15 Feb 2018

Saturday Series 2018

Scotland's oldest continuous free public lecture series returns to the University of Dundee next month with a line-up of prestigious, world-class speakers exploring ways of shaping the future. Now known as the Saturday Series, the programme will run from March through to May. This year's events will cover subjects including how body donation is changing modern medicine, mental health challenges and why young people should be included in policy making. The theme for this year's series is 'shaping the future' in recognition of 2018 being the Year of Young People. Speakers include prominent Dundee graduates L...

Saturday Series 2018

15 Feb 2018

Professor David Coates appointed to TEF panel

Professor David Coates, of the School of Life Sciences, has been appointed as one of the panel members to carry out assessments for the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework subject-level pilot project during spring 2018. Professor Coates, who received an MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List last year for services to biology, will sit on the Natural Sciences panel. “I am very honoured to be asked to contribute to the pilot subject panels for the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) from a very competitive pool,” said Professor Coates. “The subjec...

Professor David Coates appointed to TEF panel

14 Feb 2018

Students’ ‘Sociometer’ named design success

Images by Kevin Sinclair A device designed to measure the amount of time people spend on their phones in a traditional Scottish pub has won a prestigious design award in Shenzhen, China. Three students from the University of Dundee have landed themselves a top spot in the Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents, an international UNESCO competition. Their device, called the ‘Sociometer’, has the look of a seismograph and records the bandwidth data being used by phones on graph paper. Visually capturing how many patrons are on their phones rather than indulging in a pint and patter. The team, Tie...

Students’ ‘Sociometer’ named design success

13 Feb 2018

Professor Sir Pete Downes to retire as Principal

Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee, has announced he will retire at the end of 2018. Professor Downes said, “It has been a tremendous honour and a privilege to lead this great institution for what will have been almost ten years at the time I step down. Being Principal has been the latest and final chapter of my career in the University, which began in 1989. “I have been here long enough to have received a Long Service Award last year. I wear my silver badge, denoting 25-plus years of service, with pride, along with the many staff who have share...

Professor Sir Pete Downes to retire as Principal

7 Feb 2018

Dundee to share in £54 million funding

Health Data Research UK is awarding £30 million funding to six sites across the UK – with a further £24 million to be invested in upcoming activities – to address challenginghealthcare issues throughuse of data science. The University of Dundee is part of a Scottish collaboration forming one of the six centres. Each site has world-class expertise; a track record in using health data to derive new knowledge, scientific discovery and insight; and works in close partnership with NHS bodies and the public to translate research findings into benefits for patients and populations. From Ap...

Dundee to share in £54 million funding