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Scottish universities may face £21m research cut

Scottish universities may be forced to bear a £21 million research funding cut from the Scottish Government next year, it has emerged. The surprise development was featured in an annual grant letter last week from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), the public body responsible for allocating government funds to universities. According to the letter, £1.041 […]

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Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology to receive £11 million

Edinburgh University’s Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology is set to receive £11.4 million as part of a £40 million UK wide investment in synthetic biology. Jointly funded by three research councils and the UK government, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable MP, announced the investment last week. He claimed: “From materials […]

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Edinburgh University receives ‘Red’ free speech ranking

The online magazine Spiked! has given the University of Edinburgh, and 47 other universities, a ‘Red’ rating in their first ever “Free Speech University Rankings”. The university’s Dignity and Respect Policy, and EUSA’s campaigns to end rape culture and lad banter, are two of the reasons cited by Spiked! writer Tom Slater as reasons for […]

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Students react to Syriza’s big win

Syriza’s electoral victory in the Greek elections has sparked varied reactions at the University of Edinburgh. Syriza, a far-left anti-austerity party, made waves after winning 36 per cent of the vote on 25th January and forming a coalition government under its radical and charismatic leader, Alexis Tsipras. While moderate and conservative authorities in the EU […]