7 Nov 2014

Embryology experts gather in Dundee

An international gathering of experts in embryology and human reproduction is taking place in Dundee this weekend. Over 100 scientists and researchers from across Europe are in the city for an embryology workshop organised by Professor Christopher Barratt, of the University of Dundee, for the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. Professor Barratt is one of the world’s foremost experts on male infertility and Programme Lead of the University’s new taught post-graduate course in IVF and embryology. “We have around 110 delegates including some of the leading figures in the ...

7 Nov 2014

`Dundee and the Empire’ – public event November 12th

The forces of globalisation and how they affect us all is a modern day issue for people around the world but the same questions were critical to Dundee in the early years of the 20th century. It was a time when Dundee was perhaps the most economically globalised city in the world, with a prosperous jute industry facing threats from abroad. That relationship of Dundee to the rest of the world, and particularly the British Empire, will be explored by Professor Jim Tomlinson at a public event at the University of Dundee next week. Professor Tomlinson, formerly of the University of Dundee but now based at Glas...

7 Nov 2014

50 years of Town and Regional Planning at the University of Dundee

The 50th anniversary of Town and Regional Planning education in Dundee is being marked this month. Planning education began in Dundee in 1964 when the School of Architecture, at the then Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, decided to introduce a new course in Town and Regional Planning. In 1967, following a Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Visiting Board, the course was professionally accredited and as a result the qualifications of the first graduates in 1968 were recognised as exempt from the RTPI's own examination processes. A separate School of Town and Regional Planning was created as part of th...

7 Nov 2014

Exploring resilience in coastal fishing communities

The ways in which fishing communities in the developing world are coping with declining stocks, climate change and economic stresses will be examined at the University of Dundee next week. Professor Allister McGregor, from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, will visit Dundee to describe the work he and his colleagues are carrying out in communities that rely on fishing for subsistence in Ghana, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Fiji. The event, taking place at the Dalhousie Building at 4pm on Tuesday, 11th November is the latest Guest Lecture hosted by the University’s Centre for ...

Exploring resilience in coastal fishing communities

5 Nov 2014

Student Safety Week

A series of classes covering everything from chip pans to passwords, sensible drinking to self-defence, will next week teach University of Dundee students how to stay safe. Student Safety Week takes place from Monday 10th to Friday 14th November, with sessions being held at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) each day from 12-2pm. Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Red Cross among the organisations advising students about how they can protect themselves from harm. The subjects to be covered include anti-social behaviour, digital security, and spiked drinks, while sel...

Student Safety Week