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June 2018

  • Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt Hon David Mundell MP with representatives from the three Tay Cities bids
    08 Jun 2018

    The Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt Hon David Mundell MP, heard details of the bids being made as part of the Tay Cities Deal to bolster Dundee’s considerable strengths in biomedical sciences, forensic science and cybersecurity, in a visit to the city today. Representatives of the three bids, including one involving the School, met with the Secretary of State at the Discovery Centre in the School. The bids are set to transform the innovation capacity of the Tay Cities Region delivering jobs and long-term growth.  The bids are:

  • 07 Jun 2018

    The University of Dundee’s contribution to the UK’s strength in the global life sciences sector is being highlighted this week by its Drug Discovery Unit at one of the world’s major scientific gatherings, the 2018 BIO International Convention in Boston.

  • Geddes Quadrangle
    06 Jun 2018

    The University of Dundee has been ranked 22nd in the world, and 1st in Scotland, in a new league table of universities founded in the post-war ‘Golden Age’.

May 2018

  • Cateran Team (from left): Irene Hallyburton, Susan Farrell, Desiree Zeller and Lauren Webster
    31 May 2018

    Scientists from the University of Dundee will swap lab coats for hiking boots this weekend as they take on one of Scotland’s greatest wildlife trails for charity. A team of four scientists from the University’s School of Life Sciences, hope to finish the 52 mile Cateran Trail within just five days as they aim to raise funds for Cats Protection and Re-Act Scotland.

  • 29 May 2018

    The 2019 edition of the Guardian University Guide has been published today. The University is now ranked 29th in the UK (and again 4th in Scotland).

  • Professor Geoff Barton
    28 May 2018

    Funding of £1million has been announced to help University of Dundee scientists tackle the challenges of dealing with big data, just 24 hours after Theresa May heralded the potential of artificial intelligence to transform healthcare.

  • Professor John Peters
    18 May 2018

    Professor John Peters, Professor of Pharmacology has been awarded the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching at the University of Dundee.

  • Professor Paul Birch
    17 May 2018

    A world-leading plant disease researcher at the University of Dundee has been awarded major funding for a study which may explain the mechanisms of crop killing diseases across the globe. Plant diseases currently account for 40 per cent of crop losses each year world-wide, representing a serious threat to food security. Professor Paul Birch, Head of the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Dundee, was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant, worth just under €2.5million for the next five years.

  • Kim Dale with Lucas Morales, who nominated her for the award.
    17 May 2018

    Last Friday, the Dundee University Student Association (DUSA) celebrated the lecturers who help make our university one of the best in the world, at their annual Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTA). Kim Dale from the School was named Best Postgraduate Supervisor after being shortlisted for the second year in a row. “I am so touched to have been nominated by two of my PhD students, Lucas Morales Moya and Francesca Carrieri, as they both know it is one of the parts I love most about my job,” said Kim.

  • Boon-Chin Tan
    14 May 2018

    Boon-Chin Tan, a senior lecturer in the Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture at University of Malaya, Malaysia, has been awarded a Royal Society-Newton Advanced Fellowship to join Gordon Simpson’s lab.