22 May 2017

Awards recognise impact of skin disease research at Dundee

The international impact of dermatological research from the University of Dundee has been recognised by two major awards to Irene Leigh CBE, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Professor Leigh has been awarded the British Society of Investigative Dermatology Medal, the highest honour in UK dermatological research. She has also been given the highest honour of the Society of Investigative Dermatology, the leading US research society at their recent meeting in Portland, Oregon. The awards recognise contributions to research in skin cancer, genetic disease and tissue engineering. Professor Lei...

Awards recognise impact of skin disease research at Dundee

22 May 2017

Architecture graduands produce plans to transform Scotland’s communities

Plans to transform Scotland, from its most remote communities to towns, cities and the urban sprawl of the central belt, are explored by graduands at this year’s University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show. The students have been grappling with pressing social questions in relation to people and places in Scotland over the past year and their proposed solutions are currently being exhibited at the Degree Show, which runs through this week. Fifty graduating architects are displaying their work along with students from years 1-4 of the University’s Architecture programme and fro...

Architecture graduands produce plans to transform Scotland’s communities

19 May 2017

University to honour leading international figures

Legendary Olympian Katherine Grainger, Oscar-nominated film director David Mackenzie and famed actor-turned-science advocate Alan Alda will have Honorary Degrees conferred upon them by the University of Dundee next month. They are among the leading figures from the worlds of film, sport, art, charity and the judiciary who will receive a Doctor of Laws (LLD) at the University’s annual graduation ceremonies, which take place between Wednesday 21st and Friday 23rd June. Several of this year’s honorary graduates are high-achieving alumni of the University, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary ...

University to honour leading international figures

18 May 2017

Dundee ranks in world top 30 in Leiden rankings

The University of Dundee has been rated among the world’s best universities in terms of impact of scientific research, being placed 28th in the 2017 CWTS Leiden Rankings. The CWTS Leiden Rankings offer key insights into the scientific performance of over 900 major universities worldwide. A sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators provides statistics on the scientific impact of universities and on universities’ involvement in scientific collaboration. Dundee is ranked 28th in the world when looking at the proportion of a University’s published scientific research that ranks in the top ...

Dundee ranks in world top 30 in Leiden rankings

17 May 2017

Giant Clydesdale ready to rock Degree Show crowds

An 8 ½ foot-tall, 47-stone steel rocking horse depicting oppression and class tension within Scotland is one of the star exhibits at this year’s University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show. The giant Clydesdale was created by Ulrika Kjeldsen, a final-year student at the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, for the exhibition. It forms the centrepiece of Ulrika’s display at the 2017 Degree Show, which opens this Friday. Twenty-three-year-old Ulrika, originally from the Aland Islands, an autonomous region of Finland, was inspired to study ...

Giant Clydesdale ready to rock Degree Show crowds