‘The Untold Story of Oor Wullie's Bucket Trail’ – 21st January

One of Scotland’s most successful ever public arts events will be relived this weekend when ‘The Untold Story of Oor Wullie's Bucket Trail’ is told at the University of Dundee. The event, taking place at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Saturday, 21st January, will celebrate last summer’s Bucket Trail, the hugely successful mass-participation event in Wullie’s hometown of Dundee. Over the course of July and August, more than 70,000 locals and visitors are estimated to have taken part in the trail. The streets of Dundee were abuzz with civic pride as enthusiasts, young ...

Skin cancer model boost for prevention and treatment

Researchers at the University of Dundee have found that skin cancers in mice can closely mirror those found in humans, offering a model that could be used to help develop new drugs and find new ways of preventing the disease. Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and is on the rise. In the 10-year period from 2001 to 2011, Scotland saw an increase of more than 50 per cent in the incidence of the disease with around 3,000 new cases now diagnosed annually. In many cases skin cancers can be removed but they are still a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in certain high-risk populatio...

Dundee one of the world’s best for international student satisfaction

The University of Dundee has been ranked 1st in Scotland, 3rd in the UK and 14th globally for overall average student satisfaction in this year’s International Student Barometer (ISB). With feedback from over 2.5 million students worldwide across all student types, levels and years of study, the ISB is the world's largest annual survey of international students. It reflects on four main aspects of the university experience for international students – Learning, Living, Support and Arrival. More than 180 institutions in dozens of countries were included in the survey, including 42 in the UK, of ...

University offers £25,000 Venture prizes to find new entrepreneurs

The University has launched a £25,000 competition to support new business ideas among students, staff and recent alumni. The Venture 2017 Competition is open for applications now, with specific categories for: Undergraduate Student Award, early stage idea (£2,500 prize fund, sponsored by University of Dundee Centre of Entrepreneurship) Undergraduate Student Award, final-year student (£5,000 prize fund, sponsored by i-design ltd.) Postgraduate Student Award (£5,000 prize fund, sponsored by Enterprise Campus) Alumni Award, for those who graduated within the last two years (£2,5...

Stephen Fry Awards for immunology researcher and street children project

Stephen Fry has praised University of Dundee academics for their efforts in communicating their research to the public and helping transform lives from Scotland to southern Africa. The University will tomorrow present the 2017 Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research during its annual Discovery Days ceremony at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill. The winner of the Public Engagement Project of the Year award is ‘Growing up on the Streets’, a project seeking to improve the lives of vulnerable and marginalised street children in Africa. Professor Jennifer Woof has bee...