University of Dundee

Centre for Advanced Scientific Technologies (CAST)

The University of Dundee is an established, world-leading institution for research in science, technology, mathematics and medicine. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014), the main test of academic research quality in the UK, placed the University first in Biological Sciences and leading in Impact in Clinical Medicine.

Research assessment in terms of citations per paper - the most commonly used general measure of quality and impact - rates Biological Sciences at Dundee Number 1 in the UK and Number 9 in the world. This also places Dundee at the top of the league of Universities outside the United States.

Dundee enjoys a reputation as one of the most dynamic international centres for research, with outstanding laboratory and technology facilities for fundamental research and translation.

A critical component of the University’s research environment is the various infrastructures that enable and support its research scientists. We are successful because we invest in world-class technologies to deliver world-class life sciences research.