28 Dec 2018

Knighthood for Professor Mike Ferguson

Professor Mike Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has received a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list. Professor Ferguson has been honoured for his services to science. “I am thrilled to receive this great honour, but minded immediately that it recognises the efforts of many at the University of Dundee – my home for 30 years and an institution where collaboration and cooperation are truly valued, and where advancing knowledge into solutions is highly-prized,” said Professor Ferguson. “Together, we have managed to build in Dundee ...

Knighthood for Professor Mike Ferguson

28 Dec 2018

‘PETAL’ concept sews graduate's seeds of success

The budding career of a University of Dundee graduate is set to bloom after her flower-inspired housing concept won a £30,000 prize. Katarina Spenerova’s modular living design ‘PETAL’ wowed judges as she was named overall winner at the Society of British and International Design’s Student Design Competition. Having taken six months out after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Interior and Environmental Design in the summer, Katarina, who lives in Aberdeen, said that the prestigious accolade would allow her career to take root. “Being named overall winn...

‘PETAL’ concept sews graduate's seeds of success

21 Dec 2018

£1.5 million boost for Dundee scientist

A University of Dundee researcher has been awarded £1.5 million to investigate a parasite that leads to the death of tens of thousands of children around the world each year and blights the lives of millions more.Dr Mattie Christine Pawlowic, a researcher at the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) within Dundee’s School of Life Sciences, has been awarded a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship to develop her research into the fundamental biology of Cryptosporidium. These parasites cause chronic diarrhoea, or cryptosporidiosis, which is estimated to kill 48,000 children under the age of fiv...

£1.5 million boost for Dundee scientist

19 Dec 2018

Bursary support for Summer School graduates

A group of University of Dundee students will each receive £100 bursaries to help towards the cost of their studies this week. The bursaries, donated by Strachans Ltd, an Aberdeenshire-based distributor of food and catering goods to the offshore industry, are being awarded to ten students who earned their places at Dundee having completed the University’s Access Summer School course earlier this year.  Stanley Morrice, chairman of Strachans, was made an honorary professor in the University’s School of Business last month. Strachans decided to fund the bursaries after Professor Morric...

Bursary support for Summer School graduates

19 Dec 2018

Lisburn girl’s award recognises links to Northern Ireland

From Danny Blanchflower to Snow Patrol, the University of Dundee has a proud history of welcoming Northern Irish students to Scotland and a new award, presented for the first time this year, celebrates this relationship. The University of Dundee Mathematics Award will be given to Northern Ireland’s top performing student in GCSE Mathematics each year. The inaugural prize has been shared by James Pratt of Methodist College in Belfast and Anna Trimble of Wallace High School in Lisburn. Dundee representatives visited Wallace High School yesterday to present Anna with her award, after James received his ...

Lisburn girl’s award recognises links to Northern Ireland