16 May 2019

Dundee’s scientific impact among best in the world

The University of Dundee has been rated among the world’s best universities in terms of the impact of its scientific research in the 2019 CWTS Leiden Rankings. The Leiden rankings are based on research publications data and offer important insights into the scientific performance of nearly 1000 major universities worldwide. They place Dundee at 15th in the world for the highest proportion of highly cited publications. This is based on the proportion of citations in the most cited 1% of articles across all disciplines.  According to the ranking, Dundee is just behind Oxford (11th) and Cambri...

Dundee’s scientific impact among best in the world

16 May 2019

#MadeAtUni 'Nation's Lifesavers' - Professor Bob Steele

When working as a senior NHS registrar in the late 1980s Professor Bob Steele was struck by how many of the patients with bowel cancer died. Then he moved to Nottingham, where trials of bowel cancer screening were happening. “Most of the patients with colorectal cancer I had seen before had quite advanced disease and there sadly wasn’t much we could do for them. When I moved to Nottingham where trials of bowel cancer screening were happening I found most of my patients had early disease and were curable by surgery. That was a really motivating factor to see the effect of a public health interve...

#MadeAtUni 'Nation's Lifesavers' - Professor Bob Steele

9 May 2019

Surgical training first for rural doctors

Medics from the University of Dundee will next week embark on a road trip that will see them teach surgical skills to doctors in the most remote part of Scotland for the first time. The team from Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation (DIHS) will be working from NHS Education for Scotland’s Mobile Skills Unit which provides simulation-based training for all kinds of NHS staff across the country. DIHS will be delivering surgical courses to GPs in Shetland on 16 and 17 May. This is the first time that surgical techniques will be taught from the Mobile Skills Unit, which has primarily been used to t...

Surgical training first for rural doctors

8 May 2019

Professor Andreas Melzer named Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Andreas Melzer has been elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Academy of Medical Sciences is the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science. Fellows are been elected for their outstanding contributions to biomedical and health science, leading research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and the wider society. Andreas Melzer is Professor of Medical Technology at the University and Founding Director of the Institute for Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT), a joint venture between Dundee a...

Professor Andreas Melzer named Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences

1 May 2019

School ranked Top 5 in the UK for medicine

The University of Dundee has been ranked Top 5 in the United Kingdom for Medicine in the 2020 edition of the Complete University Guide league tables. Dundee’s wider strengths across the life and medical sciences are also recognised with the University in the UK top five for Dentistry (2nd), Anatomy (4th), Biological Sciences (4th) and Forensic Science being placed top in the UK. Professor Andrew Atherton, Principal & Vice-Chancellor of the University, said, “This is a very strong performance again in subjects where we are among the leaders not just in the UK but worldwide.” The Comple...

School ranked Top 5 in the UK for medicine