We're shortlisted as University of the Year in Times Higher Education Awards

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| news, 2017

The University of Dundee has been shortlisted as the `University of the Year’ for the Times Higher Education Awards 2017. The shortlisting recognises the University’s remarkable progress over the academic year 2015-16. Following a realignment of the University’s academic and professional structure, which took effect in August 2015, we have: twice been named Scottish University of the Year achieved an average rise of 20 places across the three main league tables in the UK achieved record scores in the National Student Survey, in the top ten in the UK been given a Gold Award in the Teachin...

School of Science and Engineering Welcome Week

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| news, 2017

The University of Dundee is looking forward to welcoming all its students for another academic year of learning and fun. If you're new there is lots of useful information on the University of Dundee website including a handy list of things of bring in your hand luggage for those flying and advice on settling in. And if your parents are asking loads of questions, there's a section just for them. For Science & Engineering students, there's a designated welcome webpage just for you, but there are a few key dates to keep in mind. These include matriculation. But one non-academic event to add to your calend...

University group showcases painting with eyes technology

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| news, 2017

A team from the University of Dundee's Augmentative and Alternative Communication Research Group took part in a sell-out event at the National Museum Scotland in Edinburgh recently. The group, who were there alongside acts currently performing at the capital's Fringe Festival, wowed audiences with demonstrations of an eye gaze system that allows people to work on a computer by just looking at it. Vistors had the opportunity to use the system to channel their inner artist and create their own Jackson Pollock style picture by using just their eyes. Rolf Black, who took part in the evening's event, explained:...

Medical Art student channels experience into animation

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| news, 2017

A University of Dundee student who battled cancer has used his experiences during treatment to come up with a novel way to help cancer specialist nurses. Medical Art student Ryan Berardi, from New Jersey has created a 3D animation for nurses to use if chemotherapy is unintentionally wrongly administered. This project is part of Ryan’s exhibit at this year’s Masters Show, which takes place at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design from Friday, 18th August. Ryan’s animation focuses on a patient’s anatomy, but also involves surgical tools and equipment. It could be used ...

Second group of summer school students graduate

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| news, 2017

Students on our Science and Engineer summer school have celebrated their graduation. Some 60 students have been here for the past two weeks taking part in various classes including a visit to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, the creative hub at the heart of the University of Dundee. The students are from a number of our partner institutions all in China and are studying a number of different subjects including engineering. Furniture design student, Shaokun Hao from South China Agricultural University said: “The facilities here are really good and it’s very modern compared to w...