University of Stirling

As a top UK research-intensive university, Stirling is committed to carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions and helping to shape society.

Interdisciplinary in its approach, Stirling’s research informs its teaching curriculum and facilitates opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration between staff, students, industry partners and the wider community.

In 2013, Stirling was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its research in social marketing in the field of public health and is one of the UK’s leading research universities in: health and wellbeing; aquaculture, veterinary and food science; culture and society; the economy, business and management; and sport.

At 50-years-young, Stirling retains a pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation. Its scenic central Scotland campus – complete with a loch, castle and golf course – is home to more than 11,000 students and 1400 staff representing 115 nationalities. This includes an ever-expanding base for postgraduate study.


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Terrible beauty: Operation Castle – British test on Bikini Atoll, March 1954. Wikimedia Commons

Out of sight, out of mind: a nuclear legacy

It was a key moment in the Cold War: 50 years ago, on August 5, 1963, US and the Soviet Union signed the Limited Test Ban Treaty banning nuclear tests in the atmosphere, underwater and in outer space (but…
Dementia prevalence down but not out. Flickr/Sparkle Glowplug

Dementia stats down but postcode lottery drives uneven care

Dementia has been described as a ticking time bomb, with the number of those affected predicted to double in the next two decades. But a new study suggests that the prevalence of people with dementia in…
After the global financial crisis, a more restrained and open-minded approach to economics is needed. AAP

Time to accept economic known unknowns? The case for ‘pluralism’

Confidence in economics has been dented by the global financial crisis. But what is reasonable to expect of economists? People joke about economists disagreeing, but is it feasible for there to be one…

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