23 May 2017

Couple renew their own vows for University’s 50th anniversary

George and Sunita Thomson, who met and then tied the knot at the University of Dundee in 1987, returned to campus at the weekend to renew their marriage vows in front of fellow alumni. The couple met at the University’s Medical School in the 1980s when Sunita was studying for one of her subsequent three degrees from the University. Together they returned to campus for the 50th Anniversary Alumni weekend and renewed their vows in a ceremony with the minister who married them almost three decades ago, Rev Bob Gillies. Sunita said, “George and I were considering renewing our vows on our 30th anniv...

Couple renew their own vows for University’s 50th anniversary

22 May 2017

Degree Show packed during opening weekend

More than 10,000 visitors flocked to this year's University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show during its opening weekend. Degree Show is Dundee’s largest annual exhibition of art and design. It sees Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design transformed into Scotland’s largest exhibition space and the beginning of the 2017 run saw its two buildings and fourteen floors throng with art lovers, employers, gallery owners, industry professionals and members of the public. This year’s Degree Show features the work of around 350 of the UK’s brightest emerging c...

Degree Show packed during opening weekend

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