29 Jun 2018

Tee Time at Botanic Garden

The University of Dundee is hosting a new kind of course that could lead green-fingered golf fans to a different kind of Masters. As the world’s top golfers arrive in Scotland ahead of the Open Championship at Carnoustie next month, staff at the University’s Botanic Garden are already getting into the swing of things as they prepare to open their very own putting green. The six-hole layout will open to the public on Monday 2 July, giving visitors the chance to ensure their short game skills can match those competing over the Angus links. Bob Sutherland, Acting Garden Manager and designer of the...

Tee Time at Botanic Garden

29 Jun 2018

Research and teaching wins at Herald HE Awards

We have won Research Project of the Year and the Enhanced Student Learning Awards at the Herald Higher Education Awards, held last night in Glasgow. Professor Ghulam Nabi’s work on prostate cancer research was named Research Project of the Year, a category in which the `Hands of X’ project led by Dr Graham Pullin was also highly commended. Our Global Health Challenge team picked up the Enhanced Student Learning Award for a project which has engaged students and external partners. Professor Nabi’s work on prostate cancer has identified a new method offering more successful diagnosis and ma...

Research and teaching wins at Herald HE Awards

27 Jun 2018

Saddleworth Moor fire seen from space

The true size of the huge moorland fire was captured by the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station earlier this afternoon. The image, captured by NASA’s Terra satellite at 12:11 UTC, demonstrates the scale of fire as it continues to spread on what is otherwise a perfectly clear day for the United Kingdom. The Saddleworth Moor fire has proved devastating for the countryside in the area.   ...

Saddleworth Moor fire seen from space

27 Jun 2018

Volunteering nets accolade for computing lecturer

A University of Dundee lecturer has been honoured for his work in promoting science to the public. Dr Iain Murray, of the University’s Computing department, has been awarded the British Science Association’s (BSA) prestigious Sir Walter Bodmer Award for his decades of service to the charity. Currently the Treasurer of the BSA’s Tayside and Fife branch, Iain said that the accolade had come as a complete surprise to him. “It’s a real honour and I’m very flattered,” he said. “Some of my committee colleagues nominated me and it was only when I got an email from t...

Volunteering nets accolade for computing lecturer

25 Jun 2018

Maths award to recognise links to Northern Ireland

From Danny Blanchflower to Snow Patrol, the University of Dundee has a proud history of welcoming Northern Irish students to Scotland and a new award, presented for the first time last week, celebrates this relationship. The University of Dundee Mathematics Award will be given to Northern Ireland’s top performing student in GCSE Mathematics each year. The inaugural prize has been shared by James Pratt of Methodist College in Belfast and Anna Trimble of Wallace High School in Lisburn. Dundee representatives visited Methodist College last week to present James with his award, while Anna will receive he...

Maths award to recognise links to Northern Ireland