2 Oct 2015

ISAM 2015, the world’s major Congress on Addiction Medicine, to get underway in Dundee

The world’s major scientific conference on addiction medicine will open in Dundee next week. The 17th International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) Congress, hosted by the University of Dundee, takes place at the Caird Hall from Monday 5th October to Thursday 8th October. Hundreds of leading experts from around the globe, including representatives from the World Health Organisation, US National Institute on Drug Abuse, US National Institute of Alcohol and Alcoholism, United Nations and the European Monitoring Centre for Drug and Drug Abuse are taking part. Addiction, and the healthcare challenge...

ISAM 2015, the world’s major Congress on Addiction Medicine, to get underway in Dundee

2 Oct 2015

University showcase for South African delegation

A delegation from South Africa is today visiting the University of Dundee as part of a week-long tour exploring how the Scottish higher education sector can act as a model for the development of their own universities. The group of 16 Deputy Vice-Chancellors from South African universities are receiving a guided tour of teaching and learning facilities at the main campus and at the School of Medicine at Ninewells Hospital. The South African HE sector has embarked on a student retention improvement project, modelled on the enhancement-led approach in Scotland. Quality Assurance Agency Scotland is hosting th...

University showcase for South African delegation

1 Oct 2015

Gender equality commitment earns Athena SWAN awards

The University of Dundee’s work in advancing gender equality across the institution has been recognised with two more Athena SWAN Bronze awards. These Athena SWAN awards recognise commitment and success in developing practices to support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in academia. The University has been awarded two Bronze awards for its work in Engineering, Physics and Mathematics and in Computing. This brings the total number of Athena SWAN department awards to five, with previous honours going to Life Sciences; Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing...

1 Oct 2015

‘Childhood, Youth and Poverty on the Streets of Africa’ – Dundee Arts Café on 6th October

Researchers from the Universities of Dundee and Manchester will relate the experiences of African street children at the next Dundee Arts Café event. Dundee’s Dr Lorraine van Blerk and Dr Wayne Shand, of Manchester, will explore what life is like for young people growing up on the streets of some of Africa’s poorest cities when they discuss the results of an innovative research project in Ghana, Zimbabwe, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. ‘Childhood, Youth and Poverty on the Streets of Africa’ takes place at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum at 6pm on Tue...

‘Childhood, Youth and Poverty on the Streets of Africa’ – Dundee Arts Café on 6th October

30 Sep 2015

Dundee named among the world’s top 200 universities

The University of Dundee has been ranked as one of the world’s top 200 universities, just weeks after being named as Scottish University of the Year. Dundee was ranked 185th in the latest edition of Times Higher Education's World University Rankings, putting it in 31st place among UK institutions. The league table uses 13 measures of performance, grouped into teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income, and the University’s performance has improved on last year in every measure. This year’s assessment noted particularly strong showings in international outlook...