5 Feb 2018

Paint with your eyes, talk with your knees

Can you paint with your eyes? Can you talk with your knee? How can computer vision help us to communicate? Experts from the University of Dundee will help answer these questions on February 10 at the National Museum of Scotland as part of the museum’s Science Saturdays programme. The University is among the world’s leading centres for research into augmentative and alternative communication technologies for people with severe communication difficulties. In helping develop new tools and technologies, researchers are addressing some of the basic challenges of communication. “Our work l...

Paint with your eyes, talk with your knees

29 Jan 2018

New toolkit empowers citizens to tackle environmental pollution

New toolkit from University of Dundee and European partners helps citizens capture environmental data themselves to solve local problems with pollution Grassroots groups across Europe have been using low-cost data collection technology to stimulate local government change Initial toolkit print run of 3,500 and free to download today Residents affected by issues such as noise or air pollution often feel helpless and ignored, but a University of Dundee-led project is enabling them to gather the facts they need to kick-start change. Citizen Sensing – A Toolkit is a new guide thatempowers citizens to ...

New toolkit empowers citizens to tackle environmental pollution

26 Jan 2018

Dundee rises among world’s best for international student satisfaction

International students at the University of Dundee have rated their overall satisfaction at over 93 per cent, one of the highest scores in the latest International Student Barometer (ISB). With feedback from over 3 million students worldwide across all student types, levels and years of study, the ISB is the world's largest annual survey of international students. The results of ISB’s Autumn 2017 survey have just been released to participating universities. Overall satisfaction among the Dundee students rose from 90.9 per cent in 2016 to 93.7 per cent, the third highest score out of the 31 UK univers...

Dundee rises among world’s best for international student satisfaction

25 Jan 2018

Skilled graduates to be offered new route into teaching

A new route into teaching for highly qualified graduates and career changers specialising in science and technology-related subjects will be run by the University of Dundee and the University of the Highlands and Islands. The universities will work with rural schools in areas of high deprivation to support between 30 and 50 students in qualifying for a Masters-level diploma in teaching. The course, which will run from December 2018 to June 2020, will be open to graduates with a 2:1 honours degree in chemistry, physics, home economics, maths and engineering. The Dundee-UHI partnership was chosen as the succ...

Skilled graduates to be offered new route into teaching

25 Jan 2018

New animation brings Robert Burns back to life

The team at LJMU Face Lab have created a ground-breaking new animated facial reconstruction of Robert Burns reciting one of his own poems in collaboration with the Scots poet Rab Wilson, the University of Dundee and Dimensional Imaging (DI4D) in Glasgow. Robert Burns is one of the most famous characters in Scottish Cultural History, with his life and work celebrated each year on Burns Night (January 25). It is the first time the Face Lab team have worked collectively to produce a real-life animation of one of their facial reconstructions. The techniques used have the potential to transform the way we inter...

New animation brings Robert Burns back to life