10 Jan 2018

Funding awarded to improve barley crops

A University of Dundee academic has been awarded more than £600,000 to study an increasing problem with the cereal crop barley that impacts the commercially important malting process and the shelf-life of animal feed. Dr Sarah McKim, a School of Life Sciences researcher based at the James Hutton Institute, was awarded a BBSRC research grant to investigate the unfavourable trait, called ‘skinning’, and to develop tools to track it in breeding populations. Dr McKim said, “Skinning occurs when the barley grain husk does not completely adhere, or ‘stick’, to the barley grain...

Funding awarded to improve barley crops

30 Jan 2017

The Dundee International Book Prize 2017 to open for entries

The prestigious Dundee International Book Prize will open for unpublished authors to polish their manuscripts and stake their claim for £5,000 and a publishing deal with Freight Books. Submissions are being sought for the 2017 award from Monday, 30th January. The prize also offers a week of protected writing time in the City of Discovery as well as the coveted publishing contract and cash prize. Writers with a spellbinding, unpublished novel have until midnight on Monday, 13th March to enter the competition, which attracts hundreds of entries every year. All will be read before a shortlist is drawn u...

The Dundee International Book Prize 2017 to open for entries

27 Jan 2017

Social Bite founder for Entrepreneurship Week 2017

A public lecture from one of the UK’s leading social entrepreneurs is among the highlights of the University of Dundee’s first Entrepreneurship Week, aimed at giving students, staff and graduates support to turn their ideas into successful businesses. Josh Littlejohn MBE, founder of Social Bite and BrewGooder will give the inaugural Principal’s Lecture in Entrepreneurship, telling the story of how he founded his social enterprise projects and helped raise millions of pounds for charity. The public lecture takes place on Thursday 23rd February. “I am delighted that we are welcoming J...

Social Bite founder for Entrepreneurship Week 2017

26 Jan 2017

Dundee to enter Teaching Excellence Framework

The University of Dundee will take part in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the voluntary assessment exercise initiated by the UK Government to assess the quality of teaching and learning in universities and other higher education institutions across the United Kingdom. We join a number of other Scottish universities and a substantial majority of the HE sector elsewhere in the UK in choosing to enter the TEF. We are a University that has shown – as acknowledged in our being named Scottish University of the Year for the past two years by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide –...

Dundee to enter Teaching Excellence Framework

26 Jan 2017

Duncan of Jordanstone students set for Venice

Three students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design will have the chance to develop their practice at the world’s largest and most prestigious visual arts exhibition. Jo Hanning, Laura Gray and Nicola Donaldson are among 14 students from across Scotland selected for the Scotland + Venice 2017 Professional Development Programme. The scheme gives them the opportunity to learn and develop new skills within the context of the 57th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Scotland + Venice activity will be led by a solo show of new work by the artist Rachel Maclean. T...

Duncan of Jordanstone students set for Venice