19 Jun 2019

Dundee placed in world’s top 100 for research quality

The University of Dundee is one of the world’s top 100 universities for research quality, according to a major survey released today (June 19). The Nature Index 2019 tracks contributions to research articles published in 82 high-quality natural science journals, chosen by an independent group of researchers. For the first time, the Nature Index has produced a normalised ranking which takes an institution’s size into account when calculating the output of high-quality research. In this table Dundee ranks 84th in the world. Professor Andrew Atherton, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the Universit...

Dundee placed in world’s top 100 for research quality

19 Jun 2019

Dundee underdogs to row at Henley

Five University of Dundee students will attempt to make waves in the world of rowing this weekend when they take part in one of the UK’s top elite rowing competitions. For the first time in 14 years, the Dundee University Boat Club, who train on a stretch of the River Tay between Dundee and Perth affectionately known as ‘the swamp’, are sending a female crew to compete at Henley Women’s Regatta. The ambitious team, who may well have set a Guinness World Record for rowing in March, consists of second-year students Fiona Lapp (Mathematics), Katie Canniford (Adult Nursing), Isabel...

Dundee underdogs to row at Henley

18 Jun 2019

School pupils to design special digital assistants

The University of Dundee is challenging the technologists of tomorrow to explore the Artificial Intelligence used by the likes of Alexa and Siri to help people with the most complex disabilities. S2 pupils from across the East of Scotland will face off in the University’s annual Strathmore Trophy computing competition on Monday 24 June. Sixteen schools will be represented at this year’s competition. Pupils will have two hours to design a new digital assistant along the lines of Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri or Google Assistant, but for users who are unable to speak. Researchers at th...

School pupils to design special digital assistants

18 Jun 2019

Graduation week brings double delight for Yvonne

A University of Dundee lecturer will watch on with pride as her son graduates from the institution this week – only to do the same herself 48 hours later. Dr Yvonne Wedekind will collect her Masters in Medical Education in the Caird Hall on Friday, just two days after watching her son, Nadeem, graduate with a First Class MA in English and Film. A GP Clinical Teacher at Dundee Medical School, Dr Wedekind says that this week’s ceremonies will be cause for a double celebration. “Graduation is always a happy occasion, but this year will be particularly special for me,” she sai...

Graduation week brings double delight for Yvonne

17 Jun 2019

Fellow mother’s academic success inspires graduand Iliana

All parents returning to education face additional challenges so when Iliana Francia-Elliott found out she was pregnant with her second child partway through her studies she knew she had a major decision to make. Iliana will receive a First Class Honours Art & Philosophy degree on Wednesday, the first day of this year’s University of Dundee summer Graduation ceremonies. The event comes less than three years since she and her partner Jim learned they were to be parents again. Knowing how demanding newborns are and the pressure she was already under balancing her responsibilities as mother to Kayle...

Fellow mother’s academic success inspires graduand Iliana