26 May 2015

Dundee on the rise in Guardian league tables

The University of Dundee is among the fastest risers in the 2016 Guardian University Rankings, released today. Dundee is placed 38th in this year’s rankings, up nine places from 47th last year. The ranking reflects strong student satisfaction scores at the University, which has been consistently rated as offering the best student experience in Scotland. The University was in the top ten in the UK in Medicine (4th), Dentistry (7th), Mechanical Engineering (7th), Fashion & Textiles (7th) and Mathematics (8th) and top 20 in several subject areas including Design & Crafts (11th), Education (11th)...

25 May 2015

How medicine and other drugs changed the face of Asia

The ways in which drugs, medical, spiritual, psychoactive and recreational, impacted on the development of Asia will be explored at a University of Dundee conference this week. ‘Monitoring Markets: Medical Substances in South Asia’ takes place at Dundee Contemporary Arts on Wednesday, 27th and Thursday, 28th May. An international line-up of delegates will come together for the conference, which takes place as part of the University’s ‘Two Months of Global History’ series. Themes include histories of individual drugs and opiates, their social uses and discontents, their politic...

How medicine and other drugs changed the face of Asia

25 May 2015

Residency offers support for graduating artists and designers

Exhibitors at this year’s Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show will have the chance to compete for a lucrative residency at the University of Dundee. The Degree Show, which celebrates the success of graduating students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and the department of Architecture, takes place from 22nd to 31st May. Up to 12 residencies are available for Art, Craft, Design and Media graduates from the past three years and the programme aims to bridge the gap between an undergraduate degree and a flourishing career in creative practice or industry. Successful appl...

Residency offers support for graduating artists and designers

25 May 2015

Alison’s Degree Show plans to put Blairgowrie pupils outside

Pupils at Blairgowrie High School could have a new outdoor space for performance, teaching and meetings if designs by a University of Dundee student come to fruition. Alison Taylor, who is about to graduate with a degree in Interior Environmental Design, has been working with staff and pupils at the school to turn a disused space on the school grounds into a multi-purpose venue. Her designs are on display now at part of the University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show. “I read a statistic which said that school pupils can spend more time in one day looking at a screen than they might...

22 May 2015

University expertise helps Tweed win award

Experts from the University of Dundee have helped the Tweed to become the first-ever winner of the UK River Prize. The Tweed, a UNESCO HELP Basin, is the site of the University’s main research focus on catchment management and river restoration. The UK River Prize celebrates the achievements of individuals and organisations working to improve the natural functioning of our rivers and catchments, and recognises the benefits to society of having a healthy natural environment. The application was made by Tweed Forum, an organisation that works with various partners to promote integrated catchment manage...

University expertise helps Tweed win award