23 May 2016

Degree Show seeks to tackle Scotland’s housing challenges

How would a Manhattan-inspired block work beside the Edinburgh by-pass? How do we make homes energy-autonomous? How can urban sprawl and planning legislation be reconciled? What can be done to ensure the housing needs of vulnerable members of society are met? These are some of the pressing social questions that Architecture graduands from the University of Dundee have been grappling with over the past year and their proposed solutions are currently being exhibited at the 2016 Degree Show. Forty-nine graduating students are displaying their work at Degree Show along with students from years 1-4 of the Archi...

Degree Show seeks to tackle Scotland’s housing challenges

23 May 2016

Dundee soars in Guardian University Guide 2017

The University of Dundee is among the fastest risers in the 2017 Guardian University Rankings, released today, and has topped the UK table in forensic science and archaeology. Dundee is placed 28th in this year’s overall rankings, up ten places from last year. The University had already jumped nine places from the 2015 edition to last year’s. The ranking reflects strong student satisfaction scores at the University, which has been consistently rated as offering the best student experience in Scotland, and excellent performance in `Career after six months’ which reflects on employability o...

Dundee soars in Guardian University Guide 2017

20 May 2016

University community helps drive Dundee Design Festival

The University of Dundee will be at the forefront of next week’s Dundee Design Festival, highlighting the vital role it is playing in the city’s reinvention. Dundee, the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design, is hosting the first Dundee Design Festival at the former West Ward Works from 25th to 28th May. With a theme of health and wellbeing, including digital, games, textiles, healthcare, social design and architecture, the ground-breaking work will examine how design affects all aspects of our lives. Students, graduates, academics, artists and designers from the University are leading or other...

University community helps drive Dundee Design Festival

20 May 2016

University marks International Clinical Trials Day

Today (May 20th) is International Clinical Trials Day, and teams from the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside are out and about encouraging local people to get involved in research. International Clinical Trials Day celebrates the anniversary of the very first clinical trial, held in 1747 by James Lind, who discovered that citrus fruits such as limes could cure scurvy in sailors. Since then, clinical trials have led to major advances in medicine, such as cures for tuberculosis, effective treatments for heart attacks and strokes, plus important advances in the treatment of many cancers, such as leukaemia, ...

University marks International Clinical Trials Day

20 May 2016

Textile lecturers racing to fundraise for students

Teaching staff from the University of Dundee are aiming for a personal best when they enter the Edinburgh half-marathon at the end of this month, in an effort to raise money for graduating Textile Design students to attend the prestigious New Designers exhibition later this year. Lecturers Sara Robertson and Jane Keith of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design are aiming to complete the half-marathon in less than two hours. Dr Robertson, Course Director for Textile Design, explained, “We are running to give our Textile Design graduates an extra boost to launch their careers at New Designers ...

Textile lecturers racing to fundraise for students