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The following news articles were published in 2021:  

Scottish Varsity Rugby returns

The Men’s Scottish Varsity Rugby Match returns this weekend.

Royal Society of Edinburgh honours academics

Five Edinburgh scholars have been recognised for their exceptional achievements in science, academia, and public engagement.

Unequal fertility services access for cancer survivors

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Young people who survive cancer are at risk of missing out on the chance of one day having children, research shows.

£1m climate change programme launched to help Scottish businesses

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A new partnership designed to empower Scottish companies and help them become climate change leaders has been launched by the University of Edinburgh and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Partnership using data to tackle hunger launched

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Leading researchers and humanitarian agencies have joined forces to harness data and technology in a bid to stop climate shocks resulting in hunger in vulnerable livestock farming communities.

Covid threatens creative diversity, study finds

Creative workforces risk becoming even less diverse after the pandemic unless there are significant efforts to boost equality and inclusion, research shows.

Positive teacher relationships may reduce crime

Young people who have a good relationship with their teacher in childhood are less likely to engage in anti-social behaviour in adolescence, a study says.

Social context is key to Covid testing success

Clearer understanding is needed of the social factors that influence participation rates in Covid-19 testing programmes, research suggests.

Digital archive captures health websites

Experts are developing an archive to capture, preserve and make online information on health and the Covid-19 pandemic more accessible.

Study challenges Covid-19 preparedness in Africa

Countries in Africa assessed as being least vulnerable to an epidemic were the worst affected by Covid-19, new research suggests

Visionary research celebrated with Fellowships

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Six Edinburgh academics have been announced as recipients of a government fellowship to propel research tackling global challenges and to bring innovative ideas to market.  

Seminars spotlight subjects’ shared language

Secondary pupils are being invited to explore the similarities between language learning and mathematical problem solving in seminars involving Edinburgh experts.