21 Feb 2019

Apprentice star to inspire entrepreneurs of tomorrow

He may be best known for grilling candidates on TV’s The Apprentice, but one of the country’s top businessmen says that he is “thrilled” to be giving a lecture at the University of Dundee. Mike Soutar, who has interrogated potential employees and business partners on behalf of Lord Sugar for the past eight years, will return to his home city to address students, graduates and the wider public as part of the University’s Entrepreneurship Week. The co-founder of Shortlist Media will deliver the third annual Public Lecture in Entrepreneurship on Wednesday 27 February as part of t...

Apprentice star to inspire entrepreneurs of tomorrow

21 Feb 2019

Simulation honour for pioneering Professor

Ronald Harden, Emeritus Professor of Medical Education at the University of Dundee, has been awarded a prestigious international prize recognising his contribution to healthcare. Professor Harden received the Pioneer in Simulation award at a meeting of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in San Antonio, Texas. The Society is the leading international body concerned with simulation and the Pioneer accolade is the highest honour it awards. Simulation, well established in the airline industry, has been used increasingly in the education of healthcare professionals to ensure that they have the neces...

Simulation honour for pioneering Professor

20 Feb 2019

Takeda collaboration to boost Alzheimer's fight

The University of Dundee’s Drug Discovery Unit has announced a partnership with Takeda, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, to develop possible new therapeutic treatments for tau pathology, an underlying feature in several forms of neurodegeneration including Alzheimer’s disease. Tau pathology occurs when the normal cellular protein, tau, misfolds and forms insoluble fibrils. It is found in the brains of sufferers of more than 20 different neurodegenerative diseases, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. Tau pathy is increasingly thought to be an important driver of d...

Takeda collaboration to boost Alzheimer's fight

20 Feb 2019

Ace weekend on the cards for volleyball alumni

The University of Dundee’s campus will experience a spike in visitors this weekend when a special anniversary celebration is served up for former members of its volleyball club now scattered across three continents. More than 60 alumni will return to their alma mater to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary. A series of challenge matches featuring alumni and current members of the club will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 23 February before a meal, reception and ceilidh are held at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) that evening. The volleyball club was one of the foun...

Ace weekend on the cards for volleyball alumni

19 Feb 2019

‘Gamification’ to help develop tools to assist in hearing access

University of Dundee researchers are to explore how techniques used in board games can be used to help people with hearing difficulties participate in group environments. ‘Gamification’ describes the application of typical elements of game playing to other areas of activity. Researchers from the University’s Computing department will work with social enterprise company Ideas for Ears to investigate hearing access issues present within group conversation environments and how gamification may help address these. Eleven million people in the UK have some form of hearing loss and every person...

‘Gamification’ to help develop tools to assist in hearing access