17 Jul 2015

Dundee a winner in Herald Higher Education Awards

The University of Dundee was last night named the winner of the Innovation Technology Excellence Award at the inaugural Herald Higher Education Awards at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow. Dundee picked up the award for a project in the School of Medicine which has that enables undergraduate students to complete coursework using their own mobile devices and tablets in the classroom, an approach that has not only transformed the way that students learn, but also enhanced the way that teachers teach. Dr Shihab Khogali, a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education who was academic lead on the project, said, “T...

15 Jul 2015

Starry sponsorship deal for School of Business

Dundee will have an extra Star in the city this year after the University of Dundee and the ice hockey team Dundee CCS Stars renewed their innovative sponsorship deal. The University, through its School of Business, will be sponsoring an international player by offering a scholarship on the MSc in Management programme, meaning the player will have the opportunity to earn a degree while they are with the Stars. “We are delighted to continue our association with the University, which makes a real difference to the quality of player we can attract to Dundee,” said Steve Stirton, Sponsorship and Ma...

Starry sponsorship deal for School of Business

14 Jul 2015

Research project to lay foundations for offshore wind farms

The University of Dundee is to lead a major research project to determine whether cheaper, more environmentally friendly, and more effective foundations can be developed for the offshore renewables industry. The project, funded by a £1million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, will look at the use of screw piles for offshore installations. These are foundations which are screwed into the ground and are widely used onshore, one example being to support motorway signs and gantries. “The UK has challenging targets for expansion of energy from renewables with the pot...

13 Jul 2015

Dundee International Book Prize 2015 finalists announced

The Chicken Soup Murder by Maria Donovan, Devil Take the Hindmost by Martin Cathcart Froden and Rainbirds by Clarissa Nathania Goenawan will compete for the top spot in this year’s Dundee International Book Prize, which attracted almost 500 entries from four continents. Maria, Martin and Clarissa’s novels will now go before this year’s all-star judging panel comprising broadcaster and former Rector of University of Dundee Fred MacAulay, award-winning writer Denise Mina, Creative Scotland’s Jenny Niven, Dundee Honorary graduate Danny Wallace and literary agent Ed Wilson. The judges w...

Dundee International Book Prize 2015 finalists announced

13 Jul 2015

Breakthrough in fibre optics opens up possibility of better understanding of disease and communication revolution

A new study from the University of Dundee could open up a new era of superfast communications technology and lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Particles of light can, in principle, carry and deliver an unlimited amount of information between two remote places. The information can be encoded into the shape of photons, which then travel through a communication channel and are decoded at the end point. A problem arises, however, when the information encoded to the photon shapes gets scrambled as the fibre is looped or bent or when the fibre suffers by even...

Breakthrough in fibre optics opens up possibility of better understanding of disease and communication revolution