6 Feb 2015

£1million study to examine implications of Chinese oil investment in Africa

A consortium led by the Open University and the University of Dundee has been awarded almost £1million to carry out research into the role of Chinese national oil companies working in Africa. The two institutions will share £939,441 to investigate the strategies pursued by these companies and their likely implications for economic development in Africa. The three-year study will be supported by Peking University, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the China National Petroleum Corporation’s Economic and Technology Research Institute, and African partners. The Dundee team is led by Dr ...

£1million study to examine implications of Chinese oil investment in Africa

6 Feb 2015

Business Leadership Award for Professor Andrew Hopkins

Professor Andrew Hopkins, of the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has been named one of this year’s winners at the prestigious Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Awards. At a ceremony in Edinburgh last night Professor Hopkins was handed the award for Life Sciences Entrepreneurial Business Leadership. Andrew is the founder and CEO of ex scientia, a University of Dundee spin-out company which is pioneering medicines tailored to polypharmacology for a wide range of human diseases where improved efficacy is required. Andrew is also Director of SULSA (Scottish Universities Life Science...

Business Leadership Award for Professor Andrew Hopkins

5 Feb 2015

Creative writing celebrated at double launch

Dundee’s burgeoning literary scene will celebrate its latest successes tonight when a double book launch takes place.   The eighth edition of New Writing Dundee and the seventh issue of Dundee Writes will be launched at Drouthys, Perth Road, Dundee at 5.30pm. New Writing Dundee 8 features an entertaining mix of poetry and prose from new and established authors, while Dundee Writes includes work by staff, students and graduates of the University. Included in the 30 contributions in New Writing Dundee 8 are poems by Dundee’s Makar W.N. Herbert, stories from novelist Kevin MacNeil and New Zea...

Creative writing celebrated at double launch

5 Feb 2015

‘Using the Power of Youth to Restore the Wisdom of Old Age’ - 11th February

University of Dundee neuroscientist Dr Ros Langston will next week explain how the key to preventing disease such as Alzheimer's or Huntington's may lie in our formative years. She will lead the next Café Science Extra event at Dundee Science Centre on Wednesday, 11th February with a talk entitled, ‘Using the Power of Youth to Restore the Wisdom of Old Age’. Dr Langston said, “The ability to learn and remember complex information about the world around us develops slowly from birth, reaches a peak as we mature. However, this ability then often declines during old age or in neurodeg...

‘Using the Power of Youth to Restore the Wisdom of Old Age’ - 11th February

4 Feb 2015

Scotland + Venice partnership launches largest ever Learning Programme

Three students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) have been selected to be part of the largest Scotland + Venice Learning Programme to date. Kieran Milne, Lisa Olsen and Tama Richardson are among 28 students and recent graduates from across Scotland selected by Hospitalfield in Arbroath for the scheme, which gives them the opportunity to learn and develop new skills within the context of the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, the world’s largest and most prestigious visual arts exhibition. Beginning with an intense Residential Learning Weeken...

Scotland + Venice partnership launches largest ever Learning Programme