18 Oct 2018

New exhibition explores Jamaica through the lens

Eye-catching photographs of Jamaica since the 1800s, including postcard-like scenes captured by Dundee company Valentine & Sons, will go on display at the University of Dundee this weekend. The Moving Jamaica: Scottish-Caribbean Connections and Local-Global Journeys exhibition contrasts photographs taken in the 19th Century with those taken by contemporary photographers, Varun Baker and Stephen McLaren. The exhibition opens on Saturday 20 October, as part of the University’s Festival of the Future. “Valentine & Sons was one of the world’s largest photographic companies and sent ph...

New exhibition explores Jamaica through the lens

18 Oct 2018

Mercury rising for Dundee space technology

Hardware developed in Dundee will this weekend embark on a seven-year, 48 million-mile mission to Mercury. When the BepiColombo mission to Mercury launches from Kourou, French Guiana on Saturday 20 October it will be equipped with SpaceWire, a computer network developed by University of Dundee and spin-out company STAR-Dundee that connects instruments, processors and other onboard systems. BepiColombo is a joint endeavour between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). It is the first European mission to Mercury, the smallest and least explored planet in the inner Sol...

Mercury rising for Dundee space technology

17 Oct 2018

Dundee’s first Professor of Biochemistry returns to campus

The University of Dundee welcomed back its first Professor of Biochemistry to campus today, as he visited the department and colleagues who he helped bring together more than 40 years ago. Peter Garland who joined the University in 1970, said he was delighted to return and show off his legacy to his daughter and son. Under Peter’s leadership from 1970 to 1984, the biochemistry department, now the School of Life Sciences, became one of the strongest in the UK. Peter, now nearly 85 years old, said that it was only by employing the best researchers that optimum results would be achieved. One of his firs...

Dundee’s first Professor of Biochemistry returns to campus

17 Oct 2018

€1 million project investigates the place of minorities in Europe

A consortium of European resereachers, including from the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee, have been awarded a €1 million grant to explore the experience of minorities and the ways this affects their inclusion in or their alienation from the majority in society. The prestigious funding by the Volkswagen Foundation will see the team to focus on two specific minorities – Muslims and Roma people. It will explore the challenges of misrecognition, i.e. the experience of being treated as if one does not belong to a society one has grown up in and feels part of. The research will provide a new wa...

€1 million project investigates the place of minorities in Europe

16 Oct 2018

From exploration to end-game: experts to discuss future of oil and gas

A conference which will give a comprehensive overview of the issues affecting the oil and gas industry in the UK will be held the University of Dundee next month. Stephen Dow, Senior Lecturer in Energy Law at the University’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, said the UK Oil and Gas seminar will examine many of the issues facing the sector including talks on gas sales, drilling contracts and the tax implications of decommissioning. “The oil industry in the UK is going through a period of substantial change. As a producing province, the UK is running out of resources meanw...

From exploration to end-game: experts to discuss future of oil and gas