23 Jan 2015

New funding for aquaculture degrees will support Scottish commercial success

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre has gained funding for 25 new taught Masters places in aquaculture. The Masters courses, at the Universities of Stirling and Dundee, will focus on industry-relevant knowledge and skills. By providing business-focused training to aquaculture students in Scotland, these courses will help to develop an industry that already contributes as much as £1.4billion annually to the Scottish economy.  They will also boost graduates’ employment prospects. The funding for the new Masters places has been secured by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre from...

New funding for aquaculture degrees will support Scottish commercial success

23 Jan 2015

New £8million imaging facility for Dundee

The Dundee Imaging Facility, a new £8million imaging unit at the University of Dundee, will be opened today, Friday January 23rd. In the past two years over £8 million in external funding and strategic partnerships with some of the biggest names in commercial engineering has led to a fundamental shift in the way scientists at the University work and the imaging technology they have access to. They have now been brought together in the Dundee Imaging Facility, an interdisciplinary, university-wide, advanced technology resource helping to drive the University’s objectives to develop transfo...

22 Jan 2015

PAMIS welcomes new Chief Executive

Jenny Miller has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the University of Dundee-based charity PAMIS, taking over the post from Loretto Lambe who has retired after 22 years in the role. PAMIS is the only organisation in Scotland that works solely with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families and Jenny has served as a Governor on the charity’s board for several years. She brings with her a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the post and first became involved with the organisation during her time working as an Occupational Therapist, an association that ...

PAMIS welcomes new Chief Executive

21 Jan 2015

Graphic Design student receives cheque for Angus Open Studios competition win

A student from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) has won a competition to design marketing material for the Angus Open Studio Event 2015. Ruth Niven, a final-year Graphic Design student, received a cheque for £200 from representatives of Angus Open Studios (AOS), an association of artists, craftsmen, and designer-makers in and around Angus. Their showcase event takes place each May, when local artists and craftsmen open their studios to the public. The venture is designed to put members on the creative map in Scotland, and the AOS team approached Graphic Design staff at DJCAD wi...

Graphic Design student receives cheque for Angus Open Studios competition win

21 Jan 2015

Travel beckons for award-winning artists

Two masters students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) have won prestigious travel awards to enable them to develop their practice in new environments. Samantha Wilson was named winner of the £3000 Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, a prize offered by the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (RSW), while Laura Hope has won a newly initiated Saltire Society Arts Bursary worth £1500. Both artists are currently studying on the MFA Art & Humanities programme at DJCAD, and Course Director Mary Modeen congratulated them on their awards. “Samantha a...

Travel beckons for award-winning artists