3 Apr 2019

Dundee among world’s best for impact on society

The University of Dundee has been placed 20th in the world for its impact in a new global ranking. The Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings recognise that the role of universities extends beyond research and teaching to a third mission revolving around engagement, knowledge transfer and innovation for societal good. These rankings measure the global higher education sector’s success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dundee was ranked 20th in the inaugural survey. The University was placed 3rd in the world for SDG 12 – Respo...

11 Apr 2019

DeeCon draws talented ten-year-old Drew

He may only be 10-years-old, but one of Dundee’s youngest comic producers is set to become a star attraction at the city’s largest geek gathering next week. Drew Marr, a pupil from Blackness Primary School, first attended DeeCon, the University of Dundee’s annual fundraiser for animation students, when he was just three years old. Seven years on - and several DeeCons later - Drew has become a comic artist in his own right. He published his first comic book series in 2018 and he says it was meeting comic artists such as Sha Nazir, creator of ‘Laptop Guy’, and John Ferguson, of ...

11 Apr 2019

Changing the World by Design

A global competition challenging young designers to change the world has been launched at the University of Dundee. The competition was announced at the 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD), which has been hosted by the University over the past three days. The EAD is collaborating with Design Indaba to set the challenge to designers around the world to creatively engage with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. EAD and Design Indaba will award £5,000 to a group submission that proposes ambitiously creative ways of addressing the challenges. This ne...

17 Apr 2019

City set for biggest week of art and design to date

Hundreds of the country’s top young creative talents are currently working on their final-year projects at the University of Dundee in the knowledge that their exhibits will be at the heart of the city’s biggest week of art and design to date. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show is always a highlight of the city’s cultural calendar but with this year’s exhibition being the first to take place since the opening of V&A Dundee, the week of 18-26 May is set to be extra special. Last year’s Degree Show attracted a record attendance of ...