9 Jun 2016

Dundee continues to lead the way in widening access

The number of students from the most deprived areas of Scotland taking up places at the University of Dundee has more than doubled in recent years. Figures from the university admissions body UCAS show that the number of students from the most-deprived 20 per cent (MD20) and 40 per cent (MD40) of areas matriculating at Dundee has risen sharply since 2010 and particularly since 2012. Across Scotland, the 1,215 18-year-old MD20 applicants taking a place at a Scottish university in 2015 represented a fall on the 1,305 figure the previous year. In contrast, Dundee’s MD20 matriculations rose 10 per cent l...

Dundee continues to lead the way in widening access

9 Jun 2016

Student and academics compete for £150,000 in creation competition

Automatic bike gears, a website to help diabetes sufferers, and a style magazine have made it to the final of a top entrepreneurial competition, and they have all been developed at the University of Dundee. Staff members Dr Deborah Wake and Dr Laszlo Csetenyi, and student Alberto Negro have secured their places in the final 30 of the Converge Challenge. The Converge Challenge is a high profile entrepreneurship development programme for staff, students, and recent graduates of Scottish Universities and research institutes, with entrants competing for a £150,000 prize fund. The University of Dundee&rsq...

Student and academics compete for £150,000 in creation competition

8 Jun 2016

University partner for Editorial Intelligence `Names Not Numbers' conference

The University of Dundee – the UK’s top rated university for biological sciences - has joined with the leading knowledge networking firm Editorial Intelligence’s `Names Not Numbers’ conference as Life Sciences Partner for 2016-17. Names Not Numbers (NNN) gathers together a community spanning national and international current affairs, publishing, media, politics, culture, science, technology and communications for agenda-setting gatherings, primarily in London and Oxford. It is curated by the expert in modern networking Julia Hobsbawm OBE, Professor in Networking at Cass Business Sc...

University partner for Editorial Intelligence `Names Not Numbers' conference

7 Jun 2016

Student puts best foot forward in forensic experiment.

A final-year student at the University of Dundee has used his dissertation to find more ways to use footprints found at crime scenes. Fernando Bueno Neves wanted to find out if footprints could also be used to identify body movement as part of his dissertation for BMSc Applied Orthopaedic Technology, under the supervision of Professor Rami Abboud, Head of Department and Associate Dean. He recruited 11 volunteers who had to run and walk along tracks while their bare feet or footwear were covered in artificial blood. Each participant’s body movements were recorded using a three-dimensional motion captu...

Student puts best foot forward in forensic experiment.

7 Jun 2016

Staff, students and alumni to extract full value of centenary

The University of Dundee’s Dental School, one of the most prestigious in the UK and a world-leading centre of innovation, will this week celebrate 100 years of making a difference to people’s lives across the globe. On Friday, 10th June, Professor Callum Youngson, Head of Dental School at the University of Liverpool and a Dundee graduate, will deliver the last of a series of Alumni Lectures to mark the anniversary. It will be followed by a Civic Reception and Centenary Dinner the next day. These events are part of a year-long programme of events to mark the milestone. Dundee Dental Hospital beg...

Staff, students and alumni to extract full value of centenary