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Knowledge is power

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University have been tasked with improving the reliability of power generators that are being used in some of the world's harshest environments – from the Sahara Desert to the Amazon Rainforest.

GCU eye specialist secures vital funding to help stroke survivors with vision problems

​A leading stroke charity has awarded Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) researcher Dr Christine Hazelton five years of funding to improve the lives of people who suffer vision problems after a stroke.

Skye "highly vulnerable" to international travel slump

Skye is “highly vulnerable” to the downturn in international visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic as a new study reveals tourism is worth £211million a year to the island.

Major improvements in GCU student satisfaction

The University has seen widespread improvement across the board in the National Student Survey 2020.

Regeneration of canals and rivers can improve community health

The regeneration of canals and rivers in cities around the world can positively impact health and health inequalities – leading to a decrease in mortality rates in surrounding areas, according to new research.

Scotland's social history gets comic book reboot

Scotland's rich history of social enterprise and community action will be retold in comic book form as part of a new £76,300 project backed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

DNA breakthrough in alcohol-related liver disease

International research led by scientists at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has found a new link between DNA and the risk of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis.

Stroke researcher clinches NHS Clinical Academic post

A stroke scientist at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has landed a new role as Scotland’s first Allied Health Professions (AHPs) Stroke Clinical Academic with NHS Lanarkshire.

World-leading exercise expert wins most cited research paper award

World-leading physical activity expert Sebastien Chastin, Professor of Health Behaviour Dynamics in the School of Health and Life Sciences at GCU, has won yet another award for producing the most cited research paper.

Celebrating the Class of 2020

We kick off our graduation celebrations with a special message from our Chancellor, Dr Annie Lennox OBE

Sky’s the limit for GCU African leadership students

Three African leadership students, who graduate with Honours degrees this week, told of their personal and professional highs since arriving at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to study a BSc in Applied Psychology three years ago.

Yunus Centre celebrates 10-year anniversary

Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus today hailed the "amazing" success of the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.