6 Jun 2018

The Gaff to open at Zoology Museum

A new exhibition of work by Scottish artists David Blyth and Nick Gordon inspired by celebrated polymath D’Arcy Thompson will go on display at the museum that bears his name later this week. The Gaff opens on Friday 8 June at the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum. The artists’ playful response to the preserved specimens in Thompson’s collection feature a range of sculptural works that explore ideas of material culture and the accepted codes of the museum experience. Thompson was the first Professor of Biology at University College Dundee, now the University...

The Gaff to open at Zoology Museum

5 Jun 2018

Monster new edition to celebrate Frankenstein’s Dundee links

A new Dundee Edition of Frankenstein celebrating author Mary Shelley’s links to the city is to be published and distributed free to local schoolchildren later this year. Edited and introduced by Dr Daniel Cook, of the University of Dundee’s English department, the book will comprise the complete 1818 text of the ground-breaking science fiction novel as well as dozens of commissioned images produced by award-winning local comics artists. Broadcaster Billy Kay, who is currently working on a BBC Scotland radio documentary exploring Mary Shelley’s Dundee, will provide the foreword. “Fra...

Monster new edition to celebrate Frankenstein’s Dundee links

4 Jun 2018

V&A Dundee architect among honorary graduates

The University of Dundee will award honorary degrees to ten people – six of them alumni of the University – at summer Graduation in June. Kengo Kuma, architect of V&A Dundee, Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody, and the University’s former Chancellor Lord Naren Patel are among those who will be honoured at the ceremonies in the Caird Hall, where they will be joined by thousands of new graduates. Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, said, “Our honorary graduates are all inspirational figures who have made great impact in their fields, from fou...

V&A Dundee architect among honorary graduates

4 Jun 2018

Diabetes drug could help millions with heart and circulatory disease

New research from the University of Dundee has found that metformin – a cheap drug routinely used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes – could help millions of people living with heart and circulatory disease in the UK.   Two studies involving the drug, led by researchers at the University of Dundee and presented today at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference in Manchester, have provided promising results for patients with high blood pressure-induced heart damage and a condition called aortic stenosis, which causes heart failure. The MET-REMODEL trial, which was funded b...

Diabetes drug could help millions with heart and circulatory disease

31 May 2018

Dundee and CSM Academy launch Singapore nursing partnership

The University of Dundee has established a new partnership in Singapore with CSM Academy International which will see degree-level education provided for hundreds of Singaporean registered nurses every year. The University will provide a combination of in-country and online education for nurses looking to `top-up’ their diploma to degree qualification. Professor Lynn Kilbride, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Dundee, said, “This is a collaboration that broadens our international activity and provides the benefits of degree education from a nursing school at a world top 200 u...

Dundee and CSM Academy launch Singapore nursing partnership