South Africa's first democratic elections, 25 years on – Dr Matt Graham in The Conversation

| History, Humanities

Nelson Mandela's dream of a great rainbow nation has been badly undermined by corruption, violence and inequality, but democracy has taken root in South Africa nonetheless, writes our Senior Lecturer in History, Dr Matt Graham. In a celebration of the 25th anniversary of South Africa's first democratic elections, Dr Graham's article, South Africa's first democractic elections, 25 years on: never lose sight of what the country has achieved, has recently been published by The Conversation. See the full article...

Dundee among world's best for impact on society

| Comics, Creative Writing, Engage Dundee, English, European Studies, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy

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 – Responsible Consumpt...

Global Scotland in the age of Brexit (Public Lecture)

| Engage Dundee, History, Humanities

With Brexit set to redefine Scotland’s relationship with the rest of the world for decades to come, an upcoming public lecture at the University of Dundee will explore our past and future as a global nation. 'Global Scotland in the age of Brexit: Historical perspectives on the Scottish diaspora and migration' is a free event taking place at the University’s Dalhousie Building on Thursday 11 April. In it, Professor Tanja Bueltmann, a global authority on Scotland's worldwide diaspora, will look at what the past can tell us about current political developments. It is the latest event in a series o...

Dundee historian appointed to Visiting Professorship in Milan, Italy

| History, Humanities

Perry Willson, Professor of Modern European History at the University of Dundee, has been appointed as the 2019 Federico Chabod Visiting Professor in Modern Contemporary History at the Università Statale di Milano (University of Milan) in Italy. As Visiting Professor she will spend most of May 2019 in Milan teaching European gender history to postgraduate students as well as doing some research.  The Federico Chabod Visiting Professorships are intended to enable distinguished senior scholars to spend a month in Milan to pursue their own research and to lecture at postgraduate level. The pr...

Dundee among world's best for international student satisfaction

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The University of Dundee has recorded one of the highest scores in the latest International Student Barometer (ISB). With feedback from over 3 million students worldwide across all student types, levels and years of study, the ISB is the world's largest annual survey of international students. The results of ISB’s Autumn 2018 survey show overall average satisfaction of 89.6% among Dundee students, the highest score of any participating Scottish universities, 2nd in the UK and 6th globally. A total of 199 institutions participated in the ISB 2018, significantly more than the 120 who took part the year...