26 Jul 2016

Dundee International Book Prize 2016 shortlist announced

The shortlist for this year’s Dundee International Book Prize has been drawn from three continents, with novels from as far south as New Zealand, to Scotland’s most northerly tip. From hundreds of entries, ten authors will battle it out for a publishing deal with Freight Books, a £5000 cash prize, and a week’s protected writing time in Dundee. Peggy Hughes, Manager of Literary Dundee, said, “The Dundee International Book Prize is a vital part of our work, and a key way in which we celebrate and champion new voices. This year’s shortlist is a stellar mix of international ...

Dundee International Book Prize 2016 shortlist announced

25 Jul 2016

University to provide data reception and processing facilities for Indian satellite

The University of Dundee has entered into an agreement with Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), to receive data from one of its satellites for use in environmental research. The Dundee Satellite Receiving Station (DSRS) is one of the main facilities in the UK acquiring data from space and will now directly receive data from the ISRO-built Oceansat-2 Earth Observation (EO) satellite. Engineers from Antrix/ISRO will visit the University this week to install and test acquisition and generation systems. They will also train DSRS engineers to allow th...

University to provide data reception and processing facilities for Indian satellite

22 Jul 2016

Midwifery experts gather in Dundee to help around the world

The University of Dundee’s expertise in midwifery research and education has helped bring international experts together for a World Health Organisation (WHO) meeting aiming to ensure mothers and babies across the globe receive the highest care standards. Senior WHO figures will be joined by representatives of other organisations, including the World Bank, UNICEF and Save the Children as well as donors, aid organisations, universities and health services from across the world for next week’s event. The meeting, to be held at the University’s River Rooms, takes place on Monday 25th and Tue...

Midwifery experts gather in Dundee to help around the world

21 Jul 2016

Student racers break records at Formula competition

A team of University of Dundee students who build race cars have won a top award at Silverstone during the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) annual Formula Student competition. The global IMechE Formula Student competition sees over 130 teams from more than 30 countries entering their custom-built cars and prides itself on being the best educational engineering challenge in the motorsport industry. Find out more about Engineering at the University of Dundee The Dundee team, known as DRIVE, were awarded the Breakthrough Award 2016 by Formula Student’s Chairman Andrew Deakin, who congratula...

Student racers break records at Formula competition

20 Jul 2016

What a difference a day makes – satellite images show the unpredictability of the British summer

Images captured by the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station yesterday and today starkly illustrate the changing nature of the British summer. While Tuesday, 19th July was recorded as the nation’s hottest day of the year so far, Wednesday 20th saw thunder and lightning storms and heavy rain come to parts of the British Isles. The side-by-side images (captured by the NPP satellite at 1255 GMT on 19/07/16 and 1237 GMT on 20/07/16 respectively) demonstrate how things changed in 24 hours. The images are free to use but MUST BE CREDITED to 'NEODAAS/University of Dundee'....

What a difference a day makes – satellite images show the unpredictability of the British summer