15 Jan 2016

Great War Dundee wins 2016 Stephen Fry Award

The Great War Dundee (GWD) Commemorative Project has won the Stephen Fry Award for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research 2016. University of Dundee historians Dr Billy Kenefick and Dr Derek Patrick co-founded the GWD project and, alongside partner groups, are coordinating the city-wide approach to commemorate the conflict. Their research has led to startling discoveries about Dundee’s contribution to the war effort as well as a greater understanding of the conflict’s impact and legacy in the city. Through various initiatives and events, Dr Kenefick, Dr Derek Patrick and their colleagues...

Great War Dundee wins 2016 Stephen Fry Award

14 Jan 2016

University set to benefit from IOMet Pharma deal

The University of Dundee is set to benefit after a specialist Scottish drug discovery firm it helped to grow was bought out in a multi-million pound £280 million deal. Researchers at the University worked with Edinburgh-based IOmet Pharma to develop IDO and TDO inhibitors – rate-limiting enzymes that are key targets for the global pharmaceutical industry in the field of cancer immunotherapy. The New Jersey-based global health care group Merck has announced it had acquired IOmet and its clinical pipeline through its MSD subsidiary. As the deal went through, IOmet chief executive Dr Alan Wise pai...

University set to benefit from IOMet Pharma deal

13 Jan 2016

Dundee named among world’s `most international’ universities

The University of Dundee has been named among the world’s `most international’ universities in a new global list compiled by the leading higher education journal, Times Higher Education. Dundee is placed at 123rd in the Top 200 of the rankings. The University was also recently placed in the Top 200 of Times Higher Education’s (THE) latest overall World University Rankings. To compile the new table, THE examined the diversity of a university’s student body and the extent to which its academics collaborate with international colleagues, to give a picture of how global an institution r...

Dundee named among world’s `most international’ universities

11 Jan 2016

Fiona’s tablet tally rises to £53,000 for breast cancer research

Sweet-toothed Taysiders and Fifers have boosted the fantastic fundraising efforts of a Dundee woman through sales of her homemade tablet – with over £53,000 raised for breast cancer research. Mrs Fiona Edwards has been fundraising since 2003 by selling her homemade tablet at running events and through friends and family around Tayside and Fife. Over the course of 2015 she raised £5200 and will present a cheque to Professor Andrew Evans at the University of Dundee Medical School on Monday January 11th. “This year has been a little harder as I think that people are becoming more `suga...

Fiona’s tablet tally rises to £53,000 for breast cancer research

11 Jan 2016

‘ALL SYSTEMS… go’ – new exhibition explores how systems wield and maintain power

An exhibition that draws attention to the inner workings of the world’s systems of power will open at the University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery later this month. ‘ALL SYSTEMS… go’ is a group exhibition featuring moving image works by leading international artists Liam Gillick & Anton Vidokle, esteemed film-maker Miranda Pennell and emerging artist Dominic Watson. A preview evening will be held on Thursday, 22nd January when a new performance conceived by Gillick & Vidokle will be premiered. The exhibition will run until late February. The artists featuring in ‘A...

‘ALL SYSTEMS… go’ – new exhibition explores how systems wield and maintain power