4 Jul 2018

Graduates’ business goals given a Sporting Chance

Two University of Dundee graduates have had their business careers kick-started after winning a national sports design competition. Jamie Spratt and Ronan Joy have both been named as winners in this year’s Sporting Chance Sports Innovation Challenge, securing a share of a £15,000 prize fund. The pair will also receive 12 months of support and office space from the Stirling-based business incubator The Sport Hive after their respective designs impressed a panel of industry experts. Business Computing graduate Ronan Joy will now develop a concept sensor suit that maps the motion of rugby players ...

Graduates’ business goals given a Sporting Chance

3 Jul 2018

All ages to go ape for anatomy

Some of science’s more intriguing mysteries, such as humans’ genetic link to Bonobos and the journey of our digestive system, will be brought to life this Saturday for a one-off special event. Organised by University of Dundee masters students Hannah Newey and Lissie Cowley, the free event invites members of the public to get hands-on with human and bonobo anatomy. ‘The Art of Anatomy’, which takes place at the Dundee Science Centre on Saturday 7 July between 10am – 4pm, will include interactive 3D models, a kid’s crafting station and scheduled talks from Anatomist Luke ...

All ages to go ape for anatomy

2 Jul 2018

Professor Andrew Atherton appointed Principal & Vice-Chancellor

The University of Dundee has appointed Professor Andrew Atherton as its new Principal and Vice-Chancellor. Professor Atherton is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Enterprise at Lancaster University and is an expert in SME policy and China. At Lancaster he is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the overall academic development of the University, and oversees annual planning and major institutional projects. Ronnie Bowie, Chair of the University Court, said, “I am delighted we have been able to appoint Andrew as our new Principal after a very competitive and rigorous r...

Professor Andrew Atherton appointed Principal & Vice-Chancellor

29 Jun 2018

Tee Time at Botanic Garden

The University of Dundee is hosting a new kind of course that could lead green-fingered golf fans to a different kind of Masters. As the world’s top golfers arrive in Scotland ahead of the Open Championship at Carnoustie next month, staff at the University’s Botanic Garden are already getting into the swing of things as they prepare to open their very own putting green. The six-hole layout will open to the public on Monday 2 July, giving visitors the chance to ensure their short game skills can match those competing over the Angus links. Bob Sutherland, Acting Garden Manager and designer of the...

Tee Time at Botanic Garden

29 Jun 2018

Research and teaching wins at Herald HE Awards

We have won Research Project of the Year and the Enhanced Student Learning Awards at the Herald Higher Education Awards, held last night in Glasgow. Professor Ghulam Nabi’s work on prostate cancer research was named Research Project of the Year, a category in which the `Hands of X’ project led by Dr Graham Pullin was also highly commended. Our Global Health Challenge team picked up the Enhanced Student Learning Award for a project which has engaged students and external partners. Professor Nabi’s work on prostate cancer has identified a new method offering more successful diagnosis and ma...

Research and teaching wins at Herald HE Awards