21 May 2019

Become a plant scientist for a day

Green-fingered families could become plant scientists and explore the power of plants this weekend as the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute host a free celebration of flowers and fauna at the University’s Botanic Garden. Plant Power Day 2019 takes place on Saturday 25 May between 11am and 4pm and offers budding botanists the chance to see the University Botanic Garden's beautiful collection of trees and shrubs, glasshouse greenery as well as its water and herb gardens. Visitors can also expect face painting, badge making, art workshops, and the opp...

Become a plant scientist for a day

21 May 2019

Disaster-resilient floating homes win United Nation’s Risk Award 2019

The University of Dundee has won the United Nation’s prestigious Risk Award for pioneering floating homes that allow families in developing countries to survive natural disasters while producing food, water, energy and sustainable livelihood options. The RISK Award is organised by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and sponsored by the Munich Re Foundation. PhD student Nandan Mukherjee accepted the award, and the accompanying €100,000 prize, at the Global Platform 2019 conference in Geneva. The Dundee project beat competition from more than 100 initiatives across 48 co...

Disaster-resilient floating homes win United Nation’s Risk Award 2019

21 May 2019

Can we create a world safe from drugs?

The past few years have brought about the most profound shift in the global narcotics trade for decades, according to a leading figure in international drug control efforts who will give a public lecture at the University of Dundee next month. Dr Justice Tettey, Chief of the Laboratory and Scientific Section at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), will be delivering the 2019 Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science Annual Lecture on Tuesday 18 June. ‘A World Safe From Drugs’ will see Dr Tettey explore significant developments such as the opioids crisis that is now spread...

Can we create a world safe from drugs?

20 May 2019

Laydeez do Comics. And they’re proud of it

An international organisation championing female comics creators will host its first event in Dundee, the spiritual home of the British comics industry, later this month. The newest chapter of Laydeez Do Comics (LDC) has been formed by Hailey Austin, Rachel Davis and Grace Wright, postgraduate students at the University of Dundee. The first of four events planned for 2019 will take place at Dundee Comics Creative Space on Friday 31 May and will be based on University lecturer Dr Golnar Nabizadeh's new book Representation and Memory in Graphic Novels. Laydeez Do Comics supports female-identifying comics cre...

Laydeez do Comics. And they’re proud of it

17 May 2019

Make an appointment for our Nursing Open Evening

Interested in a career in healthcare? Then a tour of the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences could be the right prescription. The University’s Kirkcaldy campus is throwing open its doors on Wednesday 22 May to give prospective students a chance to learn more about what it is like to study Nursing in the Fife town. Staff will be on hand to showcase the facilities, including lecture theatre, library, and accommodation, while basic nursing skills will also be demonstrated in site’s clinical skills classrooms. Gillian Morris, Nursing Lecturer, said, “Nursing is ...

Make an appointment for our Nursing Open Evening