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News and Events from the College of Science and Engineering.

Academics Unplugged - Prof Evelyn Telfer

Professor Evelyn Telfer, from the Institute of Cell Biology and CDBS at the School of Biological Sciences will present her talk - Lab grown human eggs: a new way to preserve fertility.

Electronic owls to monitor park use

Model owls roosting in parks are to be equipped with Wi-Fi hotspots to help experts better understand how the spaces are used.

Student YouTube star makes DIY robotics look easy as Pi

A first-year University student has become an online sensation, offering expert advice on DIY robotics and computer programming.

Physicists play key role in nuclear project

A study of the Universe involving Edinburgh physicists could help to improve global security.

Innovation in Education award for China-UK Low Carbon College

China-UK Low Carbon College (LCC) won the award for Innovation in Education at the China-Scotland Business Council Awards. 

Iron-rich planet formed after worlds collided

A head-on collision between distant worlds led to the formation of an iron-rich planet nearly ten times as heavy as Earth, a study shows.

Innovation focus for PhD training centres

Three training centres are to equip PhD students with skills to tackle key challenges in engineering and the physical sciences.

Academics Unplugged Talk - Prof Jason Reese

The latest in our series of lunchtime research lectures will see Professor Jason Reese from the School of Engineering deliver his talk: 'A World in a Grain of Sand': why the particular matters.

Our Health - Interdisciplinary Community-University Research Programme

Our Health projects create community-based research that invites local communities to set real-world research questions and agendas around health and wellbeing.

North Sea rocks could act as energy stores

Rocks in the seabed off the UK coast could provide long-term storage locations for renewable energy production, new research suggests.

AI scientists team up with Japanese experts

University scientists are to collaborate with three major Japanese research institutes on artificial intelligence and robotics.

Social Responsibility and Sustainability Workshop for Staff and Students

The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability are running an afternoon workshop for interested staff and students within the College of Science and Engineering

City gardens help pollinating insects thrive

Gardens and allotments in towns and cities are a haven for insects that help plants to flourish, research has shown.

Scans reveal how world’s first dogs caught prey

Analysis of the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas has helped scientists uncover how prehistoric dogs hunted 40 million years ago.

Academics Unplugged

Academics Unplugged is an opportunity for researchers to introduce their work to staff and students from across the College. These short talks provide the opportunity for University staff and students to engage directly with cutting-edge researchers.

Science on a Summer's Evening

Each year the College of Science and Engineering presents a special evening of lectures and hands-on science, showcasing exciting research at the University of Edinburgh.

Campus News

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Inaugural lectures

Information on upcoming inaugural lectures in the College of Science and Engineering.


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