20 Jun 2016

Two babies and four degrees push medic Pippa to the limit

For most people, the prospect of becoming a parent during their studies would be daunting but University of Dundee graduand Pippa Bell pushed herself further by having a second baby while studying for her degree in Medicine. Pippa (38), from Roxburgh in the Borders, gave birth to her daughter Elizabeth between the first and second years of her course and followed up with son Douglas less than 12 months later. The rest of her degree passed without Pippa and husband Steven adding to their family further but night feeds, nappies, teething and tantrums meant overcoming obstacles that her classmates didn’...

Two babies and four degrees push medic Pippa to the limit

16 Jun 2016

Second major design award for ‘Zinc House’

A rural dwelling designed by the University of Dundee’s Professor Graeme Hutton and local firm Leadingham Jameson Rogers + Hynd to blend seamlessly into its surroundings has won a second major architecture prize. The team behind ‘Zinc-House’ near Monikie received a Royal Incorporation of Architects In Scotland (RIAS) Award at the organisation’s annual ceremony in Glasgow last night. The accolade follows on from their success in the Best Residence category of the Scottish Design Awards earlier this month. The University/LJR+H partnership had previously won both awards in 2009 for the...

Second major design award for ‘Zinc House’

16 Jun 2016

University of Dundee providing £740m boost to Scottish economy and supports over 8000 jobs

The University of Dundee contributes over £740M to the Scottish economy annually For every £1 of Scottish Government funding, the University generates over £7 for the Scottish economy 1 in every 12 jobs in Dundee is supported by the University’s activities The University of Dundee supports over £740million of turnover in businesses in Scotland, according to an economic and social impact study carried out by the Fraser of Allander Institute. The report shows how vital the University is to the economy of east and central Scotland. One in every 12 of the jobs in Dundee – ...

University of Dundee providing £740m boost to Scottish economy and supports over 8000 jobs

15 Jun 2016

Dundee shows off the lighter side of research

A group of wise-cracking researchers and students from the University of Dundee will make the jump from lecture theatre to the stage later this month when they perform at the latest Bright Club event. The next instalment of Dundee’s freshest comedy club with an intellectual twist takes place at Braes on Tuesday, 21st June at 8.30pm. Comedian Susan Morrison, who will be hosting the event, said, “I am delighted to return as compere for the funniest night this side of the Tay. “Bright Club always stands out as a great night, especially since it’s the only comedy event with such weird a...

Dundee shows off the lighter side of research

14 Jun 2016

Dundee named among Europe’s most innovative universities

University top in Scotland The University of Dundee is ranked among the top 20 most innovative universities in Europe, and first in Scotland, in a new ranking produced by Reuters. Reuters say their list of Europe’s 100 most innovative universities `identifies the educational institutions that are doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies, and help drive the global economy.’ Dundee is ranked 18th in the list, with only Imperial, Cambridge, Oxford and Manchester ranking higher in the UK. “This is yet another accolade for us in a year when we have been named Scottish Unive...

Dundee named among Europe’s most innovative universities