7 Apr 2016

Characters out in force for DeeCon

Superheroes, Stormtroopers and samurai, cuddly creatures and other characters from the world of anime, comics and games will gather at the University of Dundee this Saturday for the largest DeeCon held to date. The year-on-year growth of the anime, animation and art convention means the 2016 event will burst out from its base at Dundee University Students’ Union (DUSA) for the first time and into new spaces in the University Chaplaincy Centre and Queen Mother Building. Saturday, 9th April promises to be a day of colour, fun and geekiness on campus with thousands of fans, many of whom will be dressed ...

Characters out in force for DeeCon

6 Apr 2016

Dundee the UK’s best in Times Higher Education '150 Under 50'

The University of Dundee has been revealed as the top ranking UK institution in the Times Higher Education '150 under 50 2016’, a ranking of the world’s top universities under 50 years of age. Dundee is the best of 25 UK institutions included in the rankings (the most of any country) and the only one to appear in the top 40 places. “The Times Higher Education 150 under 50 rankings showcase the best of the emerging universities around the globe so we are in good company and delighted to be among the top 20 and top in the UK,” said Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancel...

Dundee the UK’s best in Times Higher Education '150 Under 50'

6 Apr 2016

Characterising the seascape of the Tay

Scientists, environmental campaigners and policy makers will attempt to define and visualise the seascape of the Tay and Forth estuaries at a conference at the University of Dundee later this month. Seascape originally referred to works of art which depicted the sea, but the term has come to be used in planning contexts as a combination of adjacent land, coastline and sea within a specific area. The 19th annual Tay Estuary Forum conference, taking place at West Park Conference Centre on Friday 22nd April, will see delegates discuss current issues affecting the estuary and surrounding coast. This year&rsquo...

Characterising the seascape of the Tay

5 Apr 2016

`Double agent’ cells survival factor revealed

A group of `double agent’ cells, which both protect us from some infections while also contributing to tissue damage in various inflammatory conditions, could be manipulated to offer a new approach to treating conditions such as asthma, following research led by the University of Dundee. Researchers led by Professor Colin Watts in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee have uncovered a critical survival factor for a group of white blood cells called eosinophils. “Eosinophils play a key role in our immune system, protecting us from some infectious agents but, less desirably, also contributing to ...

`Double agent’ cells survival factor revealed

5 Apr 2016

Textile Student Leads Dundee’s Fashion Revolution

A University of Dundee student is calling on the people of Dundee to join the Fashion Revolution. Lucy Caster, a second year Textile Design student, was inspired by the film ‘True Cost’, a provocative documentary examining how the price of clothing has been constantly decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have been rising. The film led her to contact organisers of the global Fashion Revolution. She is now one of over 60 Fashion Revolution Ambassadors worldwide, with Lucy representing Dundee. Lucy said, “The film really makes you think about fast fashion and it ha...

Textile Student Leads Dundee’s Fashion Revolution