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50th anniversary

Celebrating 50 years of independence

On August 1 1967, the University of Dundee came into formal existence by virtue of a Royal Charter. The longstanding relationship with St Andrews had finally come to an end.

Dundee was now free to develop in the ways it wanted to. Free, that is, subject to the same constraints of government policies, funding regimes and student choices which all universities in the UK faced then and still face now.

Join us as we celebrate 50 years as an independent institution, recalling the past through special events, podcasts and stories.

Explore Our History
  • Celebrations begin to commemorate 50 years of the University of Dundee

    2017
  • The University of Dundee becomes a fully independent institution under the terms of the Royal Charter.

    1967
  • Ordinances issued in 1897 made University College form part of St Andrews. and establish a Faculty of Medicine.

    1897
  • The Deed formally creating University College Dundee was signed by founders Miss Mary Ann Baxter and her cousin Dr John Boyd Baxter.

    1881

Anniversary events

We have organised many events leading up to the main week of celebrations (taking place across Dundee during 12th-19th July 2017). Most events are free so why not come along?

All Anniversary Events

  • Celebrations begin to commemorate 50 years of the University of Dundee

    2017
  • The University of Dundee becomes a fully independent institution under the terms of the Royal Charter.

    1967
  • Ordinances issued in 1897 made University College form part of St Andrews. and establish a Faculty of Medicine.

    1897
  • The Deed formally creating University College Dundee was signed by founders Miss Mary Ann Baxter and her cousin Dr John Boyd Baxter.

    1881
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