21 May 2015

Dundee closes in on world's top 50 universities in Leiden rankings

The University of Dundee has been ranked 54th in the world – and 10th in the UK – in the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015. The ranking measures the scientific performance of 750 major universities worldwide using a sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators. The ranking aims to provide highly accurate measurements of the scientific impact of universities and of universities’ involvement in scientific collaboration. The newly published 2015 rankings place Dundee at 54th in the overall rankings, up 11 places from 2014. “I am delighted that Dundee has not only recorded a good result but that...

Dundee closes in on world's top 50 universities in Leiden rankings

21 May 2015

Dundee represented at World Water Congress

Experts from the University of Dundee will make a key contribution to this year’s World Water Congress, which takes place in Edinburgh next week. The University’s Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science (CWLPS) is co-organising a series of special sessions at this event which is organised by the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) in collaboration with the Scottish Government.  The event takes place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre from Monday 25th to Friday 29th May. CWLPS, in partnership with UNESCO, WWF and numerous other organisations, will organise a seri...

Dundee represented at World Water Congress

21 May 2015

Epic `Solium’ to get Degree Show premiere

Seven months of work, days spent building and then dismantling sets, a 100-piece choir singing an original score of Gaelic psalms and scenes of bodies buried in sand and naked at the top of the Lomond hills – the making of a degree show project for two University of Dundee students has been an epic task. Michael Hunter and Robbie Gray will premiere their film `Solium’ at this year’s Art, Design & Architecture Degree Show at the University. To make the film they have had to raise thousands of pounds while taking care of writing, producing, directing, filming and editing. The finished p...

19 May 2015

Across Loch Rannoch in a self-built boat

A University of Dundee student’s epic journey down Loch Rannoch in a self-built boat and then to the summit of Schiehallion is captured at this year’s Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show. Tanith Marron (21), from Eskdalemuir in Dumfries & Galloway, made the trip in March this year as part of the project for her Fine Art degree, capturing stunning imagery and leaving a trail of paper boats all the way to the top of Schiehallion. She crossed Loch Rannoch in her self-built bright green kayak, made from corrugated plastic. “My work is concerned with being immersed in the natur...

18 May 2015

‘Tomato Killers: What might rob us of our salads’ – 25th May

An age-old battle continues to be fought in the fields and polytunnels that surround our city, a conflict that Dr Edgar Huitema from the University of Dundee will explore in the next Café Science event. There are many other creatures and organisms with desires on our food before it reaches the dinner table, and Dr Huitema will be revealing how plants survive in their environment at Avery & Co at 7pm on Monday, 25th May. “I will be discussing how plants defend themselves against attacks from bugs and organisms that would threaten their survival,” he explained. “This will involve...

‘Tomato Killers: What might rob us of our salads’ – 25th May