23 Mar 2017

Dundee’s student experience climbs in rankings

The University of Dundee has been ranked 15th in the UK, a rise of six places, in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey. The survey asks students at 122 UK institutions to rate their experience across eight areas – academic experience, university facilities, societal experience, student welfare, accommodation, industry connections, security and students’ union. Students were also asked how likely they were to recommend their university to a friend. Dundee University Students’ Union (DUSA) was ranked top in Scotland (6th overall) while the University was ranked ...

Dundee’s student experience climbs in rankings

20 Mar 2017

The complex beauty of roots exposed

An art exhibition depicting the beauty of the roots beneath our feet, has gone on display at University of Dundee before it heads to the Scottish Parliament next month. ‘The Beauty of Roots’ aims to illustrate the importance of vegetable and tree roots to environmental sustainability and food security through the scientific work of the James Hutton Institute. The exhibition will go to the Scottish Parliament in April but in the meantime can be viewed until Thursday, 30th March at the University’s Dalhousie Building. It shows the work of world-leading soil scientists from across Scotland, ...

The complex beauty of roots exposed

20 Mar 2017

Dundee rated among world’s best places to study energy law

The University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) has been rated one of the best places in the world to study energy law. The LLM Guide, a respected online ranking which compares Master of Laws courses worldwide, placed Dundee in the top 10 of its Energy Law 2017 list. It praised the breadth of courses available at CEPMLP and noted its four decades of expertise in energy law programmes. Professor Peter Cameron, Director of CEPMLP, said, “We are delighted by this recognition, which once again shows that Dundee is a world-leading centre of energy law scho...

Dundee rated among world’s best places to study energy law

20 Mar 2017

‘Dundee to the World’ – 25th March

Three University of Dundee graduates, who have achieved great things in the worlds of broadcasting and politics, are returning to take part in the very first Drever Commemoration Lecture as part of the University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. John Suchet, Sir William Patey and Lord George Robertson will be talking about their careers on Saturday, 25th March in the Dalhousie Building. They were all students at Dundee during James Drever’s time as the University’s Principal. John Suchet is a former foreign correspondent and current Classic FM presenter. Sir William is the former British ...

‘Dundee to the World’ – 25th March

16 Mar 2017

Climate change to stretch household budgets

Disadvantaged groups need to be helped to cope with the cost pressures caused by climate change, according to a new report compiled by the University of Dundee for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The report, ‘Community Resilience to Climate Change’ warns that shocks such as extreme weather events and stresses like changes in the cost of living will interact to generate hardships for local communities. The researchers from the University’s Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) further warn that climate change will disproportionately impact upon already disadvantaged ...

Climate change to stretch household budgets