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College of Science & Engineering

College of Science & Engineering

News and stories from the College of Science & Engineering

Year: 2021

A summer of topology This summer, I was lucky to receive funding for a project on homology theory, a topic in Algebraic Topology, from the School of Mathematics Vacation Scholarship and College Vacation Scholarship funds. In homology theory, you assign to each topological space a sequence of abelian groups, called homology groups, which encodes the […]

The end of the first phase: King’s Buildings Union After the opening of Geology’s Grant Building, it would be some time before there were any other major academic building developments on the campus. The University Union had, however, been lobbying for a permanent building there since 1929, having spent seven years in the shared wooden […]

Free Covid-19 tests are available to all campus-based students and staff under the Scottish Government and UK Government’s testing programme and in the University’s TestEd Research programme.  There are a number of Covid-19 testing options available to students and staff, and we encourage regular testing.  Lateral flow tests  In partnership with the Scottish Government, all staff and students have access to rapid, twice weekly […]

The expansion of The King’s Buildings campus in the 1920s and early 1930s took place against a general unease, both in educational institutions and the country as a whole. The Great War and its dislocations were still resonating throughout the population, and new political alliances and challenges were shaping Europe in unpredictable ways. The rise […]


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