New book examines `Constitutional Law of Scotland’

The past twenty years have seen Scotland’s constitutional framework subject to historic change and intense debate. Now a leading academic at the University of Dundee has produced the first complete account of the constitutional law of Scotland since devolution in 1999 - and indeed the Union of 1707. Professor Alan Page’s book `Constitutional Law of Scotland’ also examines the governance of Scotland as it stands in the wake of last September’s historic referendum on Scottish independence. Alan Page is Professor of Public Law and Dean of the School of Law at Dundee. He is one of the U...

Fulbright students arrive to explore Scotland’s identity, culture and innovation

From William Wallace and Macbeth to a modern powerhouse for science and innovation, the story of Scotland’s history and its place in the world will be explored through the prestigious Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute 2015. Ten American undergraduates have arrived in Scotland for the 2015 Summer Institute. Now in its third year, the Institute is a unique partnership between the University of Dundee, University of Strathclyde and the US-UK Fulbright Commission with support from The Scottish Government and civic partners. The students from across the United States will spend five weeks (5th July...

Community policing to be investigated after prestigious grant award

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Researchers at the University of Dundee and Edinburgh Napier University have shared in 4.6million Euros funding to investigate best practice in community policing across the EU. Dr Megan O’Neill, from Dundee, and Edinburgh Napier’s Dr Liz Aston have been awarded 285,000 Euros to carry out work as part of the ‘Unity’ consortium looking at how to strengthen cooperation between law enforcement agencies and citizens via digital technology. The funding for Unity comes from Horizon 2020, the largest ever EU Research and Innovation programme. The project is examining community policing in ...

Notions of ‘thingness’ to be explored during Cooper Gallery’s summer residency

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Art and philosophy will come together to consider the concept of ‘thingness’ at this year’s Summer Residency at the University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery. Artists Oliver Braid and Anouchka Oler and philosopher Jospeh Fletcher will take up residence at the gallery in Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design from Monday 6th to Friday 31st July. Glasgow-based Braid and Lyon-based Oler both investigate ‘Object-Oriented Ontology’ in their practice and each will consider this philosophical phenomenon during their stay. Joining them will be Edinburgh based philosopher Jo...

Kirsty Gunn wins major short story award

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Kirsty Gunn, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Dundee, has won the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2015 for her collection ‘Infidelities’. Professor Gunn was one of six authors shortlisted for the prize, which was presented at a ceremony in London last night.  Her collection includes stories about love, marriage, and beyond, and was praised by judges for its haunting imagery and the beauty of its style. Now in its ninth year, the Edge Hill Prize is the only UK award that recognises excellence in a published collection of short stories and sees established names compete with re...