8 Nov 2016

Dennis is winner of ‘The Scholarship’ 2016

This year’s winner of ‘The Scholarship’, the Apprentice-style radio reality show that offers talented Ghanaian students the chance to win a fully paid postgraduate place in Scotland, has matriculated at the University of Dundee. Dennis Asare’s prize, worth £30,000, includes a one-year postgraduate scholarship for the MSc Energy Studies course and travel, living, and learning material allowances. The initiative is a joint collaboration operated by Accra-based radio station Joy FM and educational consultancy firm Go Study Abroad. Each hour-long instalment of The Scholarship feat...

Dennis is winner of ‘The Scholarship’ 2016

7 Nov 2016

Dundee and Abertay students raise thousands for vulnerable children around the world

Students from the Islamic Societies at the Universities of Dundee and Abertay raised almost £10,000 in one night for vulnerable children and orphans around the world. The students, who form part of an international effort which sees fundraising from afar afield as Qatar and Canada for Islamic Relief, look likely to exceed their £15,000 target this year. Aiming to raise as much money as possible in one week for orphans and needy children, they ran a series of fundraising events from an international food festival to a football tournament and managed to raise £9,406 during their Charity Din...

Dundee and Abertay students raise thousands for vulnerable children around the world

7 Nov 2016

The Importance of Lawyers in a Democratic Society

Why lawyers matter will be the focus of this year’s Jean Clark Memorial Lecture at the University of Dundee. This year’s speaker, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, Sir Declan Morgan, will be discussing the importance of the legal system and what challenges lawyers face on Thursday, 10th November at the Dalhousie Building. ‘The Importance of Lawyers in a Democratic Society’ will delve into Sir Declan’s career. He will be giving his insights into how lawyers can uphold democratic values in an ever changing society. Professor of Public Law, Alan Page, said, “We are de...

The Importance of Lawyers in a Democratic Society

6 Nov 2016

‘Generation-Tech: Crossing the Digital Divide’ – 10th November

Academics from the University of Dundee are inviting the public to cross the digital divide as part of this year’s Dundee Science Festival. On Thursday, 10th November, computing researchers will lead the ‘Generation-Tech: Crossing the Digital Divide’ event at the Queen Mother Building. They will discuss the ways in which technology can be designed to deliver social and healthcare benefits for older and disabled people while interactive research stations will offer hands-on opportunities for visitors to engage with projects developed at the University. Dr Jon Urch, Public Outreach Officer ...

‘Generation-Tech: Crossing the Digital Divide’ – 10th November

4 Nov 2016

`Molecular commando’ identified to tackle hypoxia pathway

Scientists at the University of Dundee have identified a `molecular commando’ which can be stealthily deployed to activate a hypoxic response, a process which can help to fight a range of conditions including stroke, angina, colitis and brain injuries. A Dundee team led by Professor Alessio Ciulli in the School of Life Sciences have used pioneering techniques to develop a `small molecule’ chemical probe called VH298, which offers highly targeted access to the parts of the cell which regulate hypoxia, known as the hypoxic signalling pathway. “Using a small molecule like this offers a highl...

`Molecular commando’ identified to tackle hypoxia pathway