26 Mar 2014

£5m funding boost for V&A at Dundee from Creative Scotland

V&A at Dundee has been awarded £5m from National Lottery funds through Creative Scotland to help establish an international centre of design for Scotland. Designed by the celebrated Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, V&A at Dundee is the flagship of the city’s ambitious waterfront redevelopment plans.   Philip Long, Director of V&A at Dundee welcomed Creative Scotland’s support, which he says will play a vital role in the realisation of the groundbreaking project.  “This is fantastic news for V&A at Dundee. We look forward to working closely with Creative Scotl...

9 Jan 2014

'The Defence of an Independent Scotland' - AHRI Lecture on 15th January

The challenges of defending an independent Scotland in the event of a 'yes' vote in this year's referendum will be explored at a public lecture at the University of Dundee next week. Esteemed military historian Professor Sir Hew Strachan will talk about the subject at the D'Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building, at 6pm on Wednesday, 15th January. The event is the latest instalment of the Arts & Humanities Research Institute (AHRI) Lecture and Seminar Series 2013/14 and is presented in co-operation with the University's 5 Million Questions initiative. Professor Sir Hew is Chichele Professor of t...

6 Jan 2014

CBE for Professor Doreen Cantrell

Professor Doreen Cantrell, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has been awarded a CBE in the 2014 New Year Honours. Professor Cantrell was recognised for her services to life sciences. 'I am honoured and delighted to have been awarded a CBE for services to Life Sciences,' said Professor Cantrell. 'I have the privilege of working with an outstanding team in the College of Life Sciences and this honour would not have been possible without their support. I feel this award reflects the impact that Life Sciences research makes to the University, the City of Dunde...