2 Sep 2016

Scottish University of the Year to welcome thousands of new students from around the world

Next week heralds the start of the new academic year and, with it, more than 3500 students from almost 90 countries will begin a new chapter of their lives at the University of Dundee. City Square will be abuzz with excitement and anticipation on Monday, 5th September when the new crop of undergraduate and postgraduate students congregate there ahead of the traditional greeting in the Caird Hall. Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Pete Downes will welcome them to Scotland’s University of the Year at the first event to take place as part of Freshers Week 2016, a programme organised to ensure ...

Scottish University of the Year to welcome thousands of new students from around the world

2 Sep 2016

£1 million project aims to help people with complex disabilities enjoy conversation

A £1 million research project that aims to dramatically change the way people with no speech and complex disabilities can converse with others has been launched by the Universities of Dundee and Cambridge. Computer-based systems – called Voice Output Communication Aids (VOCAs) – use word prediction to speed up typing, a feature similar to that commonly found on mobile phones or tablets for texting and emailing. However, for those with complex disabilities, like Professor Stephen Hawking, using typing to communicate can still be extremely slow. With as little as two words per minute genera...

£1 million project aims to help people with complex disabilities enjoy conversation

1 Sep 2016

10,000th user signs up to ‘My Diabetes My Way’ website.

Over 10,000 people across Scotland are now using the ‘My Diabetes My Way’ website to access their medical records online. Developed at the University of Dundee, in collaboration with NHS Scotland, the website allows patients to have online access to test results, clinic letters and their very own treatment plan. It also contains multimedia resources aimed at improving self-management, including traditional information leaflets, interactive educational tools, videos describing diabetes-related complications and testimonials from people with diabetes talking about their experiences. Dr Scott Cunn...

10,000th user signs up to ‘My Diabetes My Way’ website.

1 Sep 2016

‘Identifying the Dead’ shortlisted for Times Higher Education Award

An online course which enabled more than 20,000 crime fiction fans to play the role of forensic investigator in a Val McDermid murder mystery has seen the University of Dundee nominated for a prestigious Times Higher Education Award. The University’s internationally renowned Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) has been shortlisted in the ‘Outstanding Digital Innovation in Teaching or Research’ category of the THE Awards 2016. ‘Identifying the Dead’ was launched in conjunction with social learning platform FutureLearn last year. FutureLearn enables millions of p...

‘Identifying the Dead’ shortlisted for Times Higher Education Award

31 Aug 2016

US Ambassador explores the ‘special relationship’, past present and future

US Ambassador to the UK Matthew Barzun talked about the enduring nature of the ‘special relationship’ between the two countries and its vital importance in the future at a public lecture at the University of Dundee this evening The event, held in conjunction with the Royal Society of Edinburgh, took place at the University’s Dalhousie Building. A packed auditorium heard Ambassador Barzun discuss “The ‘Special Relationship’ between the UK and the US – past, present and future” and answer questions from the audience about the relationship and the challenges fac...

US Ambassador explores the ‘special relationship’, past present and future