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Sustainability News

RGU is actively working towards a sustainable future, read some of the efforts we are making in that goal.

Nursing students at Robert Gordon University are to benefit from new digital skills training for the first time.

The Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey spoke to leaders from business and academia at an interactive event in Aberdeen on Wednesday 27 September.

As part of RGU's significant investment in research, 10 Chancellor’s Fellows are being recruited to advance innovative research that responds to real-world challenges.

According to the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization, July 2023 was the hottest month on record, affecting millions of people around the world. The changing weather patterns and associated heat waves, wild-fires, floods and droughts are the harsh reality of climate change and will now be a common feature for the future for our planet.

Researchers from Robert Gordon University have launched a survey aimed at finding out about the wellbeing of those using the Big Issue eBikes scheme in Aberdeen.

A new report by Robert Gordon University has found that the UK offshore energy workforce can increase by up to 50% from over 150,000 in 2023 to 225,000 by the end of the decade with new renewable jobs outnumbering oil and gas roles if a successful transition is achieved.

RGU is working alongside an Aberdeen-based energy firm to revolutionise power as it continues to make significant strides in hydrogen and renewables research and development.

RGU is launching its brand-new portfolio of upskilling courses and Insights at Offshore Europe 2023 next week, putting renewables and the energy transition at the heart of improving workforce skills

Detailed plans to help make sure more UK companies build and deliver the changes required to deliver a net zero energy system of the future have been published for the first time today (July 17).

School children across Scotland have been learning about a conservation project to commemorate the loss of whales and their recovery at South Georgia, through specialist workshops led by Gray’s School of Art's Mobile Art School at Robert Gordon University (RGU).

For the third year running, RGU has secured funding for a Campus Cycling Officer to help boost numbers of two wheeled travellers.

Students from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment at Robert Gordon University are to take part in a major new exhibition called ’View of Aberdeen’ that opens at Aberdeen Art Gallery on Saturday 27 May.

The third episode of Research Revealed explores the hidden nature of maternal and infant food insecurity amongst young mothers in the North East and across the UK.

To celebrate Bike Week 2023, from 5th - 11th June, we are sharing the remarkable journey of one of our staff members, Cheryl Clarke, whose story is a testament to the transformative power of cycling and the boundless possibilities it offers.

This series of articles explores the journey of the winners of the EIG Sustainable Goals Student Ideas Competition.

RGU has been awarded £1.2m of funding by the Scottish Government to establish a hydrogen testing facility at the National Subsea Centre (NSC) in Aberdeen. First Minister Humza Yousaf publicly announced funding for this project at the All-Energy Conference (10-11 May 2023) in Glasgow.

The "Garden in the Quad" at the Garthdee House Annex is a gardening project which aims to increase biodiversity on our premises, as part of the Vibrant Campus initiative. Project leader Anne Campbell gives us an update on how the garden is coming along, with spring breathing a new life into the space.

Donella Beaton, Vice Principal for Economic Development, has written a column in The Scotsman on the topic of collaborative partnerships and how it's the catalyst for a better future.

Two design projects, led by a design team from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment at Robert Gordon University (RGU), have been recognised at the Aberdeen Society of Architects Design Awards 2023.

Professor David McClean, Strategic Lead for Embedding Sustainability at RGU, shares in the Press & Journal how projects to help and future-proof the environment come about not just through invention and power, but also through belief.

Episode one of Research Revealed highlights RGU's School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, focusing on a research project to tackle the global issue of a lack of safe, reliable drinking water. In it, lead researchers to discuss the intricacies of the project, who's involved and how natural, existing material could be key to helping millions of people.

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has secured £1.34 million in funding towards the development of a cross-sector virtual reality Digital Innovation Lab for the North East of Scotland and Moray.

Writing for The Scotsman, Professor John McCall, Director of the National Subsea Centre (NSC), sets out the importance of collaboration in the push towards net zero.

This series of articles explores the journey of the winners of the EIG Sustainable Goals Student Ideas Competition.

This series of articles explores the journey of the winners of the EIG Sustainable Goals Student Ideas Competition.

Robert Gordon University and Dutch aircraft manufacturer Cormorant SEAplanes BV have secured almost £10,000 in funding to look into the use of lightweight sustainable materials for an innovative electric aircraft.

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has officially opened its new Climate Clinic to offer support to North East communities through climate breakdown and the biodiversity crisis.

The National Subsea Centre (NSC), a centre of excellence for subsea research and technology development, has been officially opened today in Dyce, Aberdeen by Michael Matheson, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport and UK Government Minister for Scotland, Malcolm Offord.

Designers from Gray’s School of Art, at Robert Gordon University (RGU), have created a highly visible, city centre plastic recycling hub, the first of its kind in Scotland.

This series of articles explores the journey of the winners of the EIG Sustainable Goals Student Ideas Competition.

RGU and Glacier Energy, experts in the design and manufacture of large, high pressure and high temperature pressure vessels, have been awarded funding to work in collaboration on a new hydrogen project.

The National Energy Skills Accelerator (NESA) is pleased to announce they have been awarded £1,000,000 grant funding through the Scottish Government’s Just Transition Fund to conduct an exciting new Pilot Energy Transition Skills project.

Writing for the Press and Journal, Vice Principal for Economic Development, Donella Beaton, highlights how RGU is investing in the North East's energy future and sharing it's expertise overseas and at home.

New research into large scale subsea hydrogen storage will help to provide green energy for offshore platforms, the automotive and aerospace industries, and for household heating.

Research into the fabrication of a new hydrogen gas leak detection sensor has won £30k pump priming funding to support the safe expansion of clean hydrogen energy into daily life.

Final preparations are underway for Gray’s Degree Show, ‘Welcome to the real world’, opening on Saturday 11 June, with many graduates drawing inspiration from environmental issues and sustainability.

Sustainability is a hot topic right now and as we witness, in real time, drastic changes to our climate and catastrophic events happening across the world, we note the frequency and urgency of the sustainability debate and the need to provide solutions.

A new post-graduate course to improve the energy efficiency of buildings has been given the go-ahead at The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, at Robert Gordon University (RGU), as the university successfully joins the UK Green Building Council.

Sustainability is at the fore of a host of final year projects, featuring at Gray’s School of Art Graduate Digital Degree show, Onwards.

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