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The following news articles were published in 2022:  

Experts take long view to aid Olympians’ health

Health experts from Edinburgh have launched a global research initiative to better understand how injury and illness affects Olympic athletes during, and after, their sporting careers.

Students from Europe gather for pioneering summer school

Una Europa One Health Summer School
More than 50 students from countries across Europe have visited the University to take part in a summer school that has health at its heart.

Funding boost for Holyrood community parkrun

This summer, the University has funded a new city centre community parkrun at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh.

Corner shop tobacco sales halved in three years

Sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products from UK convenience stores fell by almost half in three years, research shows.

Experts unearth hidden Van Gogh self-portrait

A previously unknown Vincent van Gogh painting has been discovered as the result of research by an Edinburgh art historian.

Campus comes alive as festival audiences return

Edinburgh’s campus will be buzzing with festival crowds once more this August as the city passes a significant cultural milestone.

Edinburgh astronomers find most distant galaxy

Early data from a new space telescope has enabled Edinburgh astronomers to locate the most distant galaxy ever found.

Birmingham belief for Edinburgh athletes

Birmingham Commonwealth Games - Katie Robertson (hockey)
A record number of University participants will take part in this year’s Commonwealth Games.

Natural foods appeal to children, study finds

Children are more likely to prefer foods they believe to be natural to man-made options, rating them higher for tastiness, safety and desirability, a study shows.

Festival of words and wonder fills College of Art

People sit on a bench outdoors next to a giant pile of books at Edinburgh International Book Festival
University students, staff and alumni are joining a line-up of inspirational events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival to celebrate the power of sharing stories and ideas.

WHO Director-General receives honorary degree

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), has received an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh.

Blood test could predict future risk of leukaemia

A 3D computer generated image of acute lymphoblastic leukemia with red blood cells
A blood test could predict risk of developing leukaemia in the elderly population years in advance by identifying changes in blood cell production, according to new research.