26 Sep 2016

Research reveals genetic mutations driving skin cancer

A research collaboration led by the University of Dundee and the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute has uncovered a common underlying cause in many cases of one of the most widespread forms of skin cancer. The rate of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), a potentially devastating form of the disease, is rapidly rising and has more than doubled in Scotland over the last 20 years. Despite this growing problem, there is relatively little concrete understanding as to what drives these cancers to form. In order to gain a fuller picture of the processes driving cSCC, the multidisciplinary research team ex...

Research reveals genetic mutations driving skin cancer

23 Sep 2016

Dundee is Scottish University of the Year – again!

The University of Dundee has been named Scottish University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for a second consecutive year. Dundee has been hailed for excellent teaching quality and student experience, being placed in the top ten in the UK for both key measures in the Good University Guide analysis. The Guide also noted the strength of research at the University and the institution’s economic, social and cultural impact. “Dundee proves it is possible to be both an outstanding teaching university and one at the cutting edge in research work - and for this it earne...

Dundee is Scottish University of the Year – again!

23 Sep 2016

Dundee is Scottish University of the Year – again!

The University of Dundee has been named Scottish University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for a second consecutive year. Dundee has been hailed for excellent teaching quality and student experience, being placed in the top ten in the UK for both key measures in the Good University Guide analysis. The Guide also noted the strength of research at the University and the institution’s economic, social and cultural impact. “Dundee proves it is possible to be both an outstanding teaching university and one at the cutting edge in research work - and for this it earne...

Dundee is Scottish University of the Year – again!

22 Sep 2016

Dundee-designed mirror reflects more than just looks

Have you ever looked in a mirror and wondered who is looking back? Or what your fourteen year-old self would think of you now? A new device developed by product designers at the University of Dundee and Northumbria University, Newcastle is answering these questions by capturing your looks and playing music from your estimated adolescence. Developed as a research prototype that uses online artificial intelligence to guess your age and play music from when it estimates you were 14 years-old, the ‘SelfReflector’ has also shown the potential to change the way that people interact with shops. The mi...

Dundee-designed mirror reflects more than just looks

22 Sep 2016

User Centre celebrates decade of discovery

The pioneering User Centre at the University of Dundee will celebrate a decade of bringing the benefits of modern technology to the elderly and adults with severe communication disabilities tomorrow. The User Centre, based in the Queen Mother Building, will commemorate its first ten years of innovative research with the unveiling of a plaque in memory of John Gibson, first chair and founding member of the Centre who passed away last year. The event will coincide with the announcement of Hollywood actor Brian Cox as the Centre’s first Patron. For a decade, the User Centre has been meeting the needs of...

User Centre celebrates decade of discovery