About The University of Dundee
Nobel Prize winning poet and honorary graduate Seamus Heaney has described the University of Dundee as
"having its head in the clouds and its feet firmly on the ground."
The ability to be both aspirational and down-to earth, to blend ground-breaking intellectual achievement with practical applications, has given the University its distinctive character.
There have been many changes since the University became an independent institution in 1967 following a 70 year relationship with the University of St Andrews but the fundamental aim remains.
The aim has been rearticulated in our Transformation Vision. It’s what we do today and it’s what we have always done. It is to:
"transform lives locally & globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge."
Today this aim translates as excellence in teaching and research and contributing to the social, economic and cultural life of Scotland and the wider world. We will continue to focus the University as it powers forward to become Scotland’s leading university with excellence in teaching, research and the wider impact of both these key areas of activity.
To help us complete the first stage of this journey we need a route map covering the five years to 2017. The University Strategy to 2017 fulfils this requirement.
- Campus Shops: Location and list of shops available on campus see Campus Map.
- Chaplaincy: The chapel, coffee bar and lounge are available for use for functions, events, exhibitions, parties, conferences, seminars and lunchtime concerts.
- Conference & Meeting Facilities: Facilities available for hire including a conference centre, training complexes, seminar rooms, foyers, and theatres. See also Residential Accommodation.
- DNA Sequencing Services - see The Sequencing Service, School of Life Sciences
- (available for internal students and staff only).
- IT Suites and IT Facilities (available for internal student and staff use only).
- : stockists of core University course texts.
- Library & Learning Centre: The LLC has six principal sites and 24/7 access to academic e-resources and the virtual learning environment. Students, staff and external members are welcome to use the LLC's services.
- Residential Accommodation: Residential accommodation is available during Spring & Summer vacations, including West Park Villas, built with special attention made to guest comfort, quietness and security.
- Sports Facilities: The Institute for Sport and Exercise offers facilities for hire for sporting and other events eg. company sports day; seminars; quad training sessions. Corporate membership packages are also available.
- Video Conferencing Facilities.
Services for Schools & Colleges
- Schools and Colleges Liaison Service: Organise a talk at your school, a day to visit the University, or just find out about the University or higher education in general.
Medical & Scientific Services
- Analytical Service for Industry: materials and surface analysis
- DNA Sequencing Services - see The Sequencing Service, School of Life Sciences and the DNA Analysis Facility, Ninewells
- Mass Fingerprinting Service: FingerPrints Proteomics Facility, School of Life Sciences
Services for Business & Industry
- Catering Service: The Residences Office can provide quality catering, ranging from tea and coffee to formal dinners, or dinner dances.
- CEPMLP Information Service: Document supply, literature searches, and other services in the areas of oil, gas, energy law etc.
- Consultancy: Businesses can gain access to specialist consultants to work on problems or take advantage of a new opportunity - see Research and Innovation Services or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Language Services: Translating and interpreting services and tailor-made courses for individuals and companies, in any language.
- Research and Development: The University has a large research base, generating many ideas and inventions - see Research and Innovation Services.
- Sports Facilities: The Institute for Sport and Exercise offers facilities for hire for sporting and other events, eg. company sports days. Corporate membership packages are also available.
- Student and Graduate Recruitment: Assistance with recruiting students and graduates for part-time employment, work-placement or full-time work - see Careers Service or email email@example.com.
- Training Courses: see the Distance Learning Prospectus and Courses for Adults.
Community Services (including facilities open to the public)
- Archives, Records Management and Museum Services (ARMMS): Holds a number of local history collections which are accessible to the general public.
- Book & Paper Conservation Studio: provides a conservation service for libraries, museums, churches, trusts, archives and private individuals throughout Scotland and beyond.
- Botanic Garden: Facilities include a visitor centre, coffee shop and plant sales.
- Events Service: The What's On service, published by Press and Publications, provides details of all events happening in the current month.
- Exhibitions: Free exhibitions, installations and projects at University galleries.
- Library Services: External membership subscriptions, serviced photocopying, mediated searches, inter-library loans etc.
- Museum Services: Collections consisting of material preserved during the 100 years of the institution's existence.
- Music in the University: The University has a very busy programme of concerts and other musical activities.
- Sports Facilities and Programmes: An extensive range of programmes and most extensive range of quality sports facilties in one location in Tayside.