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The future is now for climate finance

Globally influential figures will put their heads together at a Glasgow Caledonian University event in a bid to identify how the lives of the poorest and vulnerable, who are disproportionately affected by climate change, can be made better.

GCU cancer researcher wins prestigious grant for lifesaving work

GCU blood cancer scientist Dr Mark Williams has been awarded this year’s British Society for Haematology (BSH) Visiting Fellow Grant of £17,997 to continue his potentially lifesaving research into Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML).

Researchers hope super algae will combat superbugs

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University have discovered a unique type of algae that could help reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance being spread through rural waterways and the wider environment.

Research study using mindfulness to help stroke survivors moves online

The innovative HEADS: UP (Helping Ease Anxiety and Depression after Stroke) research team is launching a feasibility study to find out how best to run the project completely online for participants. They are starting recruitment this month to find

Students recreate magic of Jason and the Argonauts for national exhibition

Students at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) have sent iconic characters from Jason and the Argonauts on a sightseeing tour of Scotland in a short animation film that pays tribute to their legendary creator.

Harry Potter psychology research proves public don’t need dumbed down

Words such as Muggle and Quidditch from Harry Potter fantasy novels have been used in an in-depth eye movement psychological study to find out how people react to unfamiliar language.

GCU's ARC sports centre transformed into new walk-through COVID-19 test centre for Glasgow

Glasgow Caledonian University's ARC sports centre has been transformed into a key walk-through COVID-19 test centre to serve the local community of Glasgow.

GCU climbs 21 places in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

Glasgow Caledonian University has climbed 21 places in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, moving from 96th to 75th out of 131 universities in the UK.

European leaders "failed to promote COVID-19 advice" on Twitter

Political leaders across Europe failed to promote COVID-19 health guidelines on social media in the early days of the pandemic, according to a new academic study.

GCU welcomes new governors

The University's governing body, Court, has welcomed six new governors.

Return of parkrun a "milestone" for health and well-being in UK

Researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University have welcomed the return of parkrun as a "significant milestone" for the UK.

THE names GCU among UK universities best placed to meet pandemic challenges

GCU has been recognised by Times Higher Education as one of the eight UK institutions best positioned to meet the challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic.