9 Jun 2015

Dundee to host `App-a-thon’ Guinness World Record attempt

The University of Dundee will be part of a Guinness World Record attempt this weekend when locals can boost the effort to reach the largest number of people simultaneously learning to code an Android app. The 'App-a-thon’ is open to anyone and does not require specialist computing or programming knowledge. The event is being run by BCSWomen, part of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The record attempt will be held on Saturday 13th June in locations across the UK. The Dundee event takes place in the Queen Mother Building at the University of Dundee, from 10am on Saturday. Dr Karen Petrie, from the ...

Dundee to host `App-a-thon’ Guinness World Record attempt

8 Jun 2015

Degree Show plaudits and prizes for exhibiting students

Sixteen of the students who wowed visitors to this year’s record-breaking University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show have been selected for the prestigious 2016 Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries. The students from the Architecture, Art, Philosophy and Contemporary Practices, Fine Art and Time Based Art & Digital Film programmes will exhibit alongside graduates from the other main colleges of art in Scotland. They are among the dozens of students from the University’s School of Architecture and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design who won prizes for the ...

Degree Show plaudits and prizes for exhibiting students

8 Jun 2015

CURRENT |不合时宜: Contemporary Art from Scotland – a collaboration between Cooper Gallery and Shanghai Himalayas Museum, part of the 2015 UK-China Year of Culture Exchange.

The University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery is to present the first major exhibition dedicated to Scottish contemporary art to be held in China in collaboration with Shanghai Himalayas Museum. ‘CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland’ is a collaboration between Cooper Gallery and Shanghai Himalayas Museum. The four-phase, 18-month exhibition and forum programme will showcase for the first time in China the distinctiveness of contemporary art made in Scotland, its grass-roots spirit and its keen debates with the social and political dimensions of art and culture. CURRENT: Contemporary Art fr...

CURRENT |不合时宜: Contemporary Art from Scotland – a collaboration between Cooper Gallery and Shanghai Himalayas Museum, part of the 2015 UK-China Year of Culture Exchange.

5 Jun 2015

University excellence showcase for Pakistani delegation

A delegation from Sindh Madressatul Islam University, one of the oldest educational institutions in Pakistan, will visit the University of Dundee next week. The group will be headed by Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice-Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University, and will include nine students and four Professors along with representatives of the British Council. They will visit Dundee on Monday, 8th June. Dundee is one of just five institutions being visited by the delegation in order to give them an insight into the UK Higher Education sector and how its practices can be emulated in order to aid Pakistan...

University excellence showcase for Pakistani delegation

5 Jun 2015

Mine-crafting the future of Dundee’s waterfront

Dundee’s central waterfront is the midst of a £1billion transformation. The project has already proved attractive to the world’s leading architects, including Kengo Kuma, designer of the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee. Now the city’s schoolchildren will show how it would look if they were set free to design the waterfront, using the gaming phenomenon Minecraft. Primary 6 and 7 pupils around the city have been working for the past few months on a project led by the University of Dundee and Dundee City Council. Simultaneously, pupils from nine secondary schools across the city have ...