle.

Smoke-free cars can cut child tobacco risk by a third

A man sitting in car with the window down snapping a cigarette in half
Banning in-car smoking when children are present can reduce their exposure to tobacco smoke by more than 30 per cent, research shows.