Photo 1 Researchers from the University of Glasgow will lead a Centre for Doctoral Training aimed at developing the next generation of experts in artificial social intelligence. A total of 50 new PhDs will be trained at the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Social Intelligent Artificial Agents (SOCIAL), led by the University of Glasgow’s Professor Alessandro Vinciarelli. SOCIAL is one of 16 new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) which will share in £200m in new funding announced today (Thursday 21 February). The CDTs, based at 14 UK universities and supported by 300 partners, are aimed at training 1000 new PhDs to improve healthcare, tackle climate change and create new commercial opportunities. Prof Alessandro Vinciarelli, who led the bid, said ‘We are most grateful to UKRI for recognising the needs of the UK economy to become more competitive via informed use & development of socially intelligent agents, & to trust us to train the next generation of experts. Dr Monika Harvey Associate Director, explains: “We are now in the unique position of offering training that goes well beyond the knowledge of individual supervisors. From day 1 the students will be embedded in facilities, training courses and events that span multiple disciplines Prof Stacy Marsella, Co-Director feels “It is a huge honour to be given the opportunity to run this CDT. Glasgow does world-leading research in Artificial Social Intelligence, & PhD level cohort training can now take off here at the University.
Photo 2 Congratulations to Emily Cross and Rich Ramsey on the birth of baby Harper, born on Monday weighing 7 pounds. Mother and baby are both doing well. Welcome to the world Harper!
Photo 3 Applications are now invited for a number of ISSF funding schemes - the Omics Feasibility Scheme, Secondments Scheme, Carers Conference Fund, Academic Returners Scheme and the Network and Events Fund. Please see the Glasgow Polyomics/ISSF webpage below for more details: workingwithwellcome/
Photo 4 The School of Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology are committed to fostering a fair, supportive and inclusive working environment. Your views and experiences working within the SoP+INP are therefore greatly valued in evaluating the actions we have taken and to inform future strategies. Please do share your views and any constructive suggestions in our upcoming survey. All responses will be anonymised by the Equality and Diversity Unit at The University of Glasgow and remain confidential. --Rachael Jack, Chair of Committee
Photo 5 A big thank you to all of our staff and students who have contributed to fostering equality, diversity and inclusiveness in the School of Psychology and the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology. Thank you for all your hard work, commitment and constructive efforts! --Rachael Jack, Chair of Committee
Psychology at the University of Glasgow is rated very highly for research and teaching.
In the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework, Psychology at Glasgow was ranked #1 in research intensity (jointly with UCL) according to the Times Higher Education. We earned the highest grade possible (4*) for a very high proportion (44%) of research. For teaching, we are consistently ranked 1st in Scotland and in the top 5 in the UK in national league tables, such as #2 in the 2015 Guardian Universities Guide.
The Subject Area of Psychology spans two colleges:

-  the College of Science
   and Engineering

-  the College of Medical,
    Veterinary and Life Sciences
February 22nd 2019, 15:30

Federico de Martino
from the Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience & Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
(invited by INP & SoP)
March 1st 2019, 15:30

Dr James V Stone
from the University of Sheffield
(invited by CCNi)