University of Dundee

Research Environment & Community

  • We provide our researchers with a range of professional and informal support systems to allow them to acquire new skills and develop their careers. We also have schemes designed to support families and promote gender equality. Discover More

  • Situated on the North bank of the River Tay with views across the Scottish countryside, Dundee is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city offering high quality infrastructure, excellent educational institutes, and a varied range of leisure activities, but with low cost living and excellent quality of life. Discover More

Located in the heart of Scotland, Dundee is one Europe's fastest growing hubs for Life Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Design. Often referred to as one of the most ideally situated cities in the United Kingdom, Dundee is unique as a research hub being small enough to engender real change and large enough for change to have international impact.

Our dynamic research environment is support by a raft of different activities to maximise collaborative working, innovative new thinking, and the impact of our research. Each research Division runs it own seminar series that bring to Dundee international leaders in the field providing opportunities for PhD students and postdocs to present their work to these world experts. For a flavour of the extensive seminars on offer, please see our Events Calendar.

We also run an annual series of prestigious named lectures (the Adam Neville Lecture, the Bridget Ogilvie Lecture and the Peter Garland Lecture) which allow us to hear from the very best researchers from around the world. A list of previous named lecturers can be found here.

A highlight of our research calendar is our three-day Annual Symposium, held at the beautiful resort of Crieff Hydro in the Scottish Highlands and open to all our staff; to share the experience click here.

We are keen to maximise the impact of our research in as many different ways as possible, and provide opportunities and funding for translational development as well as public engagement and schools outreach. Our research complex, consists of four fully inter-linked buildings specifically designed to enhance communication and collaboration - a stimulating environment with networking areas and break-out spaces, seminar rooms, meeting rooms, two lecture theatres, two cafes and LifeSpace Dundee's first science-art research gallery (the latter in partnership with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, DJCAD).