The University of Strathclyde (Scottish Gaelic: Oilthigh Srath Chluaidh), Glasgow, Scotland, is Glasgow's second university by age, founded in 1796 by Professor John Anderson, and receiving its Royal Charter in 1964 as the UK's first technological university. It takes its name from the historic Kingdom of Strathclyde and is characterised today by leading research of international standing, with a reputation for excellence across research, education and knowledge exchange. The University of Strathclyde is Scotland's third largest university by number of students carrying an international reputation and outlook, with students and staff from over 100 countries. The university founded in 1796 through the will of Professor John Anderson, professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Glasgow who left instructions and the majority of his estate to create a second university in Glasgow which would focus on "Useful Learning" – specialising in practical subjects – "for the good of mankind and the improvement of science, a place of useful learning". The University later named one of the two campuses after him.
Strathclyde students launch experiment into stratosphere
A group of students at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, recently launched an experiment on-board a stratospheric balloon – as part of a prestigious European Space Agency (ESA) programme.
Bright future for solar power in space
Solar power gathered in space could be set to provide the renewable energy of the future thanks to innovative research being carried out by engineers at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
Gold probes may offer valuable insight into cancer
(Phys.org) —Nanoprobes made from gold could be used to predict people's cancer risk – and the effectiveness of treatments, following research by University of Strathclyde academics.
Legionella bacteria found in compost products
(Phys.org) —A study conducted at the University of Strathclyde investigating the presence of Legionella in compost, has found that the bacteria exist in a significant number of commercial products.
Nanomedicines' impact on patients under the microscope
A pioneering imaging technique to track the effects of next-generation nanomedicines on patients has been harnessed by a University of Strathclyde academic.
Impact of ageing on smart phone use to be examined
Age-related difficulties in texting and emailing on smart phones will be investigated by a University of Strathclyde academic.
'Shapeshifting' computer program will open up drug discovery for tricky disease targets
A unique computer technology that opens up the discovery of smarter drugs to treat major illnesses including heart disease has been invented by University of Strathclyde scientists.
Highest winter losses in recent years for honey bees in Scotland
Soaring numbers of honey bees died last winter, University of Strathclyde research has revealed.
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