Social Sciences

10 Dec 2017

Human Rights Day sees the establishment of a new working group

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December - the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At the University of Dundee, we celebrate this important day by establishing the Dundee Human Rights Working Group. The working group builds on the recent expansion of human rights-related research capacity across the University of Dundee. As such, it builds on the strong foundation of human rights expertise and on research taking place across many disciplines at the University of Dundee, and will provide an excellent forum for future projects. Am...

5 Dec 2017

University works to secure India’s water future

Collaborative research between Scotland and India has begun on a major water management project in India, with researchers from the University of Dundee exploring the impact of increasing population and rapid economic development on water resources. The £2million pound project, UPSCALE, is being carried out in the Cauvery river basin in India, and is funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council in the UK and the Ministry of Earth Sciences in India. The University of Dundee is one of six UK-based partners working with Indian organisations to understand trends in water use and management in ord...

University works to secure India’s water future

27 Nov 2017

Socio-Legal Environmental Studies

Prof. Colin Reid was one of the speakers a workshop on "Exploring the 'Socio-Legal' in Environmental Law" held in Cardiff.  He contributed to the session on Making History, exploring what historical research can add to our appreciation of environmental law and drew on his previous work on the environmental legislation of the original Scottish Parliament.  The event was organised with the Journal of Environmental Law (OUP) of which Prof. Reid is an Associate Editor....

Socio-Legal Environmental Studies

27 Nov 2017

Prof Reid appointed to Grouse Moor Review

Prof. Colin Reid has been appointed to the independent review group established by Scottish Ministers to review the management of grouse moors.  In announcing the review the Environment Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, said: "This new group will look at what we can do to balance our commitment to tackling wildlife crime with grouse moor management practices, so it continues to contribute to our rural economy, while being sustainable and compliant with the law."  Among other things, the group, led by Dundee Professor Emeritus Alan Werritty, will look at the environmental impact ...

Prof Reid appointed to Grouse Moor Review

16 Nov 2017

‘There goes the Neighbourhood’ – 22-23 November

The ingredients that make for successful – and not so successful – neighbourhoods will be explored at a University of Dundee symposium later this month. ‘There goes the Neighbourhood’ will take place on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 November. It is being organised by Dundee-based members of the Academy of Urbanism, an organisation that seeks to celebrate great places across the world and the people and organisations that create and sustain them. The first day takes the form of a study trip to Broughty Ferry, a finalist in the Academy of Urbanism’s Great Neighbourhood Award, whi...

‘There goes the Neighbourhood’ – 22-23 November

Architecture & Urban Planning

16 Nov 2017

‘There goes the Neighbourhood’ – 22-23 November

The ingredients that make for successful – and not so successful – neighbourhoods will be explored at a University of Dundee symposium later this month. ‘There goes the Neighbourhood’ will take place on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 November. It is being organised by Dundee-based members of the Academy of Urbanism, an organisation that seeks to celebrate great places across the world and the people and organisations that create and sustain them. The first day takes the form of a study trip to Broughty Ferry, a finalist in the Academy of Urbanism’s Great Neighbourhood Award, whi...

‘There goes the Neighbourhood’ – 22-23 November

Business

9 Jan 2018

Re-thinking undergraduate economics teaching

Dr Omar Feraboli and Dr Carlo Morelli from the School of Business released a new book at the end of 2017, titled “Post-Crash Economics - Plurality and Heterodox Ideas in Teaching and Research”. The book demonstrates the continuing relevance of economics for understanding the world, through a restatement of the importance of plurality and heterodox ideas for teaching and research. A conference, organised by Dr Morelli and Dr Feraboli held in the spring of 2016 at the University of Dundee, School of Business, examined the teaching of economics in the 21st Century. It invited academic staff and st...

Re-thinking undergraduate economics teaching

Energy Law & Policy (CEPMLP)

29 Nov 2017

CEPMLP appoints Professor of Energy Law, International Law and Global Regulation

We are pleased to welcome Professor Volker Roeben to the CEPMLP team.  On his appointment, Professor Roeben, who will join in January 2018 said, "I am honoured to be joining the University of Dundee, the School of Social Sciences and the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy that has been at the forefront of research and teaching in energy law and policy for forty years. I look forward to working with colleagues on solidifying pre-eminence in a field marked by rapid change and emerging global governance and global regulation"....

CEPMLP appoints Professor of Energy Law, International Law and Global Regulation

Law

8 Jan 2018

New Research Assistant

Sean Whittaker has been appointed as a research assistant within the School of Social Sciences. A graduate of the University of Dundee's LLB in Scots Law and LLM in Environmental Law programmes, Sean has successfully defended his doctoral thesis at University College Cork and has published his work in Transnational Environmental Law. Sean will be working with Professor Colin Reid and Dr Jonathan Mendel in an Economic and Social Research Council funded project to evaluate the impact of the access to environmental information regime in Scotland through examining its use in pract...

New Research Assistant

Psychology

20 Sep 2017

Graduates win top prizes at Undergraduate Awards

Two University of Dundee graduates have won global honours at the Undergraduate Awards, the largest international academic accolade programme.Martha Andrews has won the Architecture and Design award and Jordan Skrynka took the honours in the Psychology category.  Both won in the face of fierce competition from students around the world.The students were asked to submit an essay that covers a subject within their field.Martha, who graduated in Interior & Environmental Design in June, wrote about her final-year project where she explored how interior design could help create a happier environme...

Graduates win top prizes at Undergraduate Awards

Politics

10 Dec 2017

Human Rights Day sees the establishment of a new working group

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December - the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At the University of Dundee, we celebrate this important day by establishing the Dundee Human Rights Working Group. The working group builds on the recent expansion of human rights-related research capacity across the University of Dundee. As such, it builds on the strong foundation of human rights expertise and on research taking place across many disciplines at the University of Dundee, and will provide an excellent forum for future projects. Am...