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Research conducted at the University of Stirling inspires positive change, brings new perspectives and aims to address some of society’s biggest challenges. Explore our Research Spotlight articles for a closer look at just some of the influential research we’re working on.

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The Daily Mile

Our research showed that a simple local solution could improve the fitness of school pupils. Now 10,000+ schools have adopted The Daily Mile approach.

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Aquaculture research

Our Institute of Aquaculture's priorities reflect a global interest in understanding how aquaculture can support the rapidly increasing human population without depleting wild-fish stocks.

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Saving Europe's freshwaters

Find out how our research has been critical to implementing major new policies to repair tens of thousands of water bodies across Europe.

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Research Spotlight

Education and the Curriculum for Excellence

How education experts at Stirling are helping to ensure young people get the best possible education.

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Research Spotlight

Terror and Wonder

Find out how our research helped to shape the world's largest ever public exhibition of the Gothic at the British Library.

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Healthy Ageing in Scotland

We undertook the first comprehensive study of over 50s in Scotland that gathers information on their health, economic circumstances and social wellbeing.

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Tackling tobacco

Find out how our work to make tobacco products less attractive is helping to tackle one of society’s biggest health problems.

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Dementia and ageing research

We find innovative solutions to the challenges of ageing and dementia that are enabling older people to live independent lives, for longer.

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