23 Feb 2018

Award success for University projects

Two University of Dundee projects have taken top spots at this year’s Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. A project between Moock Environmental Solutions Ltd and the University to recycle print toner powder for new industry uses placed top in the Social and Environmental Award category. Meanwhile, a project at the European Lead Factory, led by scientists at the University’s School of Life Sciences, won the Multiparty Collaboration Award. Dr Moray Newlands, who worked on the project with Moock Environmental Solutions said, “We are delighted to win a place amongst the best of the best and w...

Award success for University projects

22 Feb 2018

Ingela Ihrman: We Thrive – new exhibition at Cooper Gallery

Hogweed, intestines, a giant otter giving birth and a toad doing gymnastics will all feature when the first UK solo exhibition of Swedish artist Ingela Ihrman opens at the University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery next month. ‘We Thrive’ will launch with a preview evening and performance by the artist on Thursday 8 March. It opens to the public the next day and runs until mid-April. Ingela Ihrman’s work explores our complex and problematic relationship with invasive species and the anthropomorphising of the animal kingdom. Drawing upon poetic absurdism and using craft and amateur theatr...

Ingela Ihrman: We Thrive – new exhibition at Cooper Gallery

22 Feb 2018

Study uncovers literacy challenge among teenagers due to lack of reading focus in secondary school

Reading habits of 29,524 Scottish young people analysed Secondary school pupils still lag behind primary in reading in relative terms David Walliams and Jeff Kinney among Scotland’s most-read authors, while Roald Dahl’s classics retain their popularity   A UK-wide study of children’s reading habits has found that Scottish secondary school pupils, like their peers in other countries, are not reading challenging enough books. The What Kids are Reading Report, analysed by the University of Dundee’s Professor Keith Topping, was written using data compiled by literacy and assessme...

Study uncovers literacy challenge among teenagers due to lack of reading focus in secondary school

21 Feb 2018

Aerial photos reveal alpine climate change

New photographs from a researcher at the University of Dundee have revealed a huge reduction of glacier ice in the Alps, putting into stark focus the effect of climate change in the region. Kieran Baxter from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) took the photos in mid-air, from the exact elevation that 20th century balloonist Eduard Spelterini took his famous alpine photographs in 1909. This has allowed a direct visual comparison of the landscape now and then, and documents the effects of a century of climate change on the Mer de Glace glacier in France. Using mo...

Aerial photos reveal alpine climate change

20 Feb 2018

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell appointed Chancellor of the University of Dundee

The University of Dundee has appointed Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell as its new Chancellor. The role of Chancellor is the most senior in the University and involves acting as its ceremonial head, presiding over Academic Ceremonies and acting as President of the Graduates’ Association. Dame Jocelyn is an astrophysicist, best known for her discovery of ‘pulsars’ — rotating neutron stars that appear to pulse as the radio beam they emit sweeps repeatedly across the Earth. Her observation, made together with her supervisor, Antony Hewish, is considered to be one of the greatest astronomical ...

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell appointed Chancellor of the University of Dundee