University of Dundee

Latest News for 06/2022

May 2022

  • 12 May 2022

    The results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) were announced today. Dundee is the top-ranking University for Biological Sciences research, a position we have maintained since the last REF exercise in 2014. The REF2021 assessment has scored SLS as having a total of 71% of its activities being ‘world leading’ (4*) and 28% of its activities being ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).

July 2019

  • Girma Fana measuring barley crops in a poly tunnel
    29 Jul 2019

    Food security and livelihoods for a majority of Ethiopians depends on smallholder farming, and barley is an important crop grown by over 4 million smallholder farmers for multiple uses as food, feed and as a cash crop for an emerging malting and brewing industry.

September 2018

February 2018

  • barley image © James Hutton Institute
    07 Feb 2018

    Dundee’s position as an international hub for research into cereals – particularly barley – has been given a boost with the award of a grant which will create new connections with Australia. The award of a £150,000 from the Universities UK International Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner initiative will allow the University of Dundee to bring seven Early Career Researchers from Australia to Dundee for periods ranging from one to twelve months between March 2018 and March 2019.  

June 2017

  • 14 Jun 2017

    Ten partnership building projects, including two from the School, have been awarded internal Pump-Priming Funding from the University’s SFC GCRF funding allocation. The aim of the competition, coordinated by Research & Innovation Services (RIS), is to enhance our ability to respond to funding opportunities under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

May 2015

  • 08 May 2015

    Whether you have green fingers or not, every breath you take, every meal you eat owes a debt to plants. From one little seed, planted into soil, many green lives can arise - from small herbs up to big trees, or from ornamental flowers to substantial crops which all animals and mankind need to survive on this planet.

October 2014

March 2014

  • 05 Mar 2014

    Professor Claire Halpin of the Division of Plant Sciences at the College of Life Sciences has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Professors Halpin is among 53 new Fellows recognised by the RSE as having achieved excellence within their discipline or profession. These outstanding academics come from a wide variety of disciplines, spanning the arts, business, science and technology sectors.

January 2014

  • 31 Jan 2014

    University of Dundee scientist Professor Claire Halpin has been appointed one of 21 new Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders. The prestigious award provides five-year’s support for outstanding scientists to help them continue their ground-breaking work. Jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the scheme helps universities to attract science talent from overseas and retain respected UK scientists of outstanding achievement and potential.

September 2013

  • Plant Sciences Research features on the cover of Science Magazine
    06 Sep 2013

      Research from the Division of Plant Sciences features on the front cover of this week’s Science Magazine. The work reports the discovery of a previously unrecognized enzyme in the pathway that synthesizes lignin, a polymer in plant cell walls.