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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Cette fleur est l'ancêtre du magnolia… mais aussi du chêne, de l'herbe, de la tomate, de la jonquille, et de bien d'autres encore. Hervé Sauquet et Jürg Schönenberger

Il y a 140 millions d’années, la toute première fleur ressemblait à un magnolia

Faute de fossiles, l’apparence des premières fleurs est longtemps restée inconnue. Mais en remontant l’arbre généalogique de certaines plantes, des scientifiques sont parvenus à percer le mystère.
The Southern Tanzania Elephant Program used camera traps to capture elephant visits to farmland. STEP/Author supplied

What camera traps tell us about elephants eating crops

Elephants feeding on crops poses a challenge to their coexistence with humans. Farmers must introduce strategies to reduce losses and avoid lethal action against the endangered species.

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