18 Mar 2019

Drought of knowledge threatens water supplies

The people of Scotland need to re-evaluate their relationship with water as part of a global effort to make supplies sustainable. Dr Emmanuel Akpabio, a research fellow at the University of Dundee, says that education is crucial in ensuring that safe, sustainable water supplies are available to every person, regardless of their location. A lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Uyo in Nigeria, Dr Akpabio is currently spending two years in Dundee researching water policy and its implementation around the world. To mark United Nations World Water Day on Friday 22 March, he will be hosting a talk, &...

Drought of knowledge threatens water supplies

18 Mar 2019

Ronnie Bowie elected Chair of Court

Mr Ronnie Bowie has been elected Chair of Court, the University’s governing body, and will serve a period of three years from 1 August 2019. Mr Bowie returns as Chair of Court, having served in the position for the past three years. This is the first time an election has been held for the Chair following the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016. Voting was open between 9am on 12 March and 5pm on 15 March 2019 and the election was run online using the first past the post method, in accordance with the University’s regulations for the appointment of the Chairperson of Court. The electi...

Ronnie Bowie elected Chair of Court

15 Mar 2019

New material proves Frankenstein is no creature of habit

An exciting new series of works produced in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, and author Mary Shelley's links to the city of Dundee, will be launched later this month. ‘The Frankenstein Showcase’ takes place at the Baxter Suite, University of Dundee, on Thursday 28 March. A new Dundee edition of the classic text will be unveiled at the event alongside work across film, poetry and comics. Edited by Dr Daniel Cook, of the University’s English department, the book comprises the complete 1818 text of the ground-breaking science fiction novel as well as original images prod...

New material proves Frankenstein is no creature of habit

15 Mar 2019

Publication of the University’s ELIR Report 2019

The University has been commended for our positive working relationship with students and our commitment to providing high-quality teaching and learning, in the Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR) report from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). The QAA, the UK’s independent quality body, appointed a team of five independent experts to review the University earlier this academic year. The team awarded the University commendations in six areas, including:  our productive and collaborative relationship with students  an excellent postgraduate research student expe...

Publication of the University’s ELIR Report 2019

15 Mar 2019

Caribbean conference challenges energy conceptions

Continuing concerns over climate change have prompted a steady shift towards cleaner sources of energy. However, as nations strive to keep the lights on, how do some countries keep up with the rapid deployment of new energy technologies? World-leading experts in global energy law and sustainability will head to Trinidad and Tobago later this month to discuss how different economies and industries can make a ‘just transition’ to a low-carbon energy future. The 3rd Biennial University of the West Indies Faculty of Law Oil and Gas Law Conference and the Just Transition Initiative Conference will t...

Caribbean conference challenges energy conceptions