5 Jul 2019

Summer exhibition is time to shine for unseen art

Stunning examples of unseen Victorian-era art will go on display at the University of Dundee this summer. The works of several Scottish artists will be exhibited publicly for the first time with the launch of the exhibition ‘Scottish Art 1800-1900’, which opens in the University’s Tower Foyer Gallery on Friday 5 July. Featuring pieces from members of the celebrated Glasgow Boys and influential artists such as Robert Scott Lauder, David Wilkie and William Quiller Orcharson, the free exhibition features a small selection from the institution’s extensive collection and showcases a gold...

Summer exhibition is time to shine for unseen art

4 Jul 2019

Creatures from the Tay to help explore what it means to be human

A hitherto undiscovered civilisation living beneath the River Tay are set to emerge from their aquatic asylum and deliver their verdict on our species when the University of Dundee hosts the UK’s national celebration of the humanities later this year. Dundee has once again been named as one of five hubs for the Being Human festival, which takes place from 14-23 November. The programme will be built around the theme of ‘The Aquatic City’, with events showcasing the range of scholarship at the University. The imaginary civilisation will provide a starting point to explore the relationship b...

Creatures from the Tay to help explore what it means to be human

3 Jul 2019

Dundee ranked among UK’s top 5 for student satisfaction

The University of Dundee has been ranked 4th among UK universities for overall student satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS). The University recorded overall satisfaction of 90%, up 2% on the 2018 result and well above the sector average of 84%, and was ranked 2nd in Scotland. The National Student Survey is a census of nearly half a million students undertaken independently by Ipsos MORI and evaluates how satisfied students are with the quality of their higher education experience. Dundee’s rankings relate to non-specialist universities across the UK. The survey asks full-time first ...

Dundee ranked among UK’s top 5 for student satisfaction

3 Jul 2019

Poets pit Scotland’s personality against itself

Some of Scotland’s most famous people, places and products have been pitted against one another as part of a new poetry publication. From Laphroaig versus Buckfast, to Oor Wullie against Black Bob, to Jimmy Shand meeting Jack Bruce, and cullen skink taking on Irn-Bru, the new book Scotia Extremis brings together more than 100 acclaimed Scottish poets to take a sideways look at what makes, and makes up, Scotland. The book is co-edited by Andy Jackson, a poet and medical librarian at the University of Dundee, and Brian Johnstone, founder of StAnza: Scotland’s International Poetry Festival and wil...

Poets pit Scotland’s personality against itself

2 Jul 2019

Professor Sir Mike Ferguson honoured with a knighthood

Mike Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has today received a knighthood for his services to science. Professor Sir Mike, one of the UK’s most eminent life scientists, received the award at Holyrood on Tuesday 2 July after his accolade was announced in the most recent New Year’s Honours list. He helped establish the University’s Drug Discovery Unit which works with health agencies and pharmaceutical companies to advance new treatments to combat diseases as Chagas’ disease and tuberculosis, including developing an anti-malarial drug now in human t...

Professor Sir Mike Ferguson honoured with a knighthood