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Glasgow City of Science, Camera, Action

#ScienceSnaps

Camera's at the ready to help celebrate the presence and impact of the wide variety of science happening throughout 2015 in Glasgow and the West of Scotland and its impact in our everyday lives.

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Latest News

You’ve got to hand it to Glasgow!

World record breakers for the largest simultaneous hand hygiene lesson at multiple venues!

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Our latest partners

The strength of our partnership lies in the diversity of our partners.

Amongst the most recent to become partners are Jessops, Science Rocks!, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Cryptic.

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A story of innovation

Glasgow is a hotbed of innovation

From Sir Alexander Fleming with penicillin to John Logie Baird with TV; from John McAdam with macadamisation of road surfaces to James Beaumont Neilson with the blast furnace, as well as the architectural genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander “Greek” Thompson. It’s a story of invention, entrepreneurialism and transformation.

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Our offer to the scientific community

Glasgow and the West of Scotland have a deep-rooted scientific heritage

Glasgow is a great city, with great people, great companies and a great lifestyle. It also has a history of innovation from the famous names of the past like James Watt to those working in key science and technology sectors today.

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Success stories

Glasgow’s an international centre of engineering and science excellence

Whilst Glasgow is globally recognised as a vibrant city of culture and the arts, retail and architectural splendour, it’s less well known as a leading international destination for scientific discovery and innovation.

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Our sectors

Our priority sectors align to the key growth sectors.

Glasgow City of Science is focused on promoting cross-disciplinary projects that use science and innovation to tackle real-world challenges. Here are some examples that demonstrate the diversity of scientific activity happening across Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

What is Glasgow City of Science?

Glasgow City of Science is a pioneering partnership that aims to ensure everybody in the city region benefits from science and technology.

It recognises the importance of communicating science as part of Glasgow and the West of Scotland’s heritage and culture.

The emergence of the Glasgow City of Science initiative signalled a commitment from multi-sector partners to work smarter together to leverage the region’s scientific potential as a major driver of sustainable economic development.

It is based in Scotland’s largest city, which is a focus for innovation and great place to invest. A city with great people and a high level of education and skills. A city committed to the growth sectors of the economy, all of which have a science element.

Take a look at our Sectors

Glasgow City of Science is focused on promoting cross-disciplinary projects that use science and innovation to tackle real-world challenges. Here are some examples that demonstrate the diversity of scientific activity happening across Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

What’s happening

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News

   

Youngsters from Glasgow crack the code to digital skills

Glasgow could soon have its very own Zuckerberg after 100 young people from across the city took par...

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Researchers collaborate to prevent faults in offshore cables

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a partner in a new research project to design a system which ...

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Positive mental wellbeing app and education programme launches

A new app and educational programme designed to help young people manage mental health problems has ...

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Blog

   

Greenland360 expedition inspires climate change action

Last year, a small team of geography students from Scotland organised their own expedition to Greenl...

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Resilient Glasgow leads the way amongst global network of cities with shared challenges

Dr Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation gives her opinion about Glasgow's role in l...

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Glasgow City of Botanists

In 2015, Science Centres and Botanical gardens across Europe will celebrate local biodiversity. Joan...

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Events

   

Watery Worlds and Soggy Citizens

Go pond dipping in an effort to find out of the Dams to Darnley ponds can support wildlife....

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Glasgow Café Scientifique

Explore the latest ideas in science and technology, outside a traditional academic context, at this ...

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VELOCITY Talks: Invisible Dust

A discussion on how artists can help us understand climate change....

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