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GCU to become European hub for youth volunteering

More than 5000 young people are to be matched with volunteering opportunities across Europe as part of a major study led by Glasgow Caledonian University.

Councils urged to bin recycling boxes after study reveals refuse-collector health issues

Recycling bags and boxes put out with household and business rubbish could lead to an increase in health problems for refuse collectors, a Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) expert has warned.

Experts call for urgent action over new superbug threat

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University have warned that Scottish hospitals are at risk of a new potentially deadly superbug outbreak unless attitudes towards vital screening change.

Former Iceland president praises GCU Arctic policy mapping report

The Centre for Climate Justice has been praised by His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, former President of Iceland, for its Arctic Policy Mapping Report.

Moffat Centre masterplan to transform Ayrshire tourism

A tourism masterplan devised by the Moffat Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University is set to attract thousands of extra visitors to the west coast of Scotland.

Expert calls time on alcohol-themed Christmas gifts for women

Leading researcher Professor Carol Emslie is calling on Scots to think twice before buying alcohol-related novelty gifts for their female family and friends this Christmas.

Academics deliver first Climate Justice handbook

Academics from our very own Centre for Climate Justice have edited a recently published compendium covering the field.

THE research nomination puts Sinan in the spotlight

Recognition in the Technological Innovation of the Year category at the “Higher Education Oscars” has boosted the profile of research at Glasgow Caledonian.

Computer game developed in Glasgow played at UN climate summit

Delegates at this month's key United Nations COP24 global climate-change negotiations in Poland were invited to play a computer game developed by students from Glasgow Caledonian University.

GCU Professor clinches top gender equality award for hard-hitting blog

Congratulations to GCU Professor of Criminology and Sociology Lesley McMillan for winning the prestigious Write to End Violence Against Women Awards Best Blog category.

World War II shipyard worker Janet Harvey receives honorary degree

"Work as hard as you can to reach your goals." Those were the inspiring words of Second World War shipyard electrician Janet Harvey. The 96-year-old was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering in recognition of her outstanding

Emeritus Professor Aidoo awarded Environmental Health Institute’s highest honour

Emeritus Professor Kofi Aidoo is to be awarded The Council of The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland’s most prestigious accolade.