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The following news articles were published in 2024:   

Scale of online harm to children revealed in global study

A child sits alone on an outdoor staircase, with a mobile phone in their hands
More than 300 million children a year are victims of online sexual exploitation and abuse, research indicates.

Satellite images provide early glimpse of telescope’s potential

Images of the Universe released from the early stages of a European satellite mission demonstrate the technology’s potential to reveal secrets of the cosmos.

Fresh Fashion Collections shine at Museum Show

L-R Lucy Alice Pearson, Milly Trend, Olivia Shearon, Tian Qiu, Elaine Zeng
A dramatic mix of designs drawing upon influences including empowering sportswear for women and surrealist art feature in this year’s Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Show.

Solution to ancient astronomy puzzle to aid solar storm warnings

A composite image capturing variations in the sun's magnetic field over a decade shows varied activity on its surface.
Scientists have unlocked a vital clue in a solar mystery that has intrigued astronomers, including the great Galileo, for some 400 years.

Global pairing aims to thwart child exploitation

An international research partnership has been launched to step up the worldwide effort to safeguard vulnerable children.

Virtual reality brings historic Edinburgh cityscape to life

Conservator Amanda Dodds makes repairs to Barker's panorama of Constantinople laid out on a white table
The world’s first panorama – a dramatic Edinburgh cityscape dating back to 1788 – is on display in a free public exhibition.

Tribute to pioneering benefactor Jim Simons

Image of James ‘Jim’ Simons at a 2016 University of Edinburgh graduation ceremony
We are saddened to hear of the death of James ‘Jim’ Simons, whose generous donations made him one of the largest benefactors to the University.

Views sought on responsible investment

The University of Edinburgh logo
The University is inviting staff and students to share their views on updates to its Responsible Investment Policy.

Tales of real and imagined lives win book awards

A vivid tale set in a fictional town in northern Australia, an exploration into the work of a writer who took their own life, and a snapshot of a post-Second World War culture of sex, drugs and rock and roll have won the UK’s longest-running literary awards.

Old College protest: a statement from the Principal

Since 5 May 2024, a group of people have been occupying the Old College Quad in protest about the ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine. This follows a number of similar protests taking place in campuses across the UK, the USA and the world over the last few weeks.

Research initiative to build collaborative and creative AI futures

A £2.4 million initiative has been launched to help organisations develop solutions for pressing questions around the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI).

Travel emissions show promising drop

Plane landing in sunset
Carbon emissions from University business travel have decreased by a third compared with pre-pandemic data from 2018/19.