16 Jun 2016

University of Dundee providing £740m boost to Scottish economy and supports over 8000 jobs

The University of Dundee contributes over £740M to the Scottish economy annually For every £1 of Scottish Government funding, the University generates over £7 for the Scottish economy 1 in every 12 jobs in Dundee is supported by the University’s activities The University of Dundee supports over £740million of turnover in businesses in Scotland, according to an economic and social impact study carried out by the Fraser of Allander Institute. The report shows how vital the University is to the economy of east and central Scotland. One in every 12 of the jobs in Dundee – ...

University of Dundee providing £740m boost to Scottish economy and supports over 8000 jobs

15 Jun 2016

Dundee shows off the lighter side of research

A group of wise-cracking researchers and students from the University of Dundee will make the jump from lecture theatre to the stage later this month when they perform at the latest Bright Club event. The next instalment of Dundee’s freshest comedy club with an intellectual twist takes place at Braes on Tuesday, 21st June at 8.30pm. Comedian Susan Morrison, who will be hosting the event, said, “I am delighted to return as compere for the funniest night this side of the Tay. “Bright Club always stands out as a great night, especially since it’s the only comedy event with such weird a...

Dundee shows off the lighter side of research

14 Jun 2016

Dundee named among Europe’s most innovative universities

University top in Scotland The University of Dundee is ranked among the top 20 most innovative universities in Europe, and first in Scotland, in a new ranking produced by Reuters. Reuters say their list of Europe’s 100 most innovative universities `identifies the educational institutions that are doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies, and help drive the global economy.’ Dundee is ranked 18th in the list, with only Imperial, Cambridge, Oxford and Manchester ranking higher in the UK. “This is yet another accolade for us in a year when we have been named Scottish Unive...

Dundee named among Europe’s most innovative universities

14 Jun 2016

Researchers discover new enzyme family

Researchers from the University of Dundee have discovered a new family of enzymes that could provide greater understanding into the development of diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Frontotemporal dementia. In research published online in the journal Molecular Cell, Dr Yogesh Kulathu and colleagues from the University’s School of Life Sciences have reported the discovery of a completely new group of Deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs). This contradicts the scientific community’s widely held belief that all families of DUBs had already been identified. Ubiquitin signals impact on a wide ...

Researchers discover new enzyme family

14 Jun 2016

Scotland’s first Graduate Medical Programme

Scotland’s first Graduate Medical Programme, designed to meet the current and future needs of the country’s NHS, will be delivered by the Universities of Dundee, St Andrews and the Highlands and Islands, it has been announced today (June 14th). The Scottish Graduate Entry Medical Programme (ScotGEM) is a four-year programme that could accommodate up to 50 students per year, starting in the academic year 2018/19 subject to approval from the General Medical Council. The programme will have a particular focus on recruitment of Scottish graduates to increase the likelihood of trainees remaining in ...

Scotland’s first Graduate Medical Programme