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Permanently Progressing?

Permanently Progressing? – Building secure futures for children in Scotland is a ground breaking research study run jointly by teams at the University of Stirling and the University of York and in collaboration with the Adoption and Fostering Alliance (AFA)… Continue Reading →

Using policy studies and evidence to make an impact

Paul Cairney (@CairneyPaul), Professor of Politics and Public Policy (Faculty of Arts & Humanities), has been working with a wide range of scholars and practitioners to develop practical advice from policy studies. Here we discuss his aim to combine insights from… Continue Reading →

Iridis Launch – 21st September 2017

On Thursday 21 September (World Alzheimers Day), Lisa Idebolo, Research Policy Officer, and Jennifer Noble, Contracts Manager, from Research & Innovation Services attended the launch of the Iridis app in the University of Stirling’s innovative Iris Murdoch building. The Iridis… Continue Reading →

Research Week – Other activities and the future

Thanks to Fraser Denholm, Digital Media Producer, Communications, Marketing and Public Engagement for this summary of the Research Week highlights Alongside our programme of session we also had, on display in the Macrobert, our Research Map. We asked our academic… Continue Reading →

Research Week 2017 Day 2

Day 2 started in a much more relaxed fashion as everything was already set up. We just needed to make sure that technology was on our side for the day’s sessions!

Research Week 2017 Day 1

Our inaugural Research Week was an exciting mix of activities, with opportunities to build inter-disciplinary teams, and the introduction of our new research themes. In case  you missed it, we hope these blog posts by the Research & Innovation Services… Continue Reading →

Research Week 2017 The planning

When Fiona and I were asked to organise a week long celebration of research at Stirling we accepted with a little trepidation – we were starting with a completely blank slate! Professor Judith Phillips, having hosted similar events in previous… Continue Reading →

Citizens and Smart Cities

Fiona recently accompanied William & Charles at their SmartGov Virtual Conference hosted at Stirling. In between tweeting the discussions of the conference, Fiona was really interested to know more about Smart Cities, so she asked Charles & William to explain… Continue Reading →

Research & Innovation Services

At the University of Stirling’s Research Week 2017, I announced a change of name for the Research & Enterprise Office.  We are now the Directorate of Research & Innovation Services and I wanted to give you a bit of background… Continue Reading →

Dragons’ Den

There was an excited buzz and a chink of coffee cups round the room as Sasha Hird-Saunders brought a packed Court Room to order and kicked off the first Stirling Dragons’ Den. Sasha introduced our five dragons, Professor Gerry McCormac (Principal and… Continue Reading →

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