6 Sep 2017

Dundee shortlisted as University of the Year in Times Higher Education Awards

The University of Dundee has been shortlisted as the `University of the Year’ for the Times Higher Education Awards 2017. The shortlisting recognises the University’s remarkable progress over the academic year 2015-16. Following a realignment of the University’s academic and professional structure, which took effect in August 2015, we have: twice been named Scottish University of the Year achieved an average rise of 20 places across the three main league tables in the UK achieved record scores in the National Student Survey, in the top ten in the UK been given a Gold Award in the Teachin...

Dundee shortlisted as University of the Year in Times Higher Education Awards

6 Sep 2017

Coastal potential to be explored

The economic, cultural, social and ecological potential of Scotland’s coastline will be examined at a conference at the University of Dundee next week. Rather than holding separate annual conferences for 2017, the Tay Estuary Forum and Forth Estuary Forum will host a joint event exploring social drivers for change along the nation’s coast, alongside current major economic and cultural developments such as the newly opened Queensferry Crossing. The one-day event, sponsored by Red Rock Power Limited, takes place at the West Park Conference Centre from 10am-4pm on Friday, 15th September. Topics to...

Coastal potential to be explored

4 Sep 2017

CURRENT Phase Three set for Shanghai

The next instalment of the biggest showcase of Scottish contemporary art to ever take place in China, led by the University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery, opens later this month. Phase Three of ‘CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland’ opens at Shanghai Himalayas Museum on Saturday, 22nd September. It comprises solo exhibitions from leading Scottish artists Bruce McLean and Ross Sinclair that illuminate how different experiences of ‘the contemporary’ are constituted in time. CURRENT comprises exhibitions and other events featuring more than 50 artists over four phases and is co-c...

CURRENT Phase Three set for Shanghai

30 Aug 2017

Semester of success for architecture student Sophie

A third-year Architecture student from the University of Dundee is up for two national awards this year following a semester of success. Sophie Curran, originally from Auchterarder, has been nominated for the Royal Institute of British Architect (RIBA) President’s Medal, which is regarded as the most prestigious international awards in architectural education and celebrates outstanding design work. Sophie has also been shortlisted for the prestigious Women in Property Awards finals in London next month. These nominations come after a semester of success at the University where she was awarded the Dun...

Semester of success for architecture student Sophie

28 Aug 2017

Transforming thinking around sustainability

Hundreds of delegates representing 50 countries will gather at the University of Dundee this week to examine how the global approach to sustainability can be transformed. ‘Transformations 2017’ is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focus on ways of bringing about rapid, significant and large-scale changes that help create a more sustainable and equitable world. Previous Transformations conferences have taken place in Oslo and Stockholm. This year’s event, which takes place at the Dalhousie Building from Wednesday, 30th August to Friday, Sept...

Transforming thinking around sustainability