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U of E launches online Indyref course
The Journal
The “Yes or No” course is the latest in the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) series run by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with FutureLearn, an online learning platform of over 20 British and international universities and expert ...

University of Edinburgh agrees licence deal for skin cancer identification app
Daily Record
An app developed by the University of Edinburgh to help medical professionals assess and detect skin cancer at an early stage has secured its first licensing agreement. The app, called Dermofit, has been licensed to Yorkshire-based Simedics Ltd through the ...

Obituary: Thomas Gillie Russell Bower, Professor of Human Development
The Scotsman
An outstanding scholar and athlete, Tom went to Edinburgh University on a classics bursary in 1959, where one of his many jobs was working as a rigger on the first Forth Road Bridge. He won medals and certificates for running, including Scottish Schools ...

Majority of Scottish academics set to vote ‘no’ in referendum, THE poll shows
The Times Higher Education
Three-quarters of academic respondents from the University of Edinburgh – one of the institutions least convinced about independence – were from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or clinical disciplines, which are more likely to l ...

The Palace Review: Week of 15th September
Royal Central
Also on Tuesday, The Princess, Chancellor, the University of Edinburgh, will hold a Dinner at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh. The Duke of York will attend the 14th The Duke of York Champions Trophy at The Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Scotland from ...

Race starts for listed Edinburgh hall £18m revamp
Construction Enquirer
The University of Edinburgh has started the hunt for five firms to bid for the job to revamp the historic McEwan Hall near the city centre. University leaders said plans to revamp the hall, which dates from 1897, were developed because of a catalogue of ...

Edinburgh man goes missing after flight to Switzerland
A University of Edinburgh research fellow has gone missing after boarding a flight to Switzerland for a computer science conference. Fergus McInnes, 51, got on the EasyJet flight from Edinburgh to Geneva at 09:35 on 9 September. But police said he did not ...

New streets honour Edinburgh thinkers
Edinburgh News
Roads, crescents and avenues around Edinburgh University’s King’s Buildings now pay tribute to 12 of the city’s most esteemed scientific sons and daughters. Among the dozen scientists recognised are Sir James Dewar – inventor of the vacuum flask ...

University Of Manchester Top 30 In The World... Again
Manchester Confidential
... College London (=2), University of Oxford (=5), University College London (=5), King's College London (16), University of Edinburgh (=17), University of Bristol (29), University of Manchester (30), University of Glasgow (=55), University of Warwick ...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today
the Edinburgh Reporter
ethical scientific research, whether current methods for assessing the quality of science are working and whether competition in science is a good thing. 12.30-2pm, Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh, 10 Crichton Street. Book via eventbrite. Free.

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