The University of Stirling is a campus university founded by Royal charter in 1967, on the Airthrey Estate in Stirling, Scotland. The main campus is situated around 2 miles (3.2 km) from the centre of Stirling, but is much closer to the town of Bridge of Allan. It was formerly the estate of the Robert Adam-designed Airthrey Castle, which the University has retained and incorporated into the campus as teaching facilities and offices. It is regularly described as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world, and nestles at the foot of Abbey Craig and the Ochil Hills in 300 acres (1.2 km) of grounds centred around the 18th century man-made Airthrey Loch. In 2002, the University of Stirling and the landscape of the Airthrey Estate was designated by the International Council on Monuments and Sites as one of the top 20 heritage sites of the 20th century within the UK.
Beauty and the beast can benefit Scottish salmon industry
It's ugly; it's clingy, yet University of Stirling Aquaculture experts are focusing on the Lumpsucker - an unlikely hero in the bid to boost the salmon industry.
Research highlights dangers of impulsive 'in-play' football betting
"In-play" football bets may prove tantalisingly tempting, but new research from the University of Stirling has highlighted a gambling advertising pattern which proves the odds fall firmly in favour of the bookmakers.
Study highlights noise threat to Atlantic cod
Atlantic cod could be at risk from noise created by wind farms and other off-shore developments, according to new University of Stirling research.
Artificial intelligence can improve radioactive particles' detection
Radioactive particles can be detected deeper in the ground, thanks to the application of artificial intelligence technology developed by University of Stirling researchers.
Flower find provides real-time insight into evolution
A Stirling scientist who discovered a new Scottish flower has made an unexpected second finding which provides unique insight into our understanding of evolution.
Scotland's widening inequality highlighted by economists
The gap between rich and poor in Scotland has widened since 1997, according to two leading economists at the University of Stirling.
Study considers football behaviour legislation
An evaluation by the University of Stirling and ScotCen Social Research has been published today, on the impact of legislation covering disorder and offensive behaviour at football matches.
Research shows value of outdoor learning for school pupils
Teachers who bring their pupils into the outdoors find it makes their learning more enjoyable, challenging, active and collaborative, according to University of Stirling research published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
The female of the species is harder to please than the male
Female bats are fussier than males when it comes choosing where to eat in urban areas, according to new research from the University of Stirling.
How plants may be evolving to the lack of bees
Plants which used to have two types of male reproductive organs – to increase their chances for fertilisation – are reverting back to one type. And in some cases, they are becoming self-fertilising.