14 Feb 2019

Broadcaster Jim Spence declared Rector of the University of Dundee

Jim Spence, best known as a Scottish sports broadcaster, will return to his alma mater the University of Dundee as its new Rector. Jim, who graduated in Law from the University in 1986, will assume the role of Rector from August 1, the start of the next academic year. He was elected unopposed and succeeds round-the-world cyclist and adventurer Mark Beaumont. Jim will be formally installed as Rector in a ceremony to be arranged for a later date. The Rector is elected to serve the students' interests, including at the University Court, the governing body of the institution. “I am more than a little sur...

Broadcaster Jim Spence declared Rector of the University of Dundee

14 Feb 2019

Students to GIDE mobile museum process

More than 150 students and staff from eight countries will come together at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design next week to explore how V&A Dundee and other local institutions can transform into ‘mobile museums’. DJCAD, part of the University of Dundee, is a member of the Group for International Design Education (GIDE), which will meet in the city from February 18-22. Attendees from Belgium, China, Germany, Italy. Portugal, Slovenia and Switzerland will join their Dundee peers in reimagining the museum as a mobile experience for the 21st century. Forming interdisciplinary tea...

Students to GIDE mobile museum process

14 Feb 2019

Meet the Dundee lovebirds who are 10,000 miles apart

Away from your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Meet the Dundee couple who have the ultimate long-distance relationship. The couple, Vangela Xu, from Nanjing, China and StéfanoD'Ambrosio Núñezfrom Lima, Peru, said that the stars aligned for them both to choose to study in Dundee and subsequently, find love at their first seminar. “The odds of us meeting at all, especially in Scotland, were really small,” said Vangela. “I was studying for an MRes in Cancer Biology and Stéfano studied for an LLM in Mineral Law and Policy. If it hadn’t been for Dundee w...

Meet the Dundee lovebirds who are 10,000 miles apart

13 Feb 2019

Citizen scientists sought for pioneering hand identification research

A new research project investigating what makes a person’s hands unique will call on 5000 ‘citizen scientists’ to contribute images to the world’s first searchable database of the anatomy and variations of the human hand. The 2.5M Euro project called H-Unique, funded by the European Research Council and led by Lancaster University in collaboration with the University of Dundee, will build on the ground-breaking research techniques pioneered by forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black. These techniques, pioneered by Professor Black while at Dundee, have previously been used s...

Citizen scientists sought for pioneering hand identification research

12 Feb 2019

Textiles researchers go Dutch with electrifying fabrics

Two postgraduate researchers from the University of Dundee are to showcase the links between crafting and wellbeing at a major international conference. Textile designers Sara Nevay and Lucy Robertson, from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, will host a workshop at next month’s Research Through Design conference in Rotterdam. The pair have been working with volunteers throughout Scotland to establish how the use of both traditional and electronic ‘e-textiles’ can impact on wellbeing, and as they prepare to address research peers in the Netherlands, b...

Textiles researchers go Dutch with electrifying fabrics