3 Mar 2019

Freedom fighter Diana Nammi heads to Dundee

Diana Nammi, whose career has taken her from fighting on the front lines as a teenage Peshmerga freedom fighter to being named the UK’s Woman of the Year in 2014, will share her life story next week at the University of Dundee. As she delivers the second Saturday Series lecture of 2019, Diana will discuss the personal circumstances and motivations for campaigning against violence, including honour-based killings, forced and child marriages and female genital mutilation. Having spent 12 years as a Peshmerga freedom fighter before fleeing from persecution to the UK in 1996 as a political refugee, Diana...

Freedom fighter Diana Nammi heads to Dundee

1 Mar 2019

Smokers sought to shed light on infrared study

Smokers in Tayside could help scientists determine if infrared heat therapy could reduce the chances of developing cardiovascular diseases, by giving up one day of their time. Taking part in the study involves a one day visit to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee and participants will be reimbursed for taking part.  The new trial, led by University of Dundee Masters student Gavin Pierpoint, seeks to study the benefits of infrared heat therapy, which involves the use of heaters that emit infrared light, which in turn is absorbed by the skin. The process is non-invasive and has no associated side-ef...

Smokers sought to shed light on infrared study

1 Mar 2019

University staff among new Fellows of RSE

Academics from the University of Dundee are among leading figures named today as new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy. The new Fellows from the University are: Professor Geoff Barton, Professor of Bioinformatics and Head of the Division of Computational Biology in the School of Life Sciences Professor Victoria Cowling, Professor of Biology and Deputy Head of the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression in the School of Life Sciences Professor Karl Leydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching) They join an existing Fellowship of over 1600 individuals who ...

University staff among new Fellows of RSE

28 Feb 2019

Scottish pupils joint best in reading comprehension, according to major survey

Scottish pupils have the greatest level of reading comprehension amongst the home nations, but read slightly easier books Reading motivation, appropriate reading challenge and reading practice time essential ingredients for literacy success Harry Potter series dominates favourite books Roald Dahl, Jeff Kinney, and David Walliams amongst most-read authors The largest literacy study ever conducted in the UK and Ireland has shown that Scottish pupils had the joint greatest level of reading comprehension amongst the home nations, alongside Northern Ireland. The annual What Kids are Reading Report, analysed b...

Scottish pupils joint best in reading comprehension, according to major survey

27 Feb 2019

Major new collaboration to harness Dundee’s entrepreneurial spirit

A pioneering alliance between the University of Dundee and Entrepreneurial Scotland (ES) will help to forge Scotland’s next generation of business leaders. The three-year collaboration between the two institutions was signed at the University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, where a full-time member of Entrepreneurial Scotland staff will now be based. The tie-up will build on both organisations’ wider strategies to promote start-up and spinout businesses, with the University benefitting from access to a global network of business contacts, along with training and support for th...

Major new collaboration to harness Dundee’s entrepreneurial spirit