7 Jun 2018

Dundee’s global life sciences role highlighted at BIO 2018

The University of Dundee’s contribution to the UK’s strength in the global life sciences sector is being highlighted this week by its Drug Discovery Unit at one of the world’s major scientific gatherings, the 2018 BIO International Convention in Boston. The Drug Discovery Unit operates as a standalone ‘biotech style’ small molecule drug discovery organisation and collaborates with partners worldwide to translate world-class biology research into novel drug targets and candidate drugs across multiple disease indications. This makes it the only DDU of its type in the UK which, i...

Dundee’s global life sciences role highlighted at BIO 2018

6 Jun 2018

Dundee named among ‘Golden Age’ elite

The University of Dundee has been ranked 22nd in the world, and 1st in Scotland, in a new league table of universities founded in the post-war ‘Golden Age’. The Times Higher Education (THE) Golden Age University Rankings cover universities established in the two decades between 1945 and 1967, with 200 institutions from 44 different countries included in the 2018 edition. Dundee was also ranked 8th of the 23 eligible UK universities. The prestigious table applies the same rigorous 13 performance indicators as the overall THE World University Rankings, with universities measured across their teac...

Dundee named among ‘Golden Age’ elite

6 Jun 2018

The Gaff to open at Zoology Museum

A new exhibition of work by Scottish artists David Blyth and Nick Gordon inspired by celebrated polymath D’Arcy Thompson will go on display at the museum that bears his name later this week. The Gaff opens on Friday 8 June at the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum. The artists’ playful response to the preserved specimens in Thompson’s collection feature a range of sculptural works that explore ideas of material culture and the accepted codes of the museum experience. Thompson was the first Professor of Biology at University College Dundee, now the University...

The Gaff to open at Zoology Museum

5 Jun 2018

Monster new edition to celebrate Frankenstein’s Dundee links

A new Dundee Edition of Frankenstein celebrating author Mary Shelley’s links to the city is to be published and distributed free to local schoolchildren later this year. Edited and introduced by Dr Daniel Cook, of the University of Dundee’s English department, the book will comprise the complete 1818 text of the ground-breaking science fiction novel as well as dozens of commissioned images produced by award-winning local comics artists. Broadcaster Billy Kay, who is currently working on a BBC Scotland radio documentary exploring Mary Shelley’s Dundee, will provide the foreword. “Fra...

Monster new edition to celebrate Frankenstein’s Dundee links

4 Jun 2018

V&A Dundee architect among honorary graduates

The University of Dundee will award honorary degrees to ten people – six of them alumni of the University – at summer Graduation in June. Kengo Kuma, architect of V&A Dundee, Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody, and the University’s former Chancellor Lord Naren Patel are among those who will be honoured at the ceremonies in the Caird Hall, where they will be joined by thousands of new graduates. Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, said, “Our honorary graduates are all inspirational figures who have made great impact in their fields, from fou...

V&A Dundee architect among honorary graduates