Archive for December, 2009

Dec 14 2009

Businesses need to be aware of Equality issues

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Smaller firms with fewer than 500 employees are now likely to be exempt from rules in the new Equality Bill as Harriet Harman tries to ensure the legislation is passed before the general election next year. Glasgow Caledonian University’s Department of Economic Studies and International Business is launching a new series of short courses for businesses eager to […]

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Dec 10 2009

Renewable energy high on the agenda at GCU

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Renewable and clean energy enjoys a ‘significant comparative advantage’ in Scotland according to a Scottish Government report published this week. The study highlights Scotland’s location, natural resources, research and development and manufacturing bases as key advantages for developing Scotland’s clean energy resource. The report shows one additional gigawatt of onshore or offshore wind capacity could […]

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Dec 08 2009

Moffat Centre brings smiles to Malawi

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Professor J John Lennon, Director of the Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development at Glasgow Caledonian University, delivered modular teaching input in Malawi Institute of Tourism (MIT) in Blantyre as part of an MSc International Tourism Enterprise being delivered by the University. This will see eight members of MIT faculty upgrade their qualifications […]

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Dec 07 2009

Caledonian Environment Centre scoops trio of carbon projects

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With Climate Change and carbon management the hot topics of the day, the Caledonian Environment Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University has developed a bespoke carbon footprint tool to support companies in understanding their carbon impact. The Centre, part of the School of the Built and Natural Environment, won funding from the Scottish Government and European […]

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Dec 07 2009

Vital renewable energy research at Glasgow Caledonian Uni

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Scotland’s Climate Change minister Stewart Stevenson is pushing the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Mission agenda at the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen next week. The Scottish Government’s Climate Change Act, passed earlier this year, has committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 42 per cent from 1990 levels by 2020 and by 80 per cent […]

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Dec 04 2009

Jerry Morris: The man who invented exercise

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Jerry Morris, a Glasgow-educated epidemiologist who recently died aged 99, has been credited as “the man who invented exercise”. His research was vital in showing the links between exercise and health. In 1948, he helped found the Medical Research Council’s social medicine unit. His work focused on coronary heart disease and physical activity and infant […]

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Dec 03 2009

BBC 2′s Landward calls on Moffat Centre experts

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Professor John Lennon, Director of the Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development at Glasgow Caledonian University, has been interviewed by BBC Scotland presenter Dougie Vipond for rural issues programme Landward. The interview will be included in Landward on BBC Two Scotland at 7pm on the 11th December 2009. Professor Lennon was asked to provide his […]

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Dec 03 2009

SMEs vital to Scottish economy

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SMEs play a vital role in driving the Scottish economy and “yet they do not always received the recognition they deserve for their extraordinary achievements”. These were the views emphasised by Alasdair Northrop, Editor of Scottish Business Insider, at the SME 300 Awards 2009 event in Glasgow. According to Scottish Government research, SMEs account for […]

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Dec 03 2009

Top SMEs rewarded at Insider SME 300 event

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Emergency veterinary care firm Vets Now scooped the SME 300 Company of the Year award at the Insider & Scott-Moncrieff SME 300 Awards 2009. Eight awards were presented at a glittering ceremony at the Radisson Hotel in Glasgow, attended by 300 key players in the Scottish SME marketplace. The awards recognise the achievement of Scotland’s best […]

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