18 Nov 2014

Experts work to combine Scotland's world-class expertise in forensics and imaging

Scotland is home to world-class expertise in forensic science and sensor & imaging systems. Now the two disciplines are to explore how they can work together to provide innovative new tools and techniques that could aid everything from murder investigations to tracing the victims of disasters. Experts from the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) at the University of Dundee are working with researchers and companies linked to Glasgow-based CENSIS – the Innovation Centre for Sensor & Imaging Systems. An industry engagement day in Dundee on Wednesday November 19th will see them e...

18 Nov 2014

Global education programme to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The University of Dundee, working in collaboration with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC), is set to offer its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) after signing a partnership agreement with the FutureLearn platform.  MOOCs are web-based, free-access learning courses that offer university-level courses. Dundee and BSAC’s first course will be on antimicrobial stewardship – a global education programme for healthcare professionals. The eight week course will launch on FutureLearn in September 2015, and will be repeated regularly. Learners can register their interes...

17 Nov 2014

Local entrepreneurs aim to inspire at TEG Talks 2014

The Enterprise Gym (TEG) at the University of Dundee will next week once again aim to inspire the next generation of business tycoons with their take on the hugely popular TED Talks. The ‘TEG Talks’ take place at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Friday, 21st November and will see visiting entrepreneurs talk about their experiences and deliver advice for budding entrepreneurs via short bursts of condensed information. The lecture-style presentations will see each of the five participating businesspeople from the local area talk to students, staff and other interested parties for 20 minut...

14 Nov 2014

University to honour Ann Gloag and Professor Nicholas Hastie

The University of Dundee will next week award honorary degrees to the businesswoman and charity campaigner Ann Gloag OBE and Professor Nick Hastie, one of the UK’s leading researchers in the life sciences. Both will receive their honorary degrees at the Winter Graduation ceremonies in the Caird Hall in Dundee on Thursday November 20th. Ms Gloag will receive hers in the morning ceremony, while Professor Hastie will attend the afternoon event. “Our Honorary Graduands reflect the vision and ambitions of the University itself, people who have transformed lives in the UK and around the world,”...

13 Nov 2014

Academic win for 2014 Saltire Literary Awards

An exhaustive piece of academic research co-authored by history Professors Bob Harris of Oxford University and the late Charles McKean of Dundee University has beaten off stiff competition from an array of new and established names in contemporary Scottish literature to claim the 2014 Saltire Book of the Year Award, sponsored by Creative Scotland. Winning book “The Scottish Town in the Age of Enlightenment 1740-1820” explores how Scotland’s eighteenth century burghs improved themselves and the significance of this for modern understanding of a society in a state of transition. Described b...