University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. We make fundamental discoveries on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying health and disease in humans, animals, plants, parasites and bacteria and translate that knowledge to address global challenges. In the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality in UK higher education institutions – REF2014 –Dundee was ranked the top University in Biological Sciences. More recent rankings widely recognized as indicators of scientific excellence place Dundee high in their rankings. The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2021 for Biomedical and Health Sciences Impact places Dundee is 5th in the UK and Europe, 11th in the World and the 2020 QS World University Rankings in Biological Sciences place Dundee joint 1st in the UK and Europe and joint 16th in the World as judged by ‘citations-per-paper’, one of the most widely recognized metrics of scientific excellence. ‘The State of Innovation’ report by Clarivate Analytics in 2017 ranked Dundee as the most influential scientific research institution in the world for pharmaceuticals for the period 2006-16. The School enjoys a reputation as one of the most dynamic international centres for molecular cell biology, with outstanding laboratory and technology facilities.

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The School of Research main entrance is via the Reception of the new Discovery Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research.  

On arrival at the School visitors should report to Reception, where a visitor badge and parking permit will be issued, if required. Car parking on campus is by permit only and these are issued by the Reception. Permits can be issued on the day or requested in advance of the visit, by contacting Reception (tel: 01382 385828) to arrange posting.

Fundraising

The School of Life Sciences has embarked on a fund raising initiative, the aim of which is to secure enough money to fund three postgraduate studentships.

Although the number of Research Groups in the School of Life Sciences continues to grow, the number of PhD studentships funded by the UK Government has remained static for many years. We believe that many of our former undergraduate and postgraduate students will be interested in contributing to a scheme that will enable more students to be trained in their Alma Mater.

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