5 Aug 2015

Graduate nominated for book award

Oliver Langmead, a graduate of the Creative Writing programme at the University of Dundee, has been shortlisted for The Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize 2015. His debut novel, Dark Star, is one of six books in contention for the award following a public vote on the best new texts of the past year. The judging panel will now pore over the shortlisted entries and decide on a winner of the prize. Oliver (26) graduated with distinction from the MLitt in Writing Practice and Study programme at Dundee in 2013 having previously obtained a law degree from the University. Originally from Edinburgh, he now live...

Graduate nominated for book award

5 Aug 2015

Chinese healthcare to benefit from expertise of Scottish partners

Clinical staff and managers from China’s leading alliance of healthcare companies are to receive support and training from two of Scotland’s most prominent universities. The University of Edinburgh and the University of Dundee – both of which provide world-class medical research and teaching – have signed an agreement with the Strategic Alliance for the Medical & Healthcare Industry of China (SAMHIC). The signing of the agreement took place in Shanghai and was witnessed by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who was heading a Scottish Government trade mission to Ch...

5 Aug 2015

Masters Show 2015

Gunpowder drawings, an exploded North Sea oil pipe, the reconstructed face of an 18th century pirate, and state-of-the-art animation to help medics explain conditions from pancreatic cancer to inflammation all combine in a dazzling display of art and design at the University of Dundee’s Masters Show 2015 this month. Transformative design and visually stunning art from five of the UK’s most innovative and exciting postgraduate courses – MSC Animation & Visualisation, MFA Art & Humanities, MFA Art Society & Publics. MSC Forensic Art, MSC Medical Art – will be exhibited. Ma...

4 Aug 2015

10,000 sign up to `Identify the Dead’

A free online course launched by the University of Dundee last month which allows participants to take the role of a forensic investigator at the heart of a Val McDermid mystery has already had 10,000 people sign up. `Identifying The Dead: forensic science and human identification’ is a MOOC, or massive open online course, where anyone can sign up to take the six-week course. It has been launched on the FutureLearn platform by the University of Dundee and its world-renowned Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification. The background story for the course has been written by crime author Val McDermid a...

31 Jul 2015

Prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Award for Professor Kate Storey

University of Dundee scientist Professor Kate Storey has been appointed one of 19 new Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders. The prestigious award provides five-year's support for outstanding scientists to help them continue their ground-breaking work. Jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the scheme aims to provide universities with additional support to enable them to attract science talent from overseas and retain respected UK scientists of outstanding achievement and potential. Professor Storey is Chair of Neural Development ...