15 Oct 2018

Drugs, feminism and the future of Dundee up for debate at Festival

Image credit: Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead 2010-11. Courtesy of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts in collaboration with Artangel.   Some of the most pressing issues of our time will up for discussion in front of live audiences at the University of Dundee’s Festival of the Future later this week. A five-day series of daily debates, discussing topics including the rise in drug-related deaths, feminism in 2018 and how to make Dundee a more liveable city, will take place from Wednesday 17 to Sunday 21 October. The debates are aimed at getting the city talking about its future, accord...

Drugs, feminism and the future of Dundee up for debate at Festival

15 Oct 2018

5G study raises security concerns for next generation of mobile communication

The next generation of mobile communication needs a security boost if it is to offer customers a safe and reliable service, according to a study by a team of international researchers including a University of Dundee academic. Two-thirds of the world’s population use smartphones on a daily basis, connected across the planet by the mobile network via their SIM cards. For mobile providers, the business is worth billions. But it has also proved a fertile hunting ground for criminals who have been able to access the communication between a device and a network in order to interce...

5G study raises security concerns for next generation of mobile communication

12 Oct 2018

Student catalogues treasure trove of comics

An American student was delighted to find rare comics, some dating back to the 1800s, amongst thousands of comics she catalogued at the University of Dundee. Hailey Austin says she has found comic gems including Punch magazine, first issues of rare DC and Marvel comics, as well as drafts and proofs of early DC Thomson comics amongst the materials donated to the University’s Archives. Hailey, a 24-year-old PhD student from Colorado, said that the mammoth task of cataloguing the majority of the collections took over three months but she would happily do it all over again because of the value these...

Student catalogues treasure trove of comics

11 Oct 2018

Inspirational changemakers to share experiences at Festival

Some of the country’s most inspirational young people will share their experiences of driving change in society at the University of Dundee’s Festival of the Future next week. ‘Making the Difference - Young changemakers’ takes place at Bonar Hall from 3pm on Friday 19 October and will see Chelsea Cameron, Alex Muir and Kirsty Stevens tell their stories about overcoming adversity, raising awareness and influencing changes to policy and perceptions. The event will be chaired by comedian and presenter Fred MacAulay, a Dundee graduate and former University Rector. Festival Manager Anna ...

Inspirational changemakers to share experiences at Festival

11 Oct 2018

Experts call for a Commissioner for Ageing

Health experts from across the UK, including researchers at the University of Dundee, have called for a Commissioner for Ageing in England and Scotland. A new report led by researchers at the Universities of Dundee, Heriot-Watt and Stirling has found that the UK housing sector is still not ready for ageing, but said there was evidence of real support and political buy-in for ongoing and future solutions. The report, Housing and Ageing: Linking Strategy to future delivery for Scotland, Wales and England 2030, recommended that housing should play a central role in the provision of services for older people. ...

Experts call for a Commissioner for Ageing