Volunteering nets accolade for computer lecturer

| 2018

A University of Dundee lecturer has been honoured for his work in promoting science to the public. Dr Iain Murray, of the University’s Computing department, has been awarded the British Science Association’s (BSA) prestigious Sir Walter Bodmer Award for his decades of service to the charity. Currently the Treasurer of the BSA’s Tayside and Fife branch, Iain said that the accolade had come as a complete surprise to him. “It’s a real honour and I’m very flattered,” he said. “Some of my committee colleagues nominated me and it was only when I got an email from t...

Students take part in 'trip of a lifetime' in China

| 2018

A group of thirty students from across the University of Dundee have arrived in Shanghai to take part in this year's ECUST (East China University of Science and Technology) trip to China. Over the eight week trip the twenty-three students from School of Science and Engineering will joined other students from across the University, to study subjects including Chinese culture, Chinese traditional medicine, general engineering, civil engineering, healthcare, environment and global challenges. Although mainly based in ECUST in Shanghai, they will also spend one week at Hohai University in Nanjing. Professor Z...

Strengthening our links with Tianjin Medical University

| 2018

We were delighted to welcome a delegation from Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China to the University of Dundee. The delegation included, is Professor Chunshui Yu, Vice Principal of TMU and Professor Meng Liang, Associate Dean of School of Medical Imaging at TMU. The purpose of the visit was to renew an articulation agreement in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Imaging and Public Health (this is with School of Medicine). The relationship between the University of Dundee and TMU has been in existence for more than a decade and many TMU students who have studied at Dundee are now working all over the world...

Graduation a family affair as father and son collect degrees

| 2018

Graduation is a time for families to celebrate their loved one’s success, however, this year will be extra special for a Nigerian family who have fallen in love with the University of Dundee. Sulaiman Badmus, who graduated today in Mechanical Engineering will soon witness his father Abdulwaheed Badmus feel the tap of the Dundee bonnet as he graduates from Scottish Law tomorrow. The pair will follow in the footsteps of Sulamain’s sister, Mariam, who graduated from the University two years ago. Meanwhile, Abdulwaheed’s wife, Khadijat, who will be watching the ceremony, is also due to finish...

MOOC aims to improve video game experience

| 2018

The University of Dundee has launched a new online course to help video games companies use the vast amount of data collected from users to enhance the gaming experience and increase profits. Most of the data generated by companies is disregarded despite its value to the gaming industry. This is due to a lack of expertise in storing and analysing data effectively in order to gain insights into gamers’ actions and behaviours. The University’s Computing department is seeking to fill this knowledge gap with a new course, launched on the FutureLearn platform that enables millions of people around t...