4 May 2015

Degree Show 2015 shows off brightest creative minds

The work of some of the UK’s brightest young creative minds will be celebrated at the University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show 2015 from May 22nd. The annual Degree Show turns the University into Scotland’s largest exhibition space for a week, with over 300 students from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and the School of the Environment showing their work to thousands of visitors. Duncan of Jordanstone College is one of the leading art & design schools in the UK and many of its students go on to be world-renowned artists, animator...

1 May 2015

‘Rethinking what art is (and can be) in a digital age’ - Arts Café on 5th May

Dr Sarah Cook from the University of Dundee will next week explore how digital technology has brought about a revolution in art. She will lead the next Dundee Arts Café event at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum from 6pm on Tuesday, 5th May. Dr Cook said, “Mobile devices, computer networks and new ways of accessing information and people across space and time, has led to a revolution in art – one which some museums have been reluctant to acknowledge. “Artists have long experimented with new tools but ‘new media art’ has, over the last 30 years, embrac...

‘Rethinking what art is (and can be) in a digital age’ - Arts Café on 5th May

1 May 2015

UK voters give party leaders mixed marks on television performances

Not much separated the performances of the leaders of the three major parties in yesterday’s Question Time with David Dimbleby, according to focus groups held in Essex by the University of Dundee. While Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg were marked either a B or a C, David Cameron polarised voters with marks that were either on the very low or very high end of the scale. Those were the impressions of voters who took part in focus groups conducted as part of the Qualitative Election Study at the University of Essex in Colchester last night.  Eight people took part in the research which involved watching...

UK voters give party leaders mixed marks on television performances

30 Apr 2015

New comic created in Dundee set for launch

A new comic strip created by a University of Dundee lecturer and graduate will next week make its debut in comics legend David Lloyd’s digital anthology. Bantah Six was conceived by Phillip Vaughan, MSc Animation & VFX Course Director at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, and produced with his former student Rossi Gifford. It will appear in the next edition of Aces Weekly, the digital comic launched by Lloyd, the celebrated illustrator of V for Vendetta. The seven-part strip tells the story of a rogue underground graffiti gang and is set in the futuristic world of New Terra, where...

New comic created in Dundee set for launch

29 Apr 2015

Dundee enters World Top 20 of the under-50s

The University of Dundee has been named one of the world’s top 20 universities founded in the last 50 years. Times Higher Education’s `100 Under 50’ rankings for 2015 place the University of Dundee 19th= in the worldwide rankings. It is one of only two UK universities in the top 20, and the top ranked Scottish institution. The University has also been awarded a Gold Award for Citations. Gold badges are awarded to only the top 10%of Universities ranked in the core indicators. Citations are a key measure of impact particularly in the medical and biological sciences, areas in which Dundee ho...