21 Jul 2016

Student racers break records at Formula competition

A team of University of Dundee students who build race cars have won a top award at Silverstone during the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) annual Formula Student competition. The global IMechE Formula Student competition sees over 130 teams from more than 30 countries entering their custom-built cars and prides itself on being the best educational engineering challenge in the motorsport industry. Find out more about Engineering at the University of Dundee The Dundee team, known as DRIVE, were awarded the Breakthrough Award 2016 by Formula Student’s Chairman Andrew Deakin, who congratula...

Student racers break records at Formula competition

20 Jul 2016

What a difference a day makes – satellite images show the unpredictability of the British summer

Images captured by the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station yesterday and today starkly illustrate the changing nature of the British summer. While Tuesday, 19th July was recorded as the nation’s hottest day of the year so far, Wednesday 20th saw thunder and lightning storms and heavy rain come to parts of the British Isles. The side-by-side images (captured by the NPP satellite at 1255 GMT on 19/07/16 and 1237 GMT on 20/07/16 respectively) demonstrate how things changed in 24 hours. The images are free to use but MUST BE CREDITED to 'NEODAAS/University of Dundee'....

What a difference a day makes – satellite images show the unpredictability of the British summer

20 Jul 2016

Schools out for Summer

A summer of hard work ends this week for a record-breaking number of students who will graduate from the Summer Schools at the University of Dundee. On Thursday, 21st July 170 students will look ahead to new challenges having completed the Dundee University Access to Learning (DUAL) and OSS Access Summer Schools. First launched in 1993 as a means of encouraging able students from all backgrounds and circumstances to prove their ability to qualify for study through a special targeted course. Since then 2,000 students from a diverse range of backgrounds have graduated from the University’s summer progr...

Schools out for Summer

15 Jul 2016

Sixteen Oor Wullies designed by Duncan of Jordanstone graduates

No fewer than 16 of the Oor Wullie sculptures currently wowing Dundonians and visitors to the city have been designed by alumni of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail, Dundee’s largest ever mass-participation public art event, has seen 55 sculptures of Scotland’s favourite comic character Oor Wullie installed in locations across the city. Thousands of fans, young and old, have been trekking across Dundee and its hinterland to bag all the statues and to pose for a selfie with them before they are auctioned off to raise money for The ARCHIE Foundation...

Sixteen Oor Wullies designed by Duncan of Jordanstone graduates

14 Jul 2016

Boehringer Ingelheim and University of Dundee collaborate to develop new class of medicines

Collaboration aims to develop PROteolysis TArgeting Chimeric molecules (PROTACs) – a new therapeutic modality that is able to degrade proteins playing a central role in disease processes PROTACs and their new mechanism of action are expected to open new horizons for drug development allowing new drug targets to be accessible Research has potential to develop innovative new treatment options for patients with high medical need Boehringer Ingelheim and the University of Dundee will join forces in an exciting collaboration aiming to develop a novel class of medicines that target disease-causing protei...

Boehringer Ingelheim and University of Dundee collaborate to develop new class of medicines