18 Sep 2018

Event to GROW awareness of soil quality concerns

Dundee will become the frontline in the fight to save Europe’s soil this week as the city prepares to host a special seminar. The GROW Observatory, a University of Dundee-led project, is inviting members of the public to identify issues that could jeopardise the nation’s future food supply at an event to be hosted at the Baxter Park Centre on Thursday. The Europe-wide initiative is bringing people throughout Central Scotland together to highlight issues relating to land management, climate change and other environmental factors that are jeopardising the sustainability of the planet’s soil...

Event to GROW awareness of soil quality concerns

18 Sep 2018

Sustainability and renewal on the agenda for Dundee visit

The University of Dundee will this week welcome professionals who have contributed to some of Europe’s great urban renewal success stories to explore how medium-sized cities can become more environmentally, economically and culturally sustainable. The University is hosting an international seminar by the Academy of Urbanism (AoU) at West Park Centre on Thursday 20 September. ‘Contemporary Approaches to Sustainability in European Cities’ will bring almost 300 architects, planners, policy makers and other delegates from across Europe together to discuss the application of contemporary strat...

Sustainability and renewal on the agenda for Dundee visit

17 Sep 2018

Research reveals secrets of Shetland tsunamis

Shetland has been hit by at least two more tsunamis in the past 10,000 years than previously thought, and scientists are working to identify where the giant waves originated. Around 8,200 years ago, the Storegga submarine landslide off the coast of Norway caused a 20-metre high tsunami to sweep across Shetland. Sands found at various points across the isles, mainland Scotland and in Norway, the Faroe Isles and Greenland proved the tsunami’s towering height, and the event has been well-reported. Scientists funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) have identified sands on Shetland that...

Research reveals secrets of Shetland tsunamis

13 Sep 2018

New TV murder investigation series features University forensic expert

University of Dundee forensic scientist Dr Helen Meadows will be sharing her expertise in a new ten-part TV series looking at the role of the police and other experts in some of the most challenging murder cases in the UK and USA. The series ‘How I caught the killer’ launches on Sky Witness tomorrow (Thursday 13 September) at 10pm. Produced by Woodcut Media the series, narrated by former police officer and Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding, takes an in-depth look at what it is like to be a police officer working on murder cases. Dr Meadows, an expert in hand identification and vein pattern analy...

New TV murder investigation series features University forensic expert

13 Sep 2018

Legal Recruitment Fair a “win-win situation”

The next generation of legal professionals can put prospective employers in the dock as the University of Dundee prepares to host one of the sector’s largest recruitment fairs. Hundreds of students and graduates are expected to descend on the University’s Bonar Hall on Monday 17 September to meet with legal firms from across the United Kingdom. With Dundee ranked third in the UK for Law by the Guardian University Guide 2019, renowned national and international firms such as Womble Bond Dickinson, Pinsent Masons, and Dickson Minto will be among those looking to speak to students, alongside emine...

Legal Recruitment Fair a “win-win situation”