Chinese students’ Scottish wedding after finding love in Dundee lab

| 2018

They came from China with a passion for studying biotechnology but two University of Dundee students were celebrating on Friday after completing a lesson in love. Yuting Ling, 28, and Kanheng Zhou, 27, tied the knot in the city’s Registrar’s Office after meeting as PhD students at the University’s School of Science and Engineering. The newlyweds – two of more than 800 Chinese students currently studying at Dundee - said “I do” surrounded by their friends and family, many who had travelled more than 5,500 miles from Shanghai and the nearby city of Nantong, where the coupl...

Argument technology helping to combat fake news

| 2018

Cutting-edge argument technology developed at the University of Dundee will be used by thousands of school pupils across the UK this month as part of a major BBC initiative supporting young people to identify real news and filter out fake or false information. The Centre for Argument Technology (ARG-tech) at the University of Dundee is a world leader in developing technology which can dissect and analyse argument and debate. Among other projects, ARG-tech researchers have collaborated over the past decade with the BBC Religion & Ethics team who produce Radio 4’s `Moral Maze’ programme. Now ...

Students to give staff the third degree

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| news, 2018

Staff and students from the University of Dundee will go head to head this month during a live recording of BBC Radio 4’s ‘The 3rd Degree’ hosted by comedian Steve Punt. Two teams of three will flex their mental muscles in front of a live audience on Friday 23 March at the D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre in the University’s Tower Building. Taking on their students in a battle of the wits will be Dr Paul Campbell, Reader in Physics, Professor Christopher Spray, Chair of Water Science and Policy, and Dr Janice Aitken, Senior Lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art &...

Applications open for Graduate Apprenticeships 2018

Graduate Aprenticeship launch
| news, 2018

The University of Dundee is delighted to announce applications for Graduate Apprenticeships 2018 are now open. The initiative is supported and fully-funded by Skills Development Scotland with the aim of increasing the number of Modern Apprentices to follow the professional pathway to Graduate Apprenticeship. The aims are to equip employees with higher levels of academic learning and accreditations to help them progress as professionals and meet the needs of industry. The University of Dundee launched the Graduate Apprenticeships in 2017 with four degree programmes: Civil Engineering IT Management for...

Body donation discussion launches Saturday Series 2018

Saturday Series
| news, 2018

The impact of human body donation on medical education and research will be discussed at the first instalment of the University of Dundee’s Saturday Series 2018 this weekend. ‘Our Mortal Remains’ will see a panel of female professionals discuss how the generosity of body donors has helped to shape the world of modern anatomical and medical science, as well as their own careers. BBC Scotland presenter Pennie Latin will chair the event, which will take place in the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, from 6 - 7pm. Marking International Women’s Day, the lecture also forms part of the Uni...