17 Jan 2017

Skin cancer model boost for prevention and treatment

Researchers at the University of Dundee have found that skin cancers in mice can closely mirror those found in humans, offering a model that could be used to help develop new drugs and find new ways of preventing the disease. Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and is on the rise. In the 10-year period from 2001 to 2011, Scotland saw an increase of more than 50 per cent in the incidence of the disease with around 3,000 new cases now diagnosed annually. In many cases skin cancers can be removed but they are still a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in certain high-risk populatio...

Skin cancer model boost for prevention and treatment

16 Jan 2017

Dundee one of the world’s best for international student satisfaction

The University of Dundee has been ranked 1st in Scotland, 3rd in the UK and 14th globally for overall average student satisfaction in this year’s International Student Barometer (ISB). With feedback from over 2.5 million students worldwide across all student types, levels and years of study, the ISB is the world's largest annual survey of international students. It reflects on four main aspects of the university experience for international students – Learning, Living, Support and Arrival. More than 180 institutions in dozens of countries were included in the survey, including 42 in the UK, of ...

Dundee one of the world’s best for international student satisfaction

16 Jan 2017

University offers £25,000 Venture prizes to find new entrepreneurs

The University has launched a £25,000 competition to support new business ideas among students, staff and recent alumni. The Venture 2017 Competition is open for applications now, with specific categories for: Undergraduate Student Award, early stage idea (£2,500 prize fund, sponsored by University of Dundee Centre for Entrepreneurship) Undergraduate Student Award, final-year student (£5,000 prize fund, sponsored by i-design ltd.) Postgraduate Student Award (£5,000 prize fund, sponsored by Enterprise Campus) Alumni Award, for those who graduated within the last two years (£2,...

University offers £25,000 Venture prizes to find new entrepreneurs

13 Jan 2017

Stephen Fry Awards for immunology researcher and street children project

Stephen Fry has praised University of Dundee academics for their efforts in communicating their research to the public and helping transform lives from Scotland to southern Africa. The University will tomorrow present the 2017 Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research during its annual Discovery Days ceremony at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill. The winner of the Public Engagement Project of the Year award is ‘Growing up on the Streets’, a project seeking to improve the lives of vulnerable and marginalised street children in Africa. Professor Jennifer Woof has bee...

Stephen Fry Awards for immunology researcher and street children project

13 Jan 2017

University calls for Carmina Burana Choir

The University of Dundee Choir has challenged the general public to shake off their January blues and stretch their vocal chords as it opens its doors to wider than ever before. Students, staff and members of the public are invited to join rehearsals on Tuesday, 17th January at 7.30pm at the Bonar Hall. Those successful will join the University Orchestra to perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana as well as pieces from Brahms and Grieg on Sunday, 26th March 2017 in the Caird Hall. Graeme Stevenson, Music Director at the University, said, “We openly challenge anyone living in the Tayside area to join...

University calls for Carmina Burana Choir