15 Mar 2016

Dundee to host sports championships

Scotland’s biggest student sports competition will tomorrow take place at the University of Dundee for the fifth time in six years. The University’s Institute of Sport and Exercise will host the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Conference Cup Finals and around 400 student competitors from 12 institutions will descend upon the campus to contest 16 finals in badminton, basketball, football, hockey, rugby, netball, tennis and volleyball. Dundee will be represented by its men’s tennis team, who will compete against their counterparts from the University of Strathclyde at the campus co...

Dundee to host sports championships

14 Mar 2016

‘Explore The Universe with Lucy Hawking’ – 19th March

Youngsters are invited to take part in a cosmic treasure hunt and discover the secret key to the universe with author Lucy Hawking, daughter of the esteemed physicist Stephen Hawking, at the University of Dundee this weekend. She will be using the characters from her acclaimed books to explain science to young readers at the event, which takes place at the Bonar Hall from 11am-12noon on Saturday, 19th March. Lucy will guide the audience through the theories that feature in each of her four George stories and share some animations narrated by her father. Lucy published George's Secret Key to the Universe, a...

‘Explore The Universe with Lucy Hawking’ – 19th March

10 Mar 2016

Dundee named among Europe’s top 100 universities

The University of Dundee has been placed within Europe’s top 100 universities in the latest edition of the Times Higher Education European University Rankings. Dundee was ranked 94th in the table, which measured institutions on their teaching environment, research environment, citations (research influence), industry income and international outlook. The ranking is drawn from data used to compile the THE World University Rankings, using the same 13 performance indicators as in the overall rankings methodology. The University of Dundee performed particularly strongly in the areas of citations, where i...

Dundee named among Europe’s top 100 universities

9 Mar 2016

‘From Kabul to Raqqa: How we have gone from Afghanistan to a more dangerous world’ – 19th March

Award-winning war correspondent and author Christina Lamb will share her experiences of reporting from high-pressure conflict zones and evaluate recent military interventions when she appears at the University of Dundee later this month. She will deliver the latest instalment of the Saturday Evening Lecture Series (SELS) at the Dalhousie Building on Saturday, 19th March. She will also discuss and read from her latest book, ‘Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World’ at the event.  Christina Lamb’s despatches from Peshawar as the Afghan mujahedeen fought the Russians ...

‘From Kabul to Raqqa: How we have gone from Afghanistan to a more dangerous world’ – 19th March

9 Mar 2016

Legendary artist to launch new course in comics and graphic novels

Cam Kennedy, the legendary Judge Dredd and Star Wars artist, will tomorrow help launch a new postgraduate programme for aspiring comics artists, writers and scholars at the University of Dundee. The new MLitt/MDes Comics and Graphic Novels course will be officially unveiled at a series of workshops at Dundee Comics Creative Space (DCCS) on Thursday, 10th March. The workshops will be led by Cam, one of Scotland’s greatest ever comics artists, who will pass on the wisdom of his experience to students and schoolchildren. Thanks to the internet, big-screen adaptations and a growing recognition of their a...

Legendary artist to launch new course in comics and graphic novels