August 2022

Improving eye care diagnostics in India

Beth Mills, based at the Queen’s Medical Research Institute, has worked with Aravind Eye Care Systems (AECS) since 2017, exploring diagnostic strategy for cornea infections using SmartProbes. She shared her experiences and the project’s successes with us. About AECS AECS is based in Tamil Nadu in the south of India. Their mission is to ‘eliminate […]

August 2022

Witwatersrand awards Centennial Fellows to Edinburgh researchers

As part of its 2022 centennial celebrations, the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg has awarded three short-term fellowships for researchers based at the University of Edinburgh. Researchers from the School of Social & Political Science and Edinburgh College of Art will be based in South Africa at the Johannesburg and Wits Rural campuses for […]

August 2022

First Una Europa Summer School held in Edinburgh

From 25 July to 5 August, more than 50 students from the University of Edinburgh and European partner universities came together to tackle One Health issues. Students and academic mentors considered the inter-related health of people, animals, plants and the environment. Led by Professor Lisa Boden, Chair of Population Medicine and Veterinary Public Health Policy, […]

July 2022

Una.Universitas confirmed by European Commission

Yesterday’s announcement that the Una Europa alliance has secured funding for its Una.Universitas project presents new and unique opportunities for Edinburgh students and staff further to develop joint activity with Una Europa member universities. Creating a European University of the Future Una.Universitas will build on the work of the pilot project, 1Europe, which launched in […]

July 2022

Preventing Pesticide Suicide in SE Asia

By Ellie Roger and Aastha Sethi. The Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention (CPSP) is a philanthropically funded research and policy initiative within the University of Edinburgh, working to reduce the number of pesticide suicides worldwide. CPSP aims to identify lethal pesticides responsible for deaths and end their use through regulatory action. It works in low and […]