3 Jul 2015

Community policing to be investigated after prestigious grant award

Researchers at the University of Dundee and Edinburgh Napier University have shared in 4.6million Euros funding to investigate best practice in community policing across the EU. Dr Megan O’Neill, from Dundee, and Edinburgh Napier’s Dr Liz Aston have been awarded 285,000 Euros to carry out work as part of the ‘Unity’ consortium looking at how to strengthen cooperation between law enforcement agencies and citizens via digital technology. The funding for Unity comes from Horizon 2020, the largest ever EU Research and Innovation programme. The project is examining community policing in ...

Community policing to be investigated after prestigious grant award

3 Jul 2015

Notions of ‘thingness’ to be explored during Cooper Gallery’s summer residency

Art and philosophy will come together to consider the concept of ‘thingness’ at this year’s Summer Residency at the University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery. Artists Oliver Braid and Anouchka Oler and philosopher Jospeh Fletcher will take up residence at the gallery in Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design from Monday 6th to Friday 31st July. Glasgow-based Braid and Lyon-based Oler both investigate ‘Object-Oriented Ontology’ in their practice and each will consider this philosophical phenomenon during their stay. Joining them will be Edinburgh based philosopher Jo...

Notions of ‘thingness’ to be explored during Cooper Gallery’s summer residency

3 Jul 2015

Kirsty Gunn wins major short story award

Kirsty Gunn, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Dundee, has won the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2015 for her collection ‘Infidelities’. Professor Gunn was one of six authors shortlisted for the prize, which was presented at a ceremony in London last night.  Her collection includes stories about love, marriage, and beyond, and was praised by judges for its haunting imagery and the beauty of its style. Now in its ninth year, the Edge Hill Prize is the only UK award that recognises excellence in a published collection of short stories and sees established names compete with re...

Kirsty Gunn wins major short story award

3 Jul 2015

Dundee sets high mark for graduate employment

The latest employability data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency shows that almost 95 per cent of graduates from the University of Dundee are in employment or further study in the year following their graduation. The figures released by HESA record graduate destinations for those who completed their studies in 2014. The figures for the University of Dundee have risen from 92.7 per cent to 94.8 per cent. “This is very encouraging news, especially for all of our students who have just celebrated their graduation and can see that a degree from Dundee is a strong path to a career,” said Pr...

1 Jul 2015

Professor Chris Whatley receives OBE

Chris Whatley, Professor of Scottish History and former Vice-Principal of the University of Dundee, today received an OBE at a ceremony at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Professor Whatley was awarded the OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for his services to Scottish history education. “I am delighted and it is great news for the University as well,” said Professor Whatley on the announcement of the OBE. He has been Professor of Scottish History at the University since 1997 and was Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts and Social Sciences until last year. He headed the...