26 Aug 2019

Showcase to highlight exciting innovators

Some of Scotland’s most exciting innovators will be demonstrating the technology of tomorrow at an event hosted by the University of Dundee. Instrument cases made from Harris Tweed, glasses made from coffee grounds and interactive play products to tackle childhood obesity are among the products being showcased by the University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship on Wednesday 28 August. The event, led by Elevator, Scotland’s leading business support organisation, will see the operators of these exciting start-up enterprises speak about their work to an audience consisting of up to 100 investors...

Showcase to highlight exciting innovators

23 Aug 2019

Students “over-the-moon” as Aurora Borealis animation goes viral

A group of University of Dundee students are rising stars in the world of animation after a short film they created went viral online. Their film Fox Fires has been viewed more than 900,000 times - just seven days after it was uploaded to Youtube. The six-minute film, which was inspired by Finnish folklore surrounding the Aurora Borealis, has become a shining star on the video-sharing platform and has even moved fans to tears. With the Aurora season starting in the Finnish Lapland at the end of August, director of the animation, Keilidh Bradley, says the timely release of the film has left her and the team...

Students “over-the-moon” as Aurora Borealis animation goes viral

22 Aug 2019

Doctors learn from student’s spinal tap

A University of Dundee Masters student has designed a model of a spinal tap deemed so realistic that it will now become standardised material for teaching the consultant physicians of the future. Renske Hoste, a Medical Art student from the Netherlands, is getting under the skin of patients with her 3D model of a lumbar puncture – a common but invasive procedure which sees a thin needle inserted between the bones in the lower spine. Her design, which is currently on display at the University of Dundee’s Masters Show 2019, will become core curriculum for all junior physicians in Scotland when it...

Doctors learn from student’s spinal tap

22 Aug 2019

Jean Monnet honour for Dundee academic

A University of Dundee academic has been awarded a prestigious European Commission Professorship to further his research into how ecological and economic justice can be delivered. Professor Raphael Heffron received the Jean Monnet Chair for 2019-2022 on the Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy, one of only four such awards across the whole of the UK and the only one in Scotland. These Chairs recognise excellence in both teaching and research and are open to leading academics across the world whose work is of particular relevance to the European Union. Professor Heffron’s research at the University...

Jean Monnet honour for Dundee academic

21 Aug 2019

Life's a beach in student's new documentary

A University of Dundee student is making a splash in the world of social media after launching her own documentary series about Scotland’s marine life. Elizabeth Mills says that she wants to encourage more people to explore the wonders of the nation’s waters with the launch of When the Tide Retreats, a series of self-produced short films on YouTube. Under her alias of Marine Mumbles, the PhD Civil Engineering student has taken to her presenting role like a duck to water, delving beneath the waves of Aberdeenshire, East Lothian, Fife and Tayside to bring viewers examples of the animal and plant ...

Life's a beach in student's new documentary