5 Mar 2019

Independence Day brings a taste of Ghana to Scotland

Ghanaian students at the University of Dundee are getting ready to party as they prepare to celebrate their homeland’s Independence Day. The country’s vibrant flavours, fashions and sounds will come to life on campus when members of the University’s Ghanaian Society host a cultural showcase to mark the occasion. The event, to be held in DUSA on Wednesday 6 March from 2-5pm, will give fellow students the opportunity to sample native cuisine and listen to music from some of the country’s most popular musicians. Jessica Jackson, founder of the society, said that celebrating Ghanaian In...

Independence Day brings a taste of Ghana to Scotland

4 Mar 2019

Dundee and Abertay to battle it out for Varsity

More than 600 athletes from the Universities of Dundee and Abertay will once again go head-to-head as they vie for the coveted Tay Varsity Challenge Trophy. The annual inter-university sporting contest, which takes place on Wednesday 13 March, is the biggest amateur sporting event in Dundee’s calendar and for the first time in 12 years will include Judo matches. This year’s sports include Badminton, Basketball, Football, Golf, Rugby, Netball, Tennis, Swimming and Volleyball. Whilst the rivalry is very much of the friendly kind, competition for bragging rights is sure to be fierce with Abertay d...

Dundee and Abertay to battle it out for Varsity

3 Mar 2019

Freedom fighter Diana Nammi heads to Dundee

Diana Nammi, whose career has taken her from fighting on the front lines as a teenage Peshmerga freedom fighter to being named the UK’s Woman of the Year in 2014, will share her life story next week at the University of Dundee. As she delivers the second Saturday Series lecture of 2019, Diana will discuss the personal circumstances and motivations for campaigning against violence, including honour-based killings, forced and child marriages and female genital mutilation. Having spent 12 years as a Peshmerga freedom fighter before fleeing from persecution to the UK in 1996 as a political refugee, Diana...

Freedom fighter Diana Nammi heads to Dundee

1 Mar 2019

Smokers sought to shed light on infrared study

Smokers in Tayside could help scientists determine if infrared heat therapy could reduce the chances of developing cardiovascular diseases, by giving up one day of their time. Taking part in the study involves a one day visit to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee and participants will be reimbursed for taking part.  The new trial, led by University of Dundee Masters student Gavin Pierpoint, seeks to study the benefits of infrared heat therapy, which involves the use of heaters that emit infrared light, which in turn is absorbed by the skin. The process is non-invasive and has no associated side-ef...

Smokers sought to shed light on infrared study

1 Mar 2019

University staff among new Fellows of RSE

Academics from the University of Dundee are among leading figures named today as new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy. The new Fellows from the University are: Professor Geoff Barton, Professor of Bioinformatics and Head of the Division of Computational Biology in the School of Life Sciences Professor Victoria Cowling, Professor of Biology and Deputy Head of the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression in the School of Life Sciences Professor Karl Leydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching) They join an existing Fellowship of over 1600 individuals who ...

University staff among new Fellows of RSE