Stories from the University of Dundee in 2019

Press releases and features from 2019

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December

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The Saltire Scholar is a world-class internship programme, which prepares students in their penultimate year of study by taking part in projects in Scotland and all over the world

Published on 16 December 2019

November

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The University of Dundee’s Professor David Horn has received a prestigious award in recognition of his contribution to global efforts to overcome the disease known as African sleeping sickness.

Published on 21 November 2019

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The University of Dundee will honour Gary Clark, one of the city’s most successful musical sons, and Lesley Knox, former Chair of Design Dundee Ltd and a key figure in delivering V&A Dundee, at its Winter Graduation ceremonies on November 14 and 15

Published on 20 November 2019

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A new exhibition at the University of Dundee will showcase the extraordinary lives of suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst and her partner, the Italian radical Silvio Corio

Published on 18 November 2019

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A publican used to hearing customers complain about the price of a pint being ‘murder’ will this Thursday become one of the first students to graduate from a unique crime writing course at the University of Dundee

Published on 13 November 2019

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Students and staff from the University of Dundee will this weekend lead members of the public on a treasure hunt and beach clean – with tantalising tales of creatures from beneath the Tay thrown in for good measure

Published on 12 November 2019

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The University of Dundee will honour Gary Clark, one of the city’s most successful musical sons, and Lesley Knox, former Chair of Design Dundee Ltd and a key figure in delivering V&A Dundee, at its Winter Graduation ceremonies

Published on 11 November 2019

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Student numbers in Kirkcaldy are set to swell after the University of Dundee announced plans to expand one of its most popular nursing programmes.

Published on 4 November 2019

October

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The achievements of Lady Fiona Fraser, who has helped raise more than £22 million for cancer research at the University of Dundee over the past few decades, have been celebrated by colleagues, scientists and members of the public

Published on 29 October 2019

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A major report commissioned by Dundee City Council and the Scottish Government carried out by researchers at the University of Dundee, calls for greater support to bereaved families facing rising funeral debt

Published on 9 October 2019

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Scientists at the University of Dundee have carried out one of the most comprehensive studies into how immune cells sense and respond to their environment to fight infection and destroy tumours

Published on 7 October 2019

September

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Three University of Dundee students have been named as the top undergraduates in Europe in their respective fields.

Published on 27 September 2019

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A University of Dundee study has shown for the first time why cannabidiol is effective in treating skin conditions, paving the way for research into its potential as a therapy for other diseases, including cancer

Published on 26 September 2019

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The University of Dundee has been awarded almost £5.5 million under a new initiative that combines scientific excellence with a commitment to providing the best possible training environment for PhD students

Published on 23 September 2019

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An expert in soil mechanics at the University of Dundee is ploughing a furrow of success after receiving a major international honour

Published on 20 September 2019

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The University of Dundee has been named University of the Year for Student Experience by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

Published on 20 September 2019

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A jewellery designer from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design will this week become the first woman to join the Hammerman Incorporation of Dundee since the organisation was founded almost 450 years ago

Published on 18 September 2019

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The University of Dundee is to lead new research into a ‘forgotten cancer’ related to lifestyle and deprivation which Scots are more likely to be diagnosed with than almost any other group in the world.

Published on 12 September 2019

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University of Dundee research showing that most children are likely to sleep through standard smoke alarms will feature in tonight’s episode of BBC One’s flagship consumer rights series Watchdog Live

Published on 12 September 2019

August

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A University of Dundee academic has been awarded a prestigious European Commission Professorship to further his research into how ecological and economic justice can be delivered

Published on 22 August 2019

July

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Professor Mark Hector, Dean of the School of Dentistry, has been awarded a prestigious Honorary Membership of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) at its 27th congress in Cancun, Mexico

Published on 22 July 2019

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The University of Dundee has been named Marketing Team of the Year at the Heist Awards 2019, the main awards ceremony for marketing in the United Kingdom higher education sector.

Published on 12 July 2019

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The University of Dundee has announced a new partnership with Eisai, one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies, aiming to create innovative new drugs for the cancer field

Published on 8 July 2019

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A hitherto undiscovered civilisation living beneath the River Tay are set to emerge from their aquatic asylum and deliver their verdict on our species when the University of Dundee hosts the UK’s national celebration of the humanities later this year

Published on 4 July 2019

June

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America’s controversial gun culture may be the divisive legacy of one of the country’s most famous folk heroes, a University of Dundee expert has said

Published on 25 June 2019

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Five University of Dundee students will attempt to make waves in the world of rowing this weekend when they take part in one of the UK’s top elite rowing competitions

Published on 19 June 2019

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In an effort to eliminate period poverty, the University of Dundee has announced a pioneering plan to expand the availability of its free sanitary products to include its 3,000 online learners, some as far away as Tanzania and New Zealand

Published on 13 June 2019

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Two academics from the University of Dundee have been awarded prestigious fellowships to the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), celebrating their outstanding contribution to social progress and development

Published on 6 June 2019

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The University of Dundee will honour leading seven leading artists, designers, scientists and educators at its summer Graduations in June

Published on 3 June 2019

May

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Pioneering female academics and Polish ‘soldier students’ are among those who feature in a new book celebrating the teaching of Law in Dundee.

Published on 22 May 2019

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Research from the University of Dundee has shown that a commonly used class of antibiotics may increase a patient’s risk of suffering a serious and potentially permanent form of nerve damage by almost 50%

Published on 14 May 2019

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How important is DNA in court proceedings? While often cited in fiction and on screen, how reliable is an individual’s genetic code in securing a conviction or proving a person’s innocence?

Published on 13 May 2019

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The University of Dundee showcases innovative and thought-provoking work from emerging digital pioneers at the Computing Degree Show 2019

Published on 2 May 2019

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The University of Dundee has been ranked top in the United Kingdom for Forensic Science in the 2020 edition of the Complete University Guide league tables

Published on 1 May 2019

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The achievements of eight individuals will be celebrated at this year’s University of Dundee Awards Ceremony and Networking Lunch, at the Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce on Thursday 2 May

Published on 1 May 2019

April

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The deadly parasite Leishmania has been travelling the world for millions of years, catching flights between humans, dogs and other animals throughout history and causing an untold number of deaths

Published on 25 April 2019

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The University of Dundee’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) is tasked with ‘disrupting positively’ forensic science

Published on 19 April 2019

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A team of mathematicians within the Magnetohydrodynamics & Astrophysics Research Cluster is generating a series of equations which will help to predict powerful solar explosions caused by the sun’s magnetic fields

Published on 19 April 2019

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Research into the collective behaviour of cells led by Dr Rastko Sknepnek of the Mathematical & Computational Biology Research Cluster is shedding light on processes such as embryo development, wound healing and cancer development

Published on 19 April 2019

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Researchers from the University of Dundee have shown that a drug previously used to treat Type II diabetes could potentially be used to protect against cancer

Published on 17 April 2019

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Vladimir Putin’s presidency of Russia prevents potentially dangerous political elements from seizing control of the country, a University of Dundee expert has said

Published on 15 April 2019

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits from statins as other individuals without incurring additional risks, according to new research

Published on 14 April 2019

March

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Dr Paul O’Mahoney, a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant from Dundee’s School of Medicine, will feature in an episode of ‘My Life: Into the Sun’

Published on 25 March 2019

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Drugs traditionally used to treat blood pressure and heart disease are to be given to lung disease patients to see if they can be beneficial, in a trial involving the Universities of Aberdeen and Dundee

Published on 22 March 2019

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Mr Ronnie Bowie has been elected Chair of Court, the University’s governing body, and will serve a period of three years from 1 August 2019

Published on 18 March 2019

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Could you be tried for shooting a gun you’ve never touched? Does DNA always hold the answer? These are some of the questions to be answered at a new series of events allowing members of the public to learn about forensic science while relaxing in the pub.

Published on 15 March 2019

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Researchers from the University of Dundee have developed a new chemical sensor for cocaine that may lead to potential new point of seizure tests for police officers, customs officers, prison officers and medical professionals who routinely test for contro

Published on 14 March 2019

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Hill walkers from across the world will have the chance to bag themselves a place in Scottish history this year if they agree to summit one Munro within 12 months

Published on 12 March 2019

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A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the University of Dundee is set to tackle misconceptions around care home nursing and inspire more people to consider a career in the sector

Published on 11 March 2019

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Fourteen graduate artists and architects from the University of Dundee will compete for more than £25,000 of prizes when Scotland’s most prestigious celebration of emerging creative talent opens this weekend

Published on 8 March 2019

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Music and sign language are bringing children around the world together in harmony thanks to an eTwinning project conceived at the University of Dundee.

Published on 8 March 2019

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A University of Dundee scientist has been named as the inaugural winner of a new award recognising the UK’s best young researchers in the field of parasitology

Published on 5 March 2019

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Smokers in Tayside could help scientists determine if infrared heat therapy could reduce the chances of developing cardiovascular diseases, by giving up one day of their time

Published on 1 March 2019

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Academics from the University of Dundee are among leading figures named today as new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy

Published on 1 March 2019

February

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Ronald Harden, Emeritus Professor of Medical Education at the University of Dundee, has been awarded a prestigious international prize recognising his contribution to healthcare.

Published on 21 February 2019

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More than 150 students and staff from eight countries will come together at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design next week to explore how V&A Dundee and other local institutions can transform into ‘mobile museums’

Published on 14 February 2019

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A selection of rare books dating back to the early 16th century has gone on display at the University of Dundee, alongside work by artists, designers and writers inspired by them

Published on 11 February 2019

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP will visit the University of Dundee later this week to speak to the next generation of teachers in his role as Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.

Published on 6 February 2019

January

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If the UK’s tallest building was built on top of its tallest mountain then the resulting structure would still be dwarfed by a ‘tower of tablet’ that has raised more than £75,000 for breast cancer research at the University of Dundee

Published on 14 January 2019

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University of Dundee academics whose ground-breaking work transform lives around the world have been hailed by former Rector Stephen Fry.

Published on 11 January 2019