21 Sep 2017

Alex Salmond to address renewables conference

Former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond will deliver a keynote speech on renewable energy at a major conference taking place at the University of Dundee later this year. Mr Salmond will speak at the ‘Renewables After Brexit’ event organised by the University’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP). The conference will be held at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Friday 1 December. Experts from the renewables, legal, financial and political sectors discuss the consequences of the UK leaving the European Union for the industry. CEPMLP Director Prof...

Alex Salmond to address renewables conference

20 Sep 2017

Graduates win top prizes at Undergraduate Awards

Two University of Dundee graduates have won global honours at the Undergraduate Awards, the largest international academic accolade programme. Martha Andrews has won the Architecture and Design award and Jordan Skrynka took the honours in the Psychology category.  Both won in the face of fierce competition from students around the world. The students were asked to submit an essay that covers a subject within their field. Martha, who graduated in Interior & Environmental Design in June, wrote about her final-year project where she explored how interior design could help create a happier environment...

Graduates win top prizes at Undergraduate Awards

19 Sep 2017

Smoking number one risk factor for PAD

research also points to diabetes as cause of disease that can lead to limb amputation Smoking and diabetes are the two leading risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD), a narrowing of the arteries which can result in amputation, according to a study carried out at the University of Dundee and part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Diabetics who smoked were 16 times more likely to develop PAD than non-smoking non-diabetics. Cholesterol came top of the list of risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD), when the coronary arteries supplying the heart become narrowed and can cause a he...

Smoking number one risk factor for PAD

19 Sep 2017

Dundee to welcome Singing Children of Africa

22 Kenyan orphans will get a taste of life at University and take to the stage this week as they continue their singing tour of the United Kingdom at the University of Dundee. The ‘Singing Children of Africa’, who are organised by Scottish charity Educate the Kids, first began touring the UK as an act in 2006. They will be given a taste of University life in Scotland on Thursday, 21st September when they are guided by researchers around the campus in Dundee. During the campus tour the children, who range from 9 to 14 years old, will be able to delve into virtual reality and experience a range o...

Dundee to welcome Singing Children of Africa

18 Sep 2017

'Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes our Moods’

University of Dundee academics are to work with children and vulnerable adults from the city to explore the links between their local environment and emotional wellbeing. The team behind 'Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes our Moods’ will ask the group about the places that both positively and negatively impact upon their mood and the reasons for the feelings they invoke. Participants will be asked to photograph various locations they travel to throughout the city and to record when such places bring about a change in mood. “The aim of the project is to build awareness of the ways in which our ...

'Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes our Moods’