4 Apr 2019

Professor Blair Grubb appointed Vice-Principal (Education)

The University of Dundee has appointed Professor Blair Grubb as its new Vice-Principal (Education). Professor Grubb will join the University in August. He is currently Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) for the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool, a position he has held since March 2015. A highly experienced Life Sciences academic and leader, Professor Grubb worked closely with undergraduates and postgraduates across his Faculty to improve student experience and engagement at Liverpool. Key achievements during this time include leading a team to reinvent the Psycholo...

Professor Blair Grubb appointed Vice-Principal (Education)

4 Apr 2019

OPEC Secretary General to address Dundee Energy Forum

The head of OPEC will make a rare UK address when he appears at a major conference to be hosted by the University of Dundee. Mohammad Barkindo, Secretary General of the organisation that represents some of the world’s largest oil producing nations, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at this year’s Dundee Energy Forum. The event will focus on the future of international energy cooperation, and Mr Barkindo has accepted the University’s invitation to open the two-day conference on June 10. Professor Peter Cameron, Director of the University’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Miner...

OPEC Secretary General to address Dundee Energy Forum

3 Apr 2019

Dundee among world’s best for impact on society

The University of Dundee has been rated 20th in the world for its impact in a new global ranking. The Times Higher Education University (THE) Impact Rankings recognise that the role of universities extends beyond research and teaching to a third mission revolving around engagement, knowledge transfer and innovation for societal good. These rankings measure the global higher education sector’s success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dundee was ranked 20th in the inaugural survey. The University was placed 3rd in the world for SDG 12 – Responsible Con...

Dundee among world’s best for impact on society

1 Apr 2019

Campaigner hopes to open eyes to ‘plastic blindness’

Public apathy towards plastic pollution threatens to irretrievably harm the world’s oceans, the head of an environmental charity has said. Jo Ruxton, co-founder of Plastic Oceans UK, will be discussing her organisation’s continuing efforts to clean up the world’s waters when she speaks at the University of Dundee’s Saturday Series on 13 April. Claiming that reactionary efforts to tackle plastic pollution are outdated, the former BBC producer believes that education is critical to changing the global approach to plastic consumption. She said, “We must focus our efforts on educa...

Campaigner hopes to open eyes to ‘plastic blindness’

1 Apr 2019

“Nobody saw this coming”: Historic breakthrough made at University

A world first - University of Dundee scientists develop ‘InvisiPill’, a capsule that can make humans temporarily invisible Effect lasts for up to 80 seconds in early trials Further research to continue at the University’s renowned School of Life Sciences Science fiction has become science fact after researchers at the University of Dundee made a historic breakthrough in the quest to make humans invisible. The discovery – dubbed ‘InvisiPill’ – has been made by scientists at the University’s esteemed School of Life Sciences, who have created a small capsule t...

“Nobody saw this coming”: Historic breakthrough made at University