26 Sep 2017

‘Usain Bolt – Can Celebrity Boost Tourism?’ Dundee Arts Cafe on October 3

Next month’s Dundee Arts Café will explore the relationship between celebrity culture and tourism. Dr Susan Mains, from the University of Dundee, will be exploring how famous people can make certain destinations more desirable on Tuesday 3 October. She will discuss her research and will focus on Usain Bolt, a global brand ambassador for Jamaican tourism and how his celebrity status has been promoted in order to attract more people to the country. Dr Mains said, “Celebrities such as Bolt offer a window into, and a mirror reflecting, the ways in which we reproduce and challenge notions of ...

‘Usain Bolt – Can Celebrity Boost Tourism?’ Dundee Arts Cafe on October 3

25 Sep 2017

Chancellor visits `world leading’ life sciences at Dundee

Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, today visited the University of Dundee where he was given an insight into the world leading research being carried out in Life Sciences. Dundee is the top-rated University in the UK for biological sciences research. Mr Hammond was given a tour of the School of Life Sciences including the Discovery Centre, the £50million building which was supported by direct funding from the UK Government. Elements of the tour included a visit to the Drug Discovery Unit, where work is ongoing to identify potential new treatments for some of the world’s major diseases...

Chancellor visits `world leading’ life sciences at Dundee

22 Sep 2017

Exhibition to celebrate the work of D’Arcy Thompson to go on display

The University of Dundee’s LifeSpace Gallery will be paying tribute to the work of D’Arcy Thompson to celebrate the centenary of his seminal book ‘On Growth & Form’. ‘Bubble, bulge, bleb’ will feature spirals, spheres and waves in art inspired by naturally occurring mathematical forms and computer-generated abstractions. It will open on Friday 22 September and features work by artists including Mat Fleming, Andy Lomas, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and graduates from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. As part of a series of events to mark the centenary the ...

Exhibition to celebrate the work of D’Arcy Thompson to go on display

22 Sep 2017

Top 25 place for Dundee in Good University Guide

The University of Dundee has been ranked as one of the UK’s top 25 universities in this year’s Times / The Sunday Times Good University Guide. A five-place rise in this year’s rankings means Dundee now sits 23rd in the league table, which also highlights the fact graduates of the University enjoy better career prospects than their peers from almost any other institution in the country. Dundee was placed 8th for employment outlook and sends more graduates into professional careers than any other Scottish university. It was also ranked among the UK’s top performers for teaching excell...

Top 25 place for Dundee in Good University Guide

21 Sep 2017

Alex Salmond to address renewables conference

Former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond will deliver a keynote speech on renewable energy at a major conference taking place at the University of Dundee later this year. Mr Salmond will speak at the ‘Renewables After Brexit’ event organised by the University’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP). The conference will be held at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Friday 1 December. Experts from the renewables, legal, financial and political sectors discuss the consequences of the UK leaving the European Union for the industry. CEPMLP Director Prof...

Alex Salmond to address renewables conference