19 May 2017

University to honour leading international figures

Legendary Olympian Katherine Grainger, Oscar-nominated film director David Mackenzie and famed actor-turned-science advocate Alan Alda will have Honorary Degrees conferred upon them by the University of Dundee next month. They are among the leading figures from the worlds of film, sport, art, charity and the judiciary who will receive a Doctor of Laws (LLD) at the University’s annual graduation ceremonies, which take place between Wednesday 21st and Friday 23rd June. Several of this year’s honorary graduates are high-achieving alumni of the University, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary ...

University to honour leading international figures

18 May 2017

Dundee ranks in world top 30 in Leiden rankings

The University of Dundee has been rated among the world’s best universities in terms of impact of scientific research, being placed 28th in the 2017 CWTS Leiden Rankings. The CWTS Leiden Rankings offer key insights into the scientific performance of over 900 major universities worldwide. A sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators provides statistics on the scientific impact of universities and on universities’ involvement in scientific collaboration. Dundee is ranked 28th in the world when looking at the proportion of a University’s published scientific research that ranks in the top ...

Dundee ranks in world top 30 in Leiden rankings

17 May 2017

Giant Clydesdale ready to rock Degree Show crowds

An 8 ½ foot-tall, 47-stone steel rocking horse depicting oppression and class tension within Scotland is one of the star exhibits at this year’s University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show. The giant Clydesdale was created by Ulrika Kjeldsen, a final-year student at the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, for the exhibition. It forms the centrepiece of Ulrika’s display at the 2017 Degree Show, which opens this Friday. Twenty-three-year-old Ulrika, originally from the Aland Islands, an autonomous region of Finland, was inspired to study ...

Giant Clydesdale ready to rock Degree Show crowds

16 May 2017

New Code of Practice for investigators of fire and explosions

A new code of practice for the investigation of fires and explosions within the criminal justice system was launched today, May 16th 2017. The new Code of Practice is supported by the National Fire Chiefs Council, the Institution of Fire Engineers and the UK Association of Fire Investigators, the three leading organisations representing the profession across the UK. The Code has been developed by a multi-agency team led by the University of Dundee, one of the world’s foremost centres for research in forensic sciences. The Code was presented at the Scottish Fire Symposium taking place at the Scottish ...

New Code of Practice for investigators of fire and explosions

16 May 2017

University of Dundee gets ready to welcome back its Alumni

Hundreds of graduates of the University of Dundee will return to the city from all over the world this weekend to join celebrations marking the University’s 50th anniversary. Former students, and their families from as far afield as Australia and the USA will be flooding back to the campus where many of them started their academic careers. The returning alumni will add to the buzz in the city on a weekend when the University’s annual Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show also opens. Celebrations for the alumni weekend will include visits to the Degree Show and a host of other events co-ordin...

University of Dundee gets ready to welcome back its Alumni