23 May 2019

Chinese architects among host of international exhibitors

More than 350 students from 21 countries spread across three continents are exhibiting at the 2019 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show, which runs until Sunday. China is one of the most highly represented countries at the exhibition, thanks in part to a pioneering partnership between the University of Dundee and Wuhan University, one of the top higher education institutions in China. This agreement sees dozens of students from Wuhan complete the final year of their architecture degree at the University with many opting to remain at Dundee for a further year to obt...

Chinese architects among host of international exhibitors

22 May 2019

Law in Dundee history celebrated in new book

Pioneering female academics and Polish ‘soldier students’ are among those who feature in a new book celebrating the teaching of Law in Dundee. ‘Dundee Law 1865-1967: The Development of a Law School in a Time of Change’ is written by Robin M White, a former Senior Lecturer in Law and currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Dundee. The book is published by the Abertay Historical Society, who will be launching it at a special event at the University’s Scrymgeour Building on Friday 24 May. Dundee Law begins with the earliest recorded classes in the 1860s before ...

Law in Dundee history celebrated in new book

22 May 2019

Former GP doctors DNA into dazzling jewellery display

A former doctor will provide a different type of diagnosis for the human race this week as her jewellery, which depicts thousands of years of human genetic code, is showcased at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and Architecture Degree Show. Motivated by her own personal illness which forced her to retire after more than 30 years of practising medicine, Dr Allison Meighan turned her attention to surgically digitalising thousands of mitochondrial DNA components and using modern 3D printing techniques to fuse them into jewellery. The former GP, now Jewellery and Metal Design student, said it wa...

Former GP doctors DNA into dazzling jewellery display

21 May 2019

Become a plant scientist for a day

Green-fingered families could become plant scientists and explore the power of plants this weekend as the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute host a free celebration of flowers and fauna at the University’s Botanic Garden. Plant Power Day 2019 takes place on Saturday 25 May between 11am and 4pm and offers budding botanists the chance to see the University Botanic Garden's beautiful collection of trees and shrubs, glasshouse greenery as well as its water and herb gardens. Visitors can also expect face painting, badge making, art workshops, and the opp...

Become a plant scientist for a day

21 May 2019

Disaster-resilient floating homes win United Nation’s Risk Award 2019

The University of Dundee has won the United Nation’s prestigious Risk Award for pioneering floating homes that allow families in developing countries to survive natural disasters while producing food, water, energy and sustainable livelihood options. The RISK Award is organised by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and sponsored by the Munich Re Foundation. PhD student Nandan Mukherjee accepted the award, and the accompanying €100,000 prize, at the Global Platform 2019 conference in Geneva. The Dundee project beat competition from more than 100 initiatives across 48 co...

Disaster-resilient floating homes win United Nation’s Risk Award 2019