21 Jan 2019

University’s coloured concrete set to make world greener

Would the Sydney Opera House be considered as timeless if it was turquoise, or the vast wall of the Hoover Dam as robust in red? Would Rome’s Pantheon still be regarded as resplendent if its iconic dome had been completed in pink? Concrete structures have long been able to astonish, but their future could be brighter still thanks to a team from the University of Dundee. Using toner powder recovered from old printer cartridges, a team from the University’s School of Science and Engineering say they are able to replicate colours within cement pastes and concretes in a move that could transform th...

University’s coloured concrete set to make world greener

18 Jan 2019

Taking a bite out of bad dental habits

University of Dundee students helped local primary school pupils to brush up on their dental health on Friday. Toothy Tigers, a student-led educational initiative from the University’s School of Dentistry, visited St Paul’s RC Academy to highlight the importance of good oral health to around 200 P7 pupils from local cluster schools. The team of eight dental students demonstrated to pupils how to look after their teeth, showing them how to brush correctly and highlighting how sugary snacks and drinks can take a bite out of their pearly whites. Professor Peter Mossey from the School of Dentistry ...

Taking a bite out of bad dental habits

16 Jan 2019

Businesses urged to support creative talent

The University of Dundee is once again inviting businesses to support some of the UK’s top young artists, designers and architects as they prepare for the biggest event of their careers to date. The ‘Friends of the Show’ scheme helps ensure the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show provides the best possible platform for graduating students. Packages range from £250-£1000 and come with a range of opportunities for Friends. The Degree Show is one of the highlights of Dundee’s cultural calendar, attracting around 15,000 visitors ann...

Businesses urged to support creative talent

14 Jan 2019

Tablet towers over Ben Nevis + 2 x Shard to raise cancer research funds

If the UK’s tallest building was built on top of its tallest mountain then the resulting structure would still be dwarfed by a ‘tower of tablet’ that has raised more than £75,000 for breast cancer research at the University of Dundee. Fiona Edwards has been selling her homemade tablet at running events and through friends and family around Tayside and Fife since 2003 to support researchers at the University. In 2018, she raised over £7,400, bringing her total to £75,490. Fiona will hand over a cheque for the money raised last year at the Clinical Research Centre, Ninewel...

Tablet towers over Ben Nevis + 2 x Shard to raise cancer research funds

11 Jan 2019

Former rector hails Dundee academics

University of Dundee academics whose ground-breaking work transform lives around the world have been hailed by former Rector Stephen Fry. The actor, broadcaster, comedian and writer praised the winners of this year’s Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research at a presentation ceremony at the University on Friday. Designed to celebrate the sharing of the world-class research carried out at Dundee, the accolades highlight the project and individual deemed to have made the greatest contribution to public engagement over the past year. The winner of the Public Engagement Projec...

Former rector hails Dundee academics