17 Aug 2018

Dr Sarah Coulthurst recognised by Royal Society of Edinburgh

The University of Dundee’s Dr Sarah Coulthurst is among the leading academics and professionals to be recognised in the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s 2018 Prize List. Dr Coulthurst, Deputy Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology at the School of Life Sciences, was awarded the RSE Patrick Neill Medal for her research in the field of microbiology, particularly in the area of bacterial communication and competition. “I am delighted and honoured to receive this award” she said. “It is a testament to the hard work and talent of the people in my lab and my other...

Dr Sarah Coulthurst recognised by Royal Society of Edinburgh

17 Aug 2018

Turner nominee and ‘father of town planning’ feature in exhibition

The relationships between urbanism and sustainability, collective consciousness and contemporary art will be explored in a new University of Dundee exhibition that coincides with the opening of V&A Dundee next month. ‘Politics of Small Places’ opens at Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, on Thursday 13 September and combines work from contemporary artist and Turner Prize nominee Paul Noble and the late, pioneering Scottish urban planner Sir Patrick Geddes. Taking place at a critical moment in Dundee’s cultural and architectural history, the exhibition br...

Turner nominee and ‘father of town planning’ feature in exhibition

16 Aug 2018

Val McDermid Award to celebrate crime writing course success

Best-selling author Val McDermid has lent her name to a prize recognising the top student on a University of Dundee course for aspiring crime writers. The Val McDermid Award will be presented annually to the MLitt Crime Writing and Forensic Investigation student who produces the best dissertation as part of their course. The inaugural prize will be awarded at Dundee’s graduation ceremony in November. This Masters degree is the first of its kind in the UK and sees academics from the University’s School of Humanities and Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification (CAHID) share t...

Val McDermid Award to celebrate crime writing course success

15 Aug 2018

Neanderthals, genetic engineering and confession – Masters Show 2018

Visitors to this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Masters Show will come face to face with Neanderthals, reflect on the morality of genetic engineering and – should they feel the need – confess their sins afterwards. Duncan of Jordanstone’s biggest Masters Show to date will feature art that asks questions about the biggest challenges facing society and design work that seeks to tackle them. The exhibition opens on Friday 17 August and will showcase work from 80 students on some of the UK’s most innovative postgraduate courses. The 2018 exhibits set to w...

Neanderthals, genetic engineering and confession – Masters Show 2018

14 Aug 2018

Dundee students advocate for persecuted academics around the world

A group of Politics students at the University of Dundee have been praised for their work in advocating for the protection of academics around the world who have been the victims of violence and discrimination. Thirty students volunteered their time in the spring to support the work of Scholars at Risk, an NGO that protects threatened scholars and raises awareness about attacks on the international higher education community. This work was conducted under the guidance of Dr Edzia Carvalho, Lecturer in Politics at the University. The students were trained in the process and politics of advocacy as part...

Dundee students advocate for persecuted academics around the world