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Saathi wins 2019 St Andrews Prize for the Environment

A project which produces eco-friendly, 100% biodegradable and compostable sanitary pads in the state of Gujarat, India, has won the 2019 St Andrews Prize for the Environment. The sanitary product is composed of agricultural waste from banana tree farmers and enables girls and women in rural Jharkhand to have access to clean biodegradable menstruation products. The…

7 March 2019News

Chancellor’s Circle – Autumn 2018

The Chancellor’s Circle was founded in November 2011 to recognise and thank those generous alumni and friends who have chosen to remember the University of St Andrews in their will during their lifetime. We hold two annual events (one in Scotland and one in the south of England) to celebrate the contribution of this remarkable group of people. The…

1 November 2018News

Swarovski Foundation award

The Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) at the University of St Andrews has been given a Swarovski Foundation award to support a detailed study of the behaviour and habitat of the Araguaian Boto dolphin in the Tocantins River in the Eastern Amazon region of Brazil. Expertise from our world-leading researchers is being applied to river dolphins to identify…

19 September 2018News

R&A international adventures!

From left to right: Jana Tauschinski, Alex McMaster, Merlin Hetherington, Emily Elderfield, Silvia BusThree teams are planning exciting philanthropic projects this summer as part of the R&A International Scholarship programme for 2018–19.  Established by a generous gift from The R&A in support of the University’s 600th Anniversary campaign, the Scholarships are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, designed to fund…

27 July 2018News

One million dollar donation to Scottish Oceans Institute and PhD Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that Frank and Beverley MacInnis, parents of Rob MacInnis (PhD 2010), have recently donated $850,000 to support the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) and $150,000 to support a PhD scholarship in Physics and Astronomy. The completion of the £16 million SOI will place Scotland at the forefront of international marine research.…

27 June 2018News

£1 million donation to postgraduate scholarships

We were delighted to receive a £1 million donation this month from Dr Wu Xianhong of the The Wu Xianhong Foundation, which the University is using to set up postgraduate scholarships, with a focus on students from People’s Republic of China. Dr Wu and his party spent two days on 5 and 6 June in…

20 June 2018News

Launch of SaintsFunder

We are delighted to let you know about the launch of SaintsFunder – the University’s new dedicated crowdfunding platform managed by Sam Byers and Lynsey Kerr from the Annual Giving team in Development. SaintsFunder has been designed to enable alumni, students, Schools, Service Units and academic researchers to fundraise for specific University activities and projects that they…

4 May 2018News