19 Jan 2016

Lego robots to battle waste – and each other

Lego robots will this weekend battle it out at the University of Dundee to prove they have what it takes to help to tackle the world’s waste problems. The FIRST LEGO League (FLL) event will see teams of youngsters aged 9-16 from the Tayside area compete against each other in a series of challenges designed to make the participants think about the challenges created by waste. It takes place at the University’s Queen Mother Building from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, 23rd January. Having designed and built autonomous robots using mechanics and Lego, the young master builders and inventors have been ge...

Lego robots to battle waste – and each other

18 Jan 2016

Goldsmiths bursary for Beth

University of Dundee student Beth Henderson has seen her intricate silversmithing skills recognised at the Goldsmith’s Precious Metal Bursary Awards 2016. Twenty-one-year-old Beth, originally from Caithness, has won a Goldsmiths Precious Metal Bursary Award of £1000 to enable her to buy materials for her work. The final-year Jewellery & Metal Design student was one of several winners in the national competition and impressed the judges by taking a contemporary twist to traditional silversmithing design, combing multiple construction methods to depict a beautiful silver vessel representing t...

Goldsmiths bursary for Beth

15 Jan 2016

Great War Dundee wins 2016 Stephen Fry Award

The Great War Dundee (GWD) Commemorative Project has won the Stephen Fry Award for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research 2016. University of Dundee historians Dr Billy Kenefick and Dr Derek Patrick co-founded the GWD project and, alongside partner groups, are coordinating the city-wide approach to commemorate the conflict. Their research has led to startling discoveries about Dundee’s contribution to the war effort as well as a greater understanding of the conflict’s impact and legacy in the city. Through various initiatives and events, Dr Kenefick, Dr Derek Patrick and their colleagues...

Great War Dundee wins 2016 Stephen Fry Award

14 Jan 2016

University set to benefit from IOMet Pharma deal

The University of Dundee is set to benefit after a specialist Scottish drug discovery firm it helped to grow was bought out in a multi-million pound £280 million deal. Researchers at the University worked with Edinburgh-based IOmet Pharma to develop IDO and TDO inhibitors – rate-limiting enzymes that are key targets for the global pharmaceutical industry in the field of cancer immunotherapy. The New Jersey-based global health care group Merck has announced it had acquired IOmet and its clinical pipeline through its MSD subsidiary. As the deal went through, IOmet chief executive Dr Alan Wise pai...

University set to benefit from IOMet Pharma deal

13 Jan 2016

Dundee named among world’s `most international’ universities

The University of Dundee has been named among the world’s `most international’ universities in a new global list compiled by the leading higher education journal, Times Higher Education. Dundee is placed at 123rd in the Top 200 of the rankings. The University was also recently placed in the Top 200 of Times Higher Education’s (THE) latest overall World University Rankings. To compile the new table, THE examined the diversity of a university’s student body and the extent to which its academics collaborate with international colleagues, to give a picture of how global an institution r...

Dundee named among world’s `most international’ universities