7 May 2019

The face of Dundee captured in all its diversity

Snow-loving Saudi Arabians, Serbian exiles, Mormon missionaries and people fighting back from addiction and homelessness were among the individuals that artist Alana Hay encountered as part of her project to capture the face of modern Dundee. ‘Happenstance’ is one of around 300 exhibits at this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show, which opens to the public on Saturday 18 May. It takes the form of 20 etched portraits that Alana created after a series of encounters in the centre of Dundee. Armed with two chairs, Alana set up stall in City Sq...

The face of Dundee captured in all its diversity

6 May 2019

Paris Agreement withdrawal could isolate “freeriding” US

President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change could make it an international pariah, a University of Dundee expert believes. Professor Volker Roeben, from the University’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, believes that signatories to the landmark United Nations agreement will recoil against the United States if it gains an economic advantage on the back of their sacrifices. The United States’ withdrawal will take effect from November next year and has been met with an overwhelmingly negative international respon...

Paris Agreement withdrawal could isolate “freeriding” US

3 May 2019

Celebrated photographer set for Dundee

Internationally renowned photographer Varun Baker will visit the University of Dundee next week to discuss his award-winning work. He will specifically focus on his innovative visual media projects at the event, which takes place at the University’s Scrymgeour Building from 2-3.15pm on Tuesday 7 May. In the illustrated presentation, Varun will reveal contrasting views of Kingston, Jamaica's capital city, by showcasing a range of human experiences. One photo essay, ‘Journey,’ follows the life of a man who makes a living on Kingston's streets despite having had both his arms and legs amputa...

Celebrated photographer set for Dundee

2 May 2019

Seeding tomorrow’s priority medicines

The University of Dundee will share in a new €36.5million, European-wide grant for the European Lead Factory, a public-private partnership to transform drug targets into new medicines. The European Lead Factory (ELF) has secured a total project budget of EUR 36.5 million under the second framework of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). Over the next 5 years, 20 partners in 7 countries, including the University of Dundee, will push forward the transformation of potential drug targets to new medicines in the new project ESCulab (European Screening Centre: unique library for attractive biology) un...

Seeding tomorrow’s priority medicines

2 May 2019

Computing Degree Show 2019

The University of Dundee will showcase innovative and thought-provoking work from emerging digital pioneers at the Computing Degree Show 2019, which takes place tomorrow. The graduating students whose creative talents will be celebrated include software engineers, games developers, computer programmers and tech entrepreneurs. The event takes place at the University’s Queen Mother Building from 4-6pm on Friday 3 May. More than 60 students about to complete the final year of their undergraduate courses will be on hand to demonstrate their work. A wide range of visitors, including employers and industry...

Computing Degree Show 2019