23 Sep 2019

£5.5 million award to train brightest and best

The University of Dundee has been awarded almost £5.5 million under a new initiative that combines scientific excellence with a commitment to providing the best possible training environment for PhD students. Dundee is among 15 UK institutions to share in Wellcome’s £127 million PhD Programme in Science. Over the next five years, 25 students will be recruited to the University’s world-leading School of Life Sciences and participate in multidisciplinary research in Cellular Regulation, Protein Modification, Infection and Immunity, and Drug Discovery and Translation. The flexible PhD ...

£5.5 million award to train brightest and best

23 Sep 2019

St Andrews and Dundee students face off for Varsity

Elite athletes from two of Scotland’s top universities will serve up a show of sporting excellence this week as they go head-to-head in a new Varsity between the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews. The inaugural inter-university event, which takes place on Wednesday 25th September, will see more than 20 sports clubs taking part, including Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Fencing, Futsal, Shinty, Lacrosse, Tennis, Triathlon and Volleyball among others. Whilst the rivalry is very much of the friendly kind, competition for bragging rights is sure to be fierce as the two Universities have not competed ...

St Andrews and Dundee students face off for Varsity

20 Sep 2019

Sky’s the limit for soil expert

An expert in soil mechanics at the University of Dundee is ploughing a furrow of success after receiving a major international honour. Dr Matteo Ciantia, from the University’s School of Science and Engineering, has been named as the recipient of this year’s Bright Spark award by the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). The honour, presented to distinguished young members of the society, has allowed 33-year-old Dr Ciantia to present his work at the European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Reykjavik. “The ISSMGE is one ...

Sky’s the limit for soil expert

20 Sep 2019

University of the Year for Student Experience

The University of Dundee has been named University of the Year for Student Experience by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. The title confirms that Dundee is one of the best places in the United Kingdom to be a student. It follows the University being placed 4th in the UK for overall satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey, while Dundee was also named the Best Place to Live in Scotland by the Sunday Times earlier this year. Josh Connor, President of Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA), said, “This award won’t be surprising for anyone who studies at t...

University of the Year for Student Experience

19 Sep 2019

Dance, drama, disco and Dundee

Dance, drama and disco are among the attractions awaiting visitors to the University of Dundee’s Festival of the Future next month. This year’s Festival has grown beyond its base at Bonar Hall to include collaborations at V&A Dundee, Dundee Rep Theatre and Dundee Contemporary Arts. Comedy clubs, exclusive film screenings and music and lunchtime concerts are among the other arts events taking place from Wednesday 16 to Sunday 20 October. Best-selling authors Christopher Brookmyre, Doug Johnstone, Mark Billingham, Stuart Neville and Luca Veste – who are used to dishing up blood and gore...

Dance, drama, disco and Dundee