1 Oct 2015

Gender equality commitment earns Athena SWAN awards

The University of Dundee’s work in advancing gender equality across the institution has been recognised with two more Athena SWAN Bronze awards. These Athena SWAN awards recognise commitment and success in developing practices to support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in academia. The University has been awarded two Bronze awards for its work in Engineering, Physics and Mathematics and in Computing. This brings the total number of Athena SWAN department awards to five, with previous honours going to Life Sciences; Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing...

1 Oct 2015

‘Childhood, Youth and Poverty on the Streets of Africa’ – Dundee Arts Café on 6th October

Researchers from the Universities of Dundee and Manchester will relate the experiences of African street children at the next Dundee Arts Café event. Dundee’s Dr Lorraine van Blerk and Dr Wayne Shand, of Manchester, will explore what life is like for young people growing up on the streets of some of Africa’s poorest cities when they discuss the results of an innovative research project in Ghana, Zimbabwe, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. ‘Childhood, Youth and Poverty on the Streets of Africa’ takes place at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum at 6pm on Tue...

‘Childhood, Youth and Poverty on the Streets of Africa’ – Dundee Arts Café on 6th October

30 Sep 2015

Dundee named among the world’s top 200 universities

The University of Dundee has been ranked as one of the world’s top 200 universities, just weeks after being named as Scottish University of the Year. Dundee was ranked 185th in the latest edition of Times Higher Education's World University Rankings, putting it in 31st place among UK institutions. The league table uses 13 measures of performance, grouped into teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income, and the University’s performance has improved on last year in every measure. This year’s assessment noted particularly strong showings in international outlook...

30 Sep 2015

Satellite image shows almost cloud-free UK

The Indian summer being enjoyed by most of the UK is captured in a stunning satellite image received by the University of Dundee today. The image, relayed at the University's Satellite Receiving Station at 12.51pm today, Wednesday September 30th, shows an almost completely cloud-free UK. Roddy Isles Head of Press TEL: 01382 384910 MOBILE: 07800 581902 E-MAIL: r.isles@dundee.ac.uk...

30 Sep 2015

Cate’s footprints feature in sculpture walk

Cate Newton has become the sixth Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design student to see her work installed at the growing sculpture walk at Moncrieffe Hill near Perth. The Woodlands Trust has been working with the college, part of the University of Dundee, over the past six years to award a sculptural commission to the Year 3 Fine Art student whose designs are judged the best in an annual competition. Students visit the site, speak with the Woodlands Trust staff and view the previous winning sculptures. They then produce ideas for a piece of outdoors-based artwork and the successful entrant is invi...

Cate’s footprints feature in sculpture walk