27 May 2015

How can the EU protect the Arctic environment?

An international panel of experts will come together at the University of Dundee this week to explore how European Union countries can prevent the Arctic from environmental catastrophe. The 2015 EU-Arctic Conference takes place at the Dalhousie Building on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th May and will bring together academics, practitioners and industry figures. Thirty speakers from 15 countries will discuss the EU’s potential to enhance Arctic governance, with WWF, Greenpeace, BP, the European Commission and the Arctic Council among the organisations represented at the conference. A roadmap for increas...

How can the EU protect the Arctic environment?

27 May 2015

Design students show off apps and tools for the future

A news app that automatically provides balanced coverage from across the political spectrum, a `calming bear’ to help children overcome anxiety and a restaurant reviewing platform for people with food allergies are among the next generation of innovative applications developed by University of Dundee students for this year’s Art, Design & Architecture Degree Show. Students on the Product Design and Digital Interaction Design programmes at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design not only come from a digitally connected generation, they are developing the tools and applications that...

26 May 2015

Teachers set to ‘Experience The University of Dundee’

The University of Dundee will tomorrow welcome teachers and skills development advisors from across the country keen to hear about developments at the institution. ‘Experience The University of Dundee’ will take place at the Dalhousie Building from 10am-3.15pm on Wednesday, 27th May. Presentations will be delivered throughout the day by key members of staff to highlight Dundee’s work with regards to admissions, student support services, extracurricular opportunities and supporting the transition from school to university. Attendees, comprising guidance teachers from schools as well as Ski...

Teachers set to ‘Experience The University of Dundee’

26 May 2015

Medical and healthcare students report high levels of abuse and breaches of patient safety and dignity

A survey of almost 4000 medical and healthcare students from across the United Kingdom has found that more than half of those questioned indicated that they had witnessed clinicians breaching patient dignity or safety during the past year. Similar numbers also reported witnessing the abuse of workplace colleagues - with over 75 per cent reporting being victims of abuse themselves. The survey, carried out by researchers from the University of Dundee and Cardiff University, also found that medical and healthcare students experience distress during and after these events, with women reporting greater distress...

26 May 2015

Dundee on the rise in Guardian league tables

The University of Dundee is among the fastest risers in the 2016 Guardian University Rankings, released today. Dundee is placed 38th in this year’s rankings, up nine places from 47th last year. The ranking reflects strong student satisfaction scores at the University, which has been consistently rated as offering the best student experience in Scotland. The University was in the top ten in the UK in Medicine (4th), Dentistry (7th), Mechanical Engineering (7th), Fashion & Textiles (7th) and Mathematics (8th) and top 20 in several subject areas including Design & Crafts (11th), Education (11th)...