15 Mar 2019

Caribbean conference challenges energy conceptions

Continuing concerns over climate change have prompted a steady shift towards cleaner sources of energy. However, as nations strive to keep the lights on, how do some countries keep up with the rapid deployment of new energy technologies? World-leading experts in global energy law and sustainability will head to Trinidad and Tobago later this month to discuss how different economies and industries can make a ‘just transition’ to a low-carbon energy future. The 3rd Biennial University of the West Indies Faculty of Law Oil and Gas Law Conference and the Just Transition Initiative Conference will t...

Caribbean conference challenges energy conceptions

15 Mar 2019

New series explores links between science and justice

Could you be tried for shooting a gun you’ve never touched? Does DNA always hold the answer? These are some of the questions to be answered at a new series of events allowing members of the public to learn about forensic science while relaxing in the pub. Crime Cafe, created and hosted by the University of Dundee’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) is an informal, open event for discussions about science within the justice system. The events will be held at Clarks on Lindsay Street over the next few months. The inaugural Crime Café, ‘Lord Lovat’s last re...

New series explores links between science and justice

14 Mar 2019

Varsity slam dunk success for Dundee

Dundee’s largest amateur sporting event ended with a resounding victory for the University of Dundee this year, as they retained the Tay Varsity Challenge Trophy. More than 600 sporting students went head-to-head during the inter-university event, with matches taking place across the city. A record number of spectators came down to support the clubs, who whilst fiercely battling it out for a top spot, competed in good spirits. The University of Dundee’s victory of 14-6 was confirmed with the sound of the klaxon which brought an end to the highly contested Men’s Basketball final. ‌Dun...

Varsity slam dunk success for Dundee

14 Mar 2019

New way of testing for cocaine discovered

Image is credit G.S. Thomson 2018   Researchers from the University of Dundee have developed a new chemical sensor for cocaine that may lead to potential new point of seizure tests for police officers, customs officers, prison officers and medical professionals who routinely test for controlled substances. The new, specific colour-spot test has been developed by Dr Oluwasesan Adegoke and colleagues at the University’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS). Forensic laboratories are often called upon to identify tablets, liquids and unknown powders that may contain a controlled ...

New way of testing for cocaine discovered

14 Mar 2019

Kenya competition puts legal skills on trial

Young Kenyans targeting a future in advocacy had their legal skills put on trial as part of a University of Dundee competition. The country’s next generation of legal professionals took their first steps towards the courtroom as they competed in the University’s Kenya Schools Mooting Competition. Youngsters from four Nairobi secondary schools took part in the inaugural event, which was held in the Kenyan capital’s Kempinski Hotel and organised in conjunction with SI-UK Kenya, an independent service that supports students applying to UK universities. Schools presented teams of four pupils,...

Kenya competition puts legal skills on trial