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New platform aims to address climate finance inequality

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) today launched an initiative that calls on world governments and civil society to make a long-term commitment to support equitable finance for those living in climate-hit regions.

retailTRUST and Hammerson back GCU talent

A fashion designer who produces face masks from waste fabric is one of 50 GCU students to benefit from funding from trade charity retailTRUST and property company Hammerson.

Giving climate-hit Rwandans a voice

A new research project from the University’s Centre for Climate Justice seeks to give a voice to rural Rwandans whose lives have been affected by floods and other natural disasters.

COVID-19 study on the mental health of frontline health and social care professionals

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) researchers have found that more needs to be done to support the mental health of COVID-19 frontline health and social care professionals.

Taken identity

A University academic who helped create an information sharing system as part of his PhD, has now seen the resultant spinout company acquired by a major US cyber-security organisation.

Lockdown lifestyle linked to poor mental health in Scotland

A rise in negative health behaviours – such as lack of sleep, exercise and an unhealthy diet – is linked to poorer mental health during the tightest restrictions of Scotland’s COVID-19 lockdown, a new study has confirmed.

Professor Jafry to advise Scottish Assembly

Glasgow Caledonian University's leading climate-change academic is to provide evidence to a Scottish Government-formed assembly on how the country can best meet its zero carbon targets.

Building on climate and COVID research

Glasgow Caledonian University’s Centre for Climate Justice will build on its current research into the experiences of people in Sub-Saharan Africa during the coronavirus pandemic, with the ultimate aim of changing future government and NGO

British School of Fashion unveils case study collection

Research expertise from GCU's British School of Fashion will be showcased to students and academics worldwide under a new partnership with the publishing house Bloomsbury.

New £1.1m study launched to investigate impact of bar and club opening hours on emergency services

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) researchers will play a key role in a new £1.1 million study investigating the impact recent changes in bars and nightclub opening hours has on Scotland’s emergency services, crime levels and health.

Retired engineer achieves PhD at 85

An 85-year-old who spent decades studying historical architecture in his spare time is thought to be the oldest person in Scotland to be awarded a PhD.

COVID-19 vaccine should be global common good

Nations and drug companies have been urged to put the patents for a COVID-19 vaccine in the public domain for the good of humanity.