10 Sep 2019

Dundee welcomes 3000 new students – and a new Rector

The University has welcomed more than 3000 new students to the city this week and installed broadcaster Jim Spence as its new Rector. Students from all over the world have come to Dundee for the start of the new academic year – with around 150 different nationalities are represented on campus. They arrive in one of the best places in the United Kingdom to be a student, with Dundee ranked 4th in the recent National Student Survey and 6th globally for overall average satisfaction in the International Student Barometer. The new students were welcomed to the city at a gathering in the Cair...

Dundee welcomes 3000 new students – and a new Rector

9 Sep 2019

Family events feature heavily in Festival

This year’s Festival of the Future will offer children the chance to design their own comics, discover the wonder of numbers and go on an odyssey to Mars among other treats. Best-selling authors, theatre groups, leading academics and local creative professionals will lead the family-focused events taking place as part of the University of Dundee’s flagship celebration of art, culture and science from Wednesday 16 to Sunday 20 October. Each day of the programme will feature events aimed at children and families, including an appearance from legendary TV presenter Johnny Ball, who has championed ...

Family events feature heavily in Festival

9 Sep 2019

Blood test to aid better detection of lung cancer

  Scotland has one of the highest rates of lung cancer in the world – 2,592 men and 2,739 women were diagnosed with lung cancer in Scotland in 2017. In that year, 4,069 people with lung cancer in Scotland died. In the UK, survival from lung cancer is poor with less than 9% of patients still alive at five years after diagnosis, due primarily to the late stage of presentation. In around 80% of cases the cancer has spread beyond the lungs by the time it is diagnosed. If the disease is diagnosed in the early stages cure rates can be 60-70%. The Early Detection of Cancer of the Lung Scotland (ECLS)...

Blood test to aid better detection of lung cancer

5 Sep 2019

Dundee shortlisted for Times Higher Education Awards 2019

The University of Dundee has been shortlisted in two categories of this year’s Times Higher Education Awards, highlighting work in bringing V&A Dundee to reality and providing pioneering floating homes to withstand natural disasters. The Times Higher Awards, now in their 15th year and often referred to as the `Oscars of higher education’, shine a spotlight on the exceptional achievements of individuals, teams and institutions working in the higher education sector. Dundee is shortlisted for Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community, jointly with Abertay University, for both universiti...

Dundee shortlisted for Times Higher Education Awards 2019

4 Sep 2019

Juventus coaches to help football's future stars

Coaches from one of the world’s biggest football clubs will help youngsters play the ‘Juventus Way’ as part of a training camp to be hosted at the University of Dundee. Staff from the Italian champions will pass on the secrets of stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo to up to 90 boys and girls at the University’s Riverside Playing Fields. Taking place from October 7-11, the week-long camp will put young players through their paces, using University facilities to help them shoot, pass and dribble like some of the game’s brightest stars. Paul McPate, Interim Co-Director of the Univers...

Juventus coaches to help football's future stars