19 Feb 2016

Dundee has 48 hours to change the world

What would you do if you only had 48 hours to change the world? That’s a question designers from Dundee will be grappling with when they get together with people from all walks of life to try and solve serious issues affecting the world at this year’s Global Service Jam. The Dundee Service Jam, led by staff and students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University of Dundee, takes place at the Vision Building, Greenmarket, from 5pm on Friday, 26th February. Via live video links and social media, the Dundee participants will connect with Jammers from Cairo to Califo...

Dundee has 48 hours to change the world

17 Feb 2016

Last chance to enter 2016 Dundee International Book Prize

Aspiring authors dreaming of becoming the next literary sensation have just days to prove their unpublished masterpiece is worthy of winning £5,000 and a coveted publishing deal. Hundreds of writers from around the globe have already entered the 2016 Dundee International Book Prize and any scribes who have not yet done so have until the end of Friday, 19th February to submit their novel for consideration. In addition to the cash prize and publishing contract with Freight Books, this year’s winner will also receive a week of protected writing time and mentorship in Dundee. All entries will be re...

Last chance to enter 2016 Dundee International Book Prize

17 Feb 2016

Sustainability under the spotlight at symposium

Work carried out at the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute aiming to tackle environmental challenges will be explored at a conference next week. The University’s Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) will hold its annual symposium at the West Park Conference Centre on Wednesday, 24th February. CECHR is a partnership between the University and the Hutton Institute, providing a hub for interdisciplinary research addressing how societies can increase resilience to environmental change and promote sustainable futures. Dundee and Hutton researchers and collaborators...

Sustainability under the spotlight at symposium

15 Feb 2016

Diabetic volunteers sought for foot study

Researchers at the University of Dundee examining the effect vibration has in ulcers occurring in the feet of diabetic patients are appealing for volunteers to aid them in their efforts. A team of researchers led by Professor Rami Abboud in the Institute of Motion Analysis & Research at the University are investigating the effects that different vibration frequencies have upon the feet. “We hope this study will help in providing better medical management for diabetic patients and give healthcare professionals a better understanding of how to avoid the occurrence of diabetic foot ulcers,” sa...

15 Feb 2016

Dundee shares in £23.2m Medical Research Council boost

The University of Dundee has been awarded almost £1million of £23m in new grants announced today by the Medical Research Council (MRC). The MRC is accelerating innovative medical research with £23.3 million in new funding to take ground-breaking ideas from UK universities into industry and out to patients. The announcement was made today by Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson. Mike Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, said, “The MRC funding in this area of life sciences is crucial in ensuring that opportunities for new therapies, dia...

Dundee shares in £23.2m Medical Research Council boost