9 Sep 2019

Blood test to aid better detection of lung cancer

  Scotland has one of the highest rates of lung cancer in the world – 2,592 men and 2,739 women were diagnosed with lung cancer in Scotland in 2017. In that year, 4,069 people with lung cancer in Scotland died. In the UK, survival from lung cancer is poor with less than 9% of patients still alive at five years after diagnosis, due primarily to the late stage of presentation. In around 80% of cases the cancer has spread beyond the lungs by the time it is diagnosed. If the disease is diagnosed in the early stages cure rates can be 60-70%. The Early Detection of Cancer of the Lung Scotland (ECLS)...

Blood test to aid better detection of lung cancer

5 Sep 2019

Dundee shortlisted for Times Higher Education Awards 2019

The University of Dundee has been shortlisted in two categories of this year’s Times Higher Education Awards, highlighting work in bringing V&A Dundee to reality and providing pioneering floating homes to withstand natural disasters. The Times Higher Awards, now in their 15th year and often referred to as the `Oscars of higher education’, shine a spotlight on the exceptional achievements of individuals, teams and institutions working in the higher education sector. Dundee is shortlisted for Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community, jointly with Abertay University, for both universiti...

Dundee shortlisted for Times Higher Education Awards 2019

4 Sep 2019

Juventus coaches to help football's future stars

Coaches from one of the world’s biggest football clubs will help youngsters play the ‘Juventus Way’ as part of a training camp to be hosted at the University of Dundee. Staff from the Italian champions will pass on the secrets of stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo to up to 90 boys and girls at the University’s Riverside Playing Fields. Taking place from October 7-11, the week-long camp will put young players through their paces, using University facilities to help them shoot, pass and dribble like some of the game’s brightest stars. Paul McPate, Interim Co-Director of the Univers...

Juventus coaches to help football's future stars

3 Sep 2019

Robots, humans, maths and laughs – Festival of the Future 2019

Ana Matronic, Johnny Ball, Paul Mason and Phill Jupitus are among the big names appearing at this year’s Festival of the Future, which takes place at the University of Dundee and other venues throughout the city this autumn. The University’s flagship celebration of art, culture and science will take place from October 16-20. The theme of this year’s Festival is social change, and more than 50 events featuring music, design, dance, theatre, food and comedy will explore this while engaging with audiences of all ages. “We are delighted to launch the second edition of Festival of the Fu...

Robots, humans, maths and laughs – Festival of the Future 2019

30 Aug 2019

Student plants seeds of interest in Community Garden

A Nursing student at the University of Dundee is calling on green-fingered locals to come together and grow healthy produce for members of their community to enjoy. The recently established Fintry Community Garden is the brainchild of Brian Webster, who grew up in the area and who now lives in nearby Mill o’ Mains. Brian (28) was inspired by the memories of growing up helping his grandparents to grow their own veg in the garden of their Fintry home. He has subsequently carried out research into the benefits of gardening and is keen for these to be enjoyed by as many people as possible from the area. ...

Student plants seeds of interest in Community Garden