13 Apr 2015

University’s first TEDx will make a difference

Some of the University of Dundee’s top researchers will be sharing ideas worth spreading when they take part in the institution’s first TEDx event next month. TEDxUniversityofDundee is a student-led event taking place at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill from 1 pm to 6.30 pm on Saturday, 23rd May. The University’s first TEDx aims to inspire new ideas and enhance creativity among students and within the general public in Dundee. TED is a global set of conferences founded in 1984 as a one-off event based on the principle of ideas worth spreading. The movement takes its name from the earl...

University’s first TEDx will make a difference

10 Apr 2015

Medicine and dentistry training programme for Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian Embassy Cultural Attache has signed a contract with the University of Dundee to train outstanding students from their country as medical doctors and dentists. The first formal agreement between the Saudi government and the University of Dundee will fund three annual intakes of medicine and dentistry students to a bespoke one-year foundation course. A total of eight students are expected to join each intake. On successful completion, the students can enter the professional five-year undergraduate degree programmes as part of the existing agreed numbers entering medicine and dentistry from ...

Medicine and dentistry training programme for Saudi Arabia

10 Apr 2015

Watching the Primitive Streak

Researchers at the University of Dundee have developed hugely powerful new microscopy techniques which can fully visualise a key stage in the development of embryos for the first time. Determining the mechanisms behind the early development of embryos is key to understanding the causes of many birth defects as well as disease in later life. One of the earliest and most critical stages in embryo development is gastrulation, which in mammals, birds and reptiles is characterised by the formation of the primitive streak. Gastrulation results in the establishment of the main body axes and is accompanied by exte...

Watching the Primitive Streak

9 Apr 2015

Dundee’s student experience top in Scotland once again

The University of Dundee has been recognised as offering the best student experience in Scotland for the sixth year in succession, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey. Dundee was rated first in the UK for centralised/convenient facilities and cheap shop/bar/amenities, and second for good students’ union. It scored in the UK top ten in another five categories – good social life, community atmosphere, extra-curricular activities/societies, high quality facilities, and sports facilities. The University ranked 12th overall in the UK and the poll comes on t...

Dundee’s student experience top in Scotland once again

8 Apr 2015

Sustainable Coasts’ - Tay Estuary Forum Annual Conference 2015

From offshore renewables developments to the launch of Scotland’s first National Marine Plan, 2015 is a hugely significant year for coastal and marine management, both nationally and regionally. With this in mind, the 2015 Tay Estuary Forum conference, taking place at the West Park Conference Centre on Friday, 24th April, will explore likely changes along the Tayside, Fife and Angus coastlines, including the inter-tidal Tay Estuary to Perth. Attendees representing a wide range of both statutory and voluntary organisations will hear presentations on a variety of topics under the theme of Sustainable C...

Sustainable Coasts’ - Tay Estuary Forum Annual Conference 2015