15 Mar 2018

Argument technology helping to combat fake news

Cutting-edge argument technology developed at the University of Dundee will be used by thousands of school pupils across the UK this month as part of a major BBC initiative supporting young people to identify real news and filter out fake or false information. The Centre for Argument Technology (ARG-tech) at the University of Dundee is a world leader in developing technology which can dissect and analyse argument and debate. Among other projects, ARG-tech researchers have collaborated over the past decade with the BBC Religion & Ethics team who produce Radio 4’s `Moral Maze’ programme. Now ...

Argument technology helping to combat fake news

12 Mar 2018

Minister helps to launch new Graduate Apprenticeships

Joe Fitzpatrick, MSP for Dundee West and Minister for Parliamentary Business, helped launch new Graduate Apprenticeship courses at the University of Dundee when he visited campus today. Applications are now open for a total of six Graduate Apprenticeship programmes at Dundee. Mr Fitzpatrick visited the University’s Queen Mother Building to meet with Graduate Apprentices on existing programmes. The initiative is supported and fully funded by Skills Development Scotland with the aim of equipping students with higher levels of academic learning and accreditations to help them progress as professionals a...

Minister helps to launch new Graduate Apprenticeships

12 Mar 2018

‘Friends of the Show’ to boost creative talent

The University of Dundee is inviting businesses and individuals to support some of the UK’s top young artists, designers and architects as they prepare for the biggest event of their careers to date. A new ‘Friends of the Show’ scheme has been set up to help ensure this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show provides the best possible platform for graduating students. Packages range from £250-£1000 and come with a range of opportunities for Friends. The Degree Show is one of the highlights of Dundee’s cultural calendar...

‘Friends of the Show’ to boost creative talent

12 Mar 2018

Students to give staff the third degree

Staff and students from the University of Dundee will go head to head this month during a live recording of BBC Radio 4’s ‘The 3rd Degree’ hosted by comedian Steve Punt. Two teams of three will flex their mental muscles in front of a live audience on Friday 23 March at the D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre in the University’s Tower Building. Taking on their students in a battle of the wits will be Dr Paul Campbell, Reader in Physics, Professor Christopher Spray, Chair of Water Science and Policy, and Dr Janice Aitken, Senior Lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art &...

Students to give staff the third degree

9 Mar 2018

'Virtual Reality: The Future Is Now’ – Café Science on 12 February

An expert from the University of Dundee will discuss the science behind virtual reality and augmented reality and explore what the future holds for these technologies at a Café Science event next week. Dr Rachel Menzies, Lecturer in Computing at the University, will deliver her talk, entitled, ‘Virtual Reality: The Future Is Now’, at Avery & Co, South Tay Street from 7pm on Monday 12 March. In it, she will discuss how these technologies are used in leisure, medicine, education, art and the military, and how researchers might push the boundaries even further. On 6 August 1991, the Wor...

'Virtual Reality: The Future Is Now’ – Café Science on 12 February