4 Jun 2018

V&A Dundee architect among honorary graduates

The University of Dundee will award honorary degrees to ten people – six of them alumni of the University – at summer Graduation in June. Kengo Kuma, architect of V&A Dundee, Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody, and the University’s former Chancellor Lord Naren Patel are among those who will be honoured at the ceremonies in the Caird Hall, where they will be joined by thousands of new graduates. Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, said, “Our honorary graduates are all inspirational figures who have made great impact in their fields, from fou...

V&A Dundee architect among honorary graduates

4 Jun 2018

Diabetes drug could help millions with heart and circulatory disease

New research from the University of Dundee has found that metformin – a cheap drug routinely used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes – could help millions of people living with heart and circulatory disease in the UK.   Two studies involving the drug, led by researchers at the University of Dundee and presented today at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference in Manchester, have provided promising results for patients with high blood pressure-induced heart damage and a condition called aortic stenosis, which causes heart failure. The MET-REMODEL trial, which was funded b...

Diabetes drug could help millions with heart and circulatory disease

31 May 2018

Dundee and CSM Academy launch Singapore nursing partnership

The University of Dundee has established a new partnership in Singapore with CSM Academy International which will see degree-level education provided for hundreds of Singaporean registered nurses every year. The University will provide a combination of in-country and online education for nurses looking to `top-up’ their diploma to degree qualification. Professor Lynn Kilbride, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Dundee, said, “This is a collaboration that broadens our international activity and provides the benefits of degree education from a nursing school at a world top 200 u...

Dundee and CSM Academy launch Singapore nursing partnership

31 May 2018

Scientists take on Cateran trail for charity

Scientists from the University of Dundee will swap lab coats for hiking boots this week as they take on one of Scotland’s greatest wildlife trails for charity. A team of four scientists from the University’s School of Life Sciences, hope to finish the 52-mile Cateran Trail within just five days as they aim to raise funds for Cats Protection and Re-Act Scotland. The team which includes Susan Farrell, Lauren Webster and Desiree Zeller, will be led by Irene Hallyburton, an experienced hill-walker and Malaria biologist based at the University’s Drug Discovery Unit. She said, “Last year ...

Scientists take on Cateran trail for charity

30 May 2018

‘Daily Mile’ round campus aims to improve staff health

University of Dundee staff are being encouraged to step away from their desks, slip on suitable footwear and ramble round their beautiful campus as part of a new initiative to improve health and wellbeing. Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, will lead staff members on a walk to launch the Daily Mile scheme tomorrow lunchtime. The initiative aims to promote the many benefits of walking to members of the University community and inspire them to build physical activity into their day-to-day routine. The inaugural Daily Mile walks take place at any time between 12noon an...

‘Daily Mile’ round campus aims to improve staff health