10 Apr 2017

Science and Art collaborations to go on display

A ground breaking exhibition that combines science and art will go on display at the University of Dundee’s LifeSpace Gallery this week. ‘Future Emerging Art and Technology’ (FEAT) has been created from collaborations between six internationally acclaimed artists and scientists undertaking cutting-edge work on new technologies. The works explore gene regulation, quantum physics, underwater robotics, carbon capture, and exascale computing. LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery Curator Dr Sarah Cook said, “The works in this exhibition are a challenge to scientists in more than one wa...

Science and Art collaborations to go on display

7 Apr 2017

Exhibition to travel back to Dundee’s formation

In 1967, Harold Wilson was trying to get Britain into the European common market and the Beatles said all we needed was love as war raged in Vietnam and the Middle East. It was also a momentous year for the City of Dundee. On August 1st 1967, the University of Dundee became an independent institution, paving the way to becoming a major economic driver for the city and a world leader in many areas of research. Its early days will be highlighted in a new exhibition, opening at the University’s Lamb Gallery on Thursday, 13th April. ‘Good Vibrations’ explores the events of that pivotal year, ...

Exhibition to travel back to Dundee’s formation

5 Apr 2017

Colourful characters descend on Dundee for DeeCon

Superheroes, anime characters and video game stars will parade around the University of Dundee campus tomorrow ahead of the city’s largest annual geek-off, which takes place this weekend. Thousands of costumed characters are expected to descend upon Dundee this Saturday for a colourful display of ‘nerdiness’ at this year’s DeeCon, Dundee’s largest anime, animation and art convention. Organisers of the event will stage a dress rehearsal on Thursday, 6th April to promote the event. Featuring exclusive anime screenings and industry talks by former Disney FX animators, the team be...

Colourful characters descend on Dundee for DeeCon

5 Apr 2017

Dundee among world’s top young universities

The University of Dundee has been ranked as the top young university in the UK – and one of the best young higher education institutions in the world – for the second year in a row. Dundee was placed 16th in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, the best performance of any UK institution and the same position it held in the equivalent poll last year. The result continues a run of rankings successes for the University. Dundee has been named Scottish University of the Year by the Times/Sunday Times in each of the past two years and has appeared in the Top 200 of latest THE World U...

Dundee among world’s top young universities

4 Apr 2017

€1.7 million to fight autoimmune diseases

A University of Dundee researcher has been awarded €1.7 million to investigate the role that communication between cells plays in autoimmune diseases. Dr Ignacio Moraga, from the University’s School of Life Sciences, has received a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) starting grant to fund his research over the next five years. Dr Moraga and his team are studying immune response action in the hope of designing better medicines for conditions such as lupus, arthritis and other debilitating autoimmune diseases. “I am delighted to receive this funding from the ERC to allow me to furth...

€1.7 million to fight autoimmune diseases