9 Nov 2015

‘Flourishing Communities and Productive Seas’ – Tuesday, 10th November

The first of three workshops to discuss how to involve communities in decisions about marine and coastal planning is being held in Dundee tomorrow. The ‘Flourishing Communities and Productive Seas’ event, organised by the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, brings together a range of different disciplines, policy-makers and stakeholders to discuss what has been called ‘blue growth’. It takes place at Discovery Point from 9.30am-4.30pm. International experts will discuss how to navigate the complex legal and regulatory systems governing the marine environment and which has been de...

‘Flourishing Communities and Productive Seas’ – Tuesday, 10th November

5 Nov 2015

‘Space, Planets and Solar Systems’ – Café Science on 9th November

Dr Soko Matsumura will explain how the planets in our solar system have shifted position since its formation and what the implications of this changing picture are at the next Café Science event in Dundee. Dr Matsumura, a theoretical astrophysicist at the University of Dundee, will deliver the talk, entitled ‘Space, Planets and Solar Systems’ at Avery & Co, South Tay Street, on Monday, 9th November. She said, “Until recently, the configuration of the planets in our Solar System was considered to be similar to that during its formation. This ‘quiet’ picture of the So...

‘Space, Planets and Solar Systems’ – Café Science on 9th November

4 Nov 2015

World Town Planning Day celebrated in Dundee

The University of Dundee is celebrating World Town Planning Day with colleagues from around the world. The event has been organised by Town and Regional Planning staff from the University, who will take part in the virtual online conference along with delegates from prestigious regional and international organisations. They will discussing topics related to Housing Regeneration: Strengthening Communities, the theme of this year’s World Town Planning Day. In the context of increasing urbanisation and economic inequity, housing pressures takes on unprecedented importance across the globe. The level of ...

World Town Planning Day celebrated in Dundee

3 Nov 2015

Margaret Harris Lecture on Religion 2015: ‘Veils, Values and Voices- Religion and the Public Space’

Islam, and its position within western societies, will be examined at a public lecture at the University of Dundee next week. Professor Mona Siddiqui will deliver the Margaret Harris Lecture on Religion 2015, entitled ‘Veils, Values and Voices – Religion and the Public Space’, at the University’s Dalhousie Building on Wednesday, 11th November. Professor Mona Siddiqui is internationally renowned as a public intellectual and media commentator and has been awarded an OBE for her contribution to interfaith services. She has spoken on religion and politics at the World Economic Forum in ...

Margaret Harris Lecture on Religion 2015: ‘Veils, Values and Voices- Religion and the Public Space’

30 Oct 2015

Researchers make technological breakthrough against potato cyst nematode

A new study by UK scientists has the potential to deal with roundworm infestation that costs the UK agricultural industry £50million a year. Potato cyst nematodes (PCN) are a significant threat to the UK fresh and processing potato markets, but the new study takes science a step closer towards managing the PCN problem by mapping different population “types” at scales from whole landscapes to areas within a field with unprecedented accuracy. Two species of PCN, G. rostochiensis and G. pallida,are responsible for most PCN-related losses in temperate potato growing regions. While the former ...

Researchers make technological breakthrough against potato cyst nematode