12 Jul 2019

Tiffany frames designer glasses for Specsavers

A spec-savvy student from the University of Dundee has designed three pairs of gender-neutral glasses for Specsavers. Product Design student Tiffany Bachelet, who had never designed glasses before entering the Specsavers competition, says her collection should satisfy fashionistas of all genders. “I really want my glasses to be for everyone, not gender-specific,” the 22-year-old said. “If you like the glasses, you should wear them and not worry about any social constraints. I didn’t want to restrict options people have because as someone who is short-sighted I know how frustrat...

Tiffany frames designer glasses for Specsavers

12 Jul 2019

Award recognises Brian’s sporting contribution

The University of Dundee’s Brian Ewing has won the prestigious A.D. Munrow Award for outstanding contribution to higher education sport. Brian retires on Friday 12 July after 25 years as Director of the University’s Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE), the day after the award winner is announced. The accolade is awarded by British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) in celebration of a remarkable long-serving individual who been instrumental in supporting, growing and developing university sport and physical activity. Since joining Dundee in 1994, Brian has overseen the development of outs...

Award recognises Brian’s sporting contribution

12 Jul 2019

Dundee stages Marketing Team of the Year `heist’

The University of Dundee has been named Marketing Team of the Year at the Heist Awards 2019, the main awards ceremony for marketing in the United Kingdom higher education sector. The award was presented at a ceremony in Manchester last night. Dundee’s submission was partly based on the results of a global marketing campaign to raise awareness of the University and city as a destination, which has produced remarkable results. International undergraduate matriculations have increased by 62% from 2015/16, while postgraduate matriculations are up 95% from 2015/16. That has meant hundreds of new students ...

Dundee stages Marketing Team of the Year `heist’

11 Jul 2019

Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award for Professor Roland Wolf

Professor Roland Wolf, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded a major international prize recognising his outstanding research impact for over forty years. Professor Wolf will receive the R.T. Williams Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX) at their meeting in Portland, Oregon, at the end of July. The prize has been awarded in recognition of Professor Wolf’s record of substantial and seminal scientific contributions to the field of drug metabolism and toxicology over a sustained period. Professor Wolf said, “I am deli...

Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award for Professor Roland Wolf

11 Jul 2019

MMV Project of the Year Award for Dundee researchers

Researchers from the Drug Discovery Unit at the University of Dundee have been awarded the “Project of the Year 2018” from Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) for their discovery work on potential new drugs for malaria. The annual award goes to the scientific partners involved in that year’s most exciting project from the MMV portfolio. MMV is the world’s leading product development partnership (PDP) for discovering and developing new effective and affordable medicines to treat malaria. Malaria is a serious disease, particularly affecting sub-Saharan Africa, causing approximately 43...

MMV Project of the Year Award for Dundee researchers