21 Sep 2015

Traditional Chinese theatre comes to Dundee

The University of Dundee will this week give people in the city a rare chance to see traditional Chinese theatre forms live. ‘A Showcase of Chinese Opera , Music and Dance’, performed by the Shanghai Theatre Academy, takes place at the Whitehall Theatre on Friday, 25th September. The performance will be preceded by a public lecture on Chinese and Beijing Opera at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, by Professor Ruru Li from the University of Leeds. Both events have been organised in association with the Confucius Institute at the University of Aberdeen as part of Confucius Week. Professor Li ...

Traditional Chinese theatre comes to Dundee

18 Sep 2015

Dundee is Scottish University of the Year

The University of Dundee has been named Scottish University of the Year in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide. Dundee’s success follows a sharp rise in its overall ranking in the Good University Guide’s league table, to be published in The Sunday Times this weekend (September 20th). The University rises eight places to 37th in the UK rankings and to fourth in Scotland. Outstanding results in the latest National Student Survey (NSS) and a strong performance in the latest research assessments are behind much of Dundee’s rise in the league table. It is now the top university ...

Dundee is Scottish University of the Year

18 Sep 2015

Students participate in worldwide PARK(ing) Day event again

Students from the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design are today leading Dundee’s third successive PARK(ing) Day event, when parking spaces in the city are temporarily transformed into public spaces. Around 80 Interior Environmental Design students are taking part in the global event that sees citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces. Working in inter-year teams, the students will create six environments outside the University’s Crawford Building and adjacent to Airlie Place fu...

Students participate in worldwide PARK(ing) Day event again

18 Sep 2015

From hospital ward to world weightlifting championships

Less than a year after taking up competitive weightlifting Helen Weavers, a strength and conditioning coach at the University of Dundee’s Institute of Sport and Exercise, has won a silver medal at the World Masters Weightlifting Championships in Finland. The World Championship silver medal, which she won with a personal best, now sits alongside a European Masters silver, a British Masters gold and a Scottish Masters gold. Her rise to the top of her sport in such a short time is impressive enough but making it all the more remarkable is that only last year Helen was hospitalised with a devastating bou...

From hospital ward to world weightlifting championships

17 Sep 2015

Iqbal and other Law School high-flyers to be recognised

University of Dundee graduate Iqbal Mohammad will this evening receive the Dean’s Medal at the School of Law’s annual awards ceremony. Iqbal Mohammad, who recently graduated with an honours degree in Scots Law, has Asperger’s Syndrome and will be awarded the rare accolade by Law School Dean Professor Alan Page in recognition of his hard work in overcoming the challenges he faced throughout his studies. The Dean’s Medal is awarded occasionally to any student who, in the opinion of the Dean, has exhibited outstanding and exemplary efforts in the course of his or her studies. Iqbal sai...

Iqbal and other Law School high-flyers to be recognised