22 Feb 2016

Exhibition celebrates more than a century of transforming lives through education and social work

An exhibition celebrating 110 years of education and social work training will open at the University of Dundee this week. ‘Transforming lives through Education and Social Work: More than a Century of Making a Difference’ opens at the University’s Tower Foyer Gallery on Friday, 26th February. Images, artefacts and other information from the early days of Dundee Training College right through to today and the University’s School of Education & Social Work feature in the exhibition. The successes of degree and diploma programmes and the role Dundee has played in shaping the educat...

Exhibition celebrates more than a century of transforming lives through education and social work

22 Feb 2016

‘International Crime’ – Saturday Evening Lecture on 5th March

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court will visit the University of Dundee next month to discuss the importance of scientific evidence in high-profile trials. Fatou Bensouda, who leads the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICC in The Hague, is one of four highly successful and inspirational women leading the next instalment of the Saturday Evening Lecture Series (SELS) at the University of Dundee. Her office investigates and prosecutes cases of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.  She will be in conversation with Dorothy Bain QC to discuss the use of scientific and other ...

‘International Crime’ – Saturday Evening Lecture on 5th March

19 Feb 2016

Dundee has 48 hours to change the world

What would you do if you only had 48 hours to change the world? That’s a question designers from Dundee will be grappling with when they get together with people from all walks of life to try and solve serious issues affecting the world at this year’s Global Service Jam. The Dundee Service Jam, led by staff and students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University of Dundee, takes place at the Vision Building, Greenmarket, from 5pm on Friday, 26th February. Via live video links and social media, the Dundee participants will connect with Jammers from Cairo to Califo...

Dundee has 48 hours to change the world

17 Feb 2016

Last chance to enter 2016 Dundee International Book Prize

Aspiring authors dreaming of becoming the next literary sensation have just days to prove their unpublished masterpiece is worthy of winning £5,000 and a coveted publishing deal. Hundreds of writers from around the globe have already entered the 2016 Dundee International Book Prize and any scribes who have not yet done so have until the end of Friday, 19th February to submit their novel for consideration. In addition to the cash prize and publishing contract with Freight Books, this year’s winner will also receive a week of protected writing time and mentorship in Dundee. All entries will be re...

Last chance to enter 2016 Dundee International Book Prize

17 Feb 2016

Sustainability under the spotlight at symposium

Work carried out at the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute aiming to tackle environmental challenges will be explored at a conference next week. The University’s Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) will hold its annual symposium at the West Park Conference Centre on Wednesday, 24th February. CECHR is a partnership between the University and the Hutton Institute, providing a hub for interdisciplinary research addressing how societies can increase resilience to environmental change and promote sustainable futures. Dundee and Hutton researchers and collaborators...

Sustainability under the spotlight at symposium