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.
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.
Bet on Brazil, says sport academic
Brazil will win the FIFA 2014 World Cup according to the bookmakers - and a statistical study by a University of Stirling sport economist.
Bookies may be best bet to predict Referendum
If you want to guess the outcome of the Scottish Independence Referendum, it might be better to consult the bookies than rely on opinion polls.
Study shows risk-takers more likely to vote 'Yes' in referendum
People who are more willing to take risks are more likely to vote 'Yes' in Scotland's referendum, according to researchers at the University of Stirling.
Study discovers the skill set required for life in the football dugout
Modern day football managers face concerns far beyond the tactics board, according to ground-breaking research from the University of Stirling.
Ecological study discovers impact of the great drought on forests
(Phys.org) —The impact extreme weather can play on British forests and the lessons to be learned to make them more resilient to future climate change is the subject of an ecological study published today.
Caution needed when considering emerging methods for monitoring beach pollution
A team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of Stirling, has developed guidance to help policy makers evaluate new methods for monitoring levels of microbial pollution in bathing water.
Could pond waste be the 'new' fertiliser?
The University of Stirling is to lead a new project to develop a strategy for using nutrient-rich aquatic biomass waste – from ponds, wetlands and other water-bodies – in farming, as an environmentally ...
Rising levels of 'underemployed', according to new research paper
More and more people want to work longer hours – but can't because there isn't a demand for their services. Meet the "underemployed".
Customer-owned banks are safer in a crisis, says professor
(Phys.org) —Financial co-operatives fared better than investor-owned banks during the global recession, according to a recent report by a University of Stirling academic.
Sort out the selfish organ grinder, not the monkey!
(Phys.org) —A common species of monkey is underlining the message that it's nice to be nice.
UK: Call for national guidelines to protect birds and bats from turbines
Scientists at the University of Stirling are calling for national guidelines to be drawn up to protect bats and birds from domestic wind turbine developments.
Silence is golden in the classroom, says researcher
Silence in the classroom can enrich children's educational experience and improve behaviour and exam results, the University of Stirling's Dr Helen Lees has reported.
Researchers say tropical protected areas are struggling to sustain their biodiversity
(Phys.org) -- Stirling researcher Katharine Abernethy is one of over 200 scientists involved in a study which concludes that many of the worlds tropical protected areas are struggling to sustain their ...
Eco-friendly microturbines need to be bat-friendly, say Stirling researchers
(Phys.org) -- New research from the University of Stirling indicates that small wind turbines, which are becoming an increasingly popular means of power generation for homeowners, can halve bat activity in ...