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The following news articles were published in 2022:  

Sustainability award win for University

ISCN Award 2022 - Principal Peter Mathieson
The University’s efforts to fight the climate crisis have been recognised with an international award.

Vaccine campaign to free Indian state from rabies

One man with a face covering holds a puppy while another man also in a face covering vaccinates a super cute puppy
Data-driven, One Health approach puts Goa on target to eliminate disease and save lives.

Hub ignites creative spark to drive social change

A new initiative that will use the arts and creativity to promote social justice in communities has been launched.

Edinburgh’s twinning with Kyiv bolstered

Ukraine Flag
The University of Edinburgh and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in Ukraine have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

Pandemic Science Hub to fight lung disease

Scientists work at the Baillie Gifford Pandemic Science Hub
A new multi-million pound research programme to develop treatments for lung infections such as Covid-19 and future pandemics has been announced at the University of Edinburgh with support from a significant donation by Baillie Gifford.   

Future fashion talent shines at St James Quarter

Five models pose in student fashion garments
Stunning designs drawing upon a dizzying array of influences including wild gardens, 18th century corsetry and the Scottish landscape are among the collections at this year’s Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Show.

Experts support new tool promoting tourism

A new tool to help visitors and residents enjoy the East Lothian coastline and avoid overcrowding and queues has been created by Edinburgh experts and Visit East Lothian.

Tidal blade facility at leading edge of green energy testing

The world’s first rapid testing facility for tidal turbine blades, which researchers say can speed up development of marine energy technologies while helping to reduce costs, has opened for business.

Research rankings confirm Edinburgh as world leader

Sam, Sara, Olivia, Jane, Udita - Edinburgh graduates.
Edinburgh’s position as one of the UK’s leading research universities has been reaffirmed by the results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

University announced as Festival’s long-term home

Edinburgh Futures Institute
The Edinburgh International Book Festival has announced that it will take residence at the University for the foreseeable future.

Outstanding scientists join Royal Society

Three Edinburgh researchers have been elected to a prestigious fellowship in recognition of their exceptional contributions to science.

Fluorescent probe can track cancer drug progress

A 3D render of T cells attacking cancer cells
Early diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients could be helped by new imaging technology that sheds light on the effectiveness of immunotherapy drugs.