27 Apr 2017

DARN looks to boost African research

Researchers from the University of Dundee will sign the charter for the Dundee Africa Research Network (DARN) this week, marking a major step forward for African-focused research from Scotland. DARN builds upon longstanding peer to peer collaborations between researchers at the University of Dundee with contributions from Abertay  and St. Andrews staff and postgraduates. Underpinned by the researchers' belief in the University of Dundee’s mission to transform lives, DARN is one of the first formal networks in Scotland with a vision to become a globally recognised Africa-focused research group. S...

DARN looks to boost African research

27 Apr 2017

‘Meet the Dundee Degree Show Artists & Designers’– Dundee Arts Cafe on May 2nd.

Five graduating art, design and architecture students will get the chance to talk about their work at the next Dundee Arts Café. They will be at The McManus Galleries on Tuesday, 2nd May to highlight their work that will be on display at this year’s University of Dundee Art, Design & Architecture Degree Show. Each year The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design’s Matthew and Crawford Buildings are transformed into Scotland’s largest exhibition space to showcase the work of over 350 students. For 10 days, starting from Saturday, 20th May, visitors will have an opportu...

‘Meet the Dundee Degree Show Artists & Designers’– Dundee Arts Cafe on May 2nd.

27 Apr 2017

Wellcome backs Dundee and GSK in neglected diseases drug quest

The University of Dundee has been awarded £7.9 million by the Wellcome Trust for a joint project with GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) to boost efforts to find new drugs to treat some of the world’s most devastating parasitic diseases - visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis, and Chagas’ disease. These neglected diseases cause substantial suffering and an estimated 60,000 deaths annually world-wide. The funding will enable the established Dundee/GSK team to continue their work to develop novel drugs to treat these diseases over the next five years. It follows the announcement of £13.6 million fr...

Wellcome backs Dundee and GSK in neglected diseases drug quest

26 Apr 2017

Dundee ranked in UK’s top 30 in new Complete University Guide

The University of Dundee has risen six places in the Complete University Guide league table and now sits 29th in the UK in the 2018 rankings. Dundee has climbed 20 places in the survey since 2015 and the University features in the UK’s Top Ten for six of the subjects it teaches in this year’s guide. The rise reflects Dundee’s strong performance across a range of indicators. This latest accolade comes on the back of Dundee being ranked as the top young university in the UK and one of the best young higher education institutions in the world. The University has been named The Times & Su...

Dundee ranked in UK’s top 30 in new Complete University Guide

25 Apr 2017

‘Eco-treehouse’ could be future of home building

A University of Dundee researcher has worked with architects to produce conceptual designs for a luxury ‘eco-treehouse’ capable of housing a family, regulating its own temperature and functioning on a self-maintaining, low-energy cycle. Civil Engineering lecturer Dr Anthony Leung has devised a conceptual building in order to demonstrate how modern urban development and environmental protection need not be mutually antagonistic. His sustainable design makes use of advanced engineering concepts to work with, rather than against, nature. Conventional building materials are eschewed in favour of su...

‘Eco-treehouse’ could be future of home building