29 Aug 2018

New Contemporaries accolade for artists and architect

Fourteen graduates who vowed visitors to this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show have been chosen to exhibit at Scotland’s most prestigious platform for young creative talent. The University of Dundee contingent will compete for prizes with a total value of more than £40,000 at the 10th annual New Contemporaries exhibition, which takes place at the Royal Scottish Academy Galleries in February. Thirteen artists and one architect from the University will be exhibiting, along with dozens of graduates of Scotland’s other art colleges wh...

New Contemporaries accolade for artists and architect

27 Aug 2018

Festival of the Future marks another exciting step in Dundee’s reinvention

A major new national festival exploring the space between science, music, art and design will take place at the University of Dundee for the first time this autumn as the city’s cultural regeneration continues. Festival of the Future takes place from October 17-21 and will celebrate how collaboration across the scientific and creative spheres are helping to address the biggest issues of our times, from the local to the global level. Award-winning authors Chris Brookmyre and Ken MacLeod will discuss the future of AI, among other topics, while musician Be Charlotte will give a performance demonstrating...

Festival of the Future marks another exciting step in Dundee’s reinvention

22 Aug 2018

Student reveals the face of ancient Canary Islander

A University of Dundee student has recreated the face of an indigenous Canary Islander, a culture thought to have been wiped out by the Spanish Empire six centuries ago. Karina Osswald, originally from Canada, has revealed what a Guanche woman, aged 25-35 years old, may have looked like. The Guanche were an indigenous group who inhabited the Canary Islands from the 1st Century AD until the 15th Century – when they were invaded and culturally absorbed by Spanish settlers. Karina’s reconstruction is currently on display alongside the works of over 80 students as part of this year’s Duncan o...

Student reveals the face of ancient Canary Islander

21 Aug 2018

£2 million boost for Dundee researchers

Two University of Dundee scientists have been awarded prestigious fellowships worth more than £1 million each to fund their research over the next five years. Dr Greg Findlay and Dr David Murray received Sir Henry Dale Fellowships that will enable them to develop the work and profile of their laboratories. Two postdoctoral positions will also be created at Dundee’s School of Life Sciences as a result of the award. Dr Findlay, a group leader in the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit, will use the funding to study a newly discovered control mechanism for Embr...

£2 million boost for Dundee researchers

20 Aug 2018

DUSA named top in Scotland by students

Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) has once again been named one of the top students’ unions in the UK, according to the Student Crowd’s Top 20 UK Student Union Awards 2018 list released today. The list, which is compiled by inviting nearly 8,000 current students and graduates to rate their own student unions, placed DUSA top in Scotland and third in the UK. Sofia Skevofylaka, DUSA President, said, “We pride ourselves on being a student-led organisation, so it is hugely rewarding for us when our students recognise our hard work. We strive to offer the best student experi...

DUSA named top in Scotland by students