Stories from the University of Dundee in 2020

Press releases and features from 2020

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December

Feature

Expertise from the biopharmaceutical industry combined with a powerful academic environment and outstanding facilities has created a unique environment for industry-ready drug discovery research

Published on 23 December 2020

Press release

A University of Dundee research institute that promotes global development through good water governance has had its prestigious UNESCO designation renewed for another six years.

Published on 22 December 2020

Press release

Researchers from the University of Dundee have identified a new mechanism that enables an aggressive form of breast cancer to survive and grow, a vital step towards developing life-saving treatments for the disease.

Published on 21 December 2020

November

Press release

When the University of Dundee hosts its Online Graduation Celebrations next week it will mark the culmination of a challenging five-year journey for Stephen Blacklaw, whose desire to provide a better future for his children led him to higher education

Published on 19 November 2020

October

Portrait of Professor Chim Lang
View From Malaysia to Scotland

Feature

Professor Chim Lang may be based 7000 miles from his homeland of Malaysia, but he is always surrounded by reminders of home thanks to the Malaysian colleagues that work alongside him in Dundee

Published on 21 October 2020

September

August

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View Dundee - A city of music

Feature

From exciting emerging artists to international rock bands, Dundee has seen its fair share of musical talent. Paul, Katie and Sam share what Dundee’s music scene means to them and how it’s going from strength to strength

Published on 14 August 2020

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View Celebrating our staff

Feature

Wherever in the world the Alumni Relations team travel we always love to hear the tales of the people our alumni met at Dundee and the real sense of community that exists.

Published on 9 August 2020

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View Keeping it in the family

Feature

The intimate connections between Dundee and the Indian sub-continent are well known in relation to the jute industry. However, Dundee’s international student connections have a similarly long and deep history. 

Published on 7 August 2020

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View Playing with Fire

Feature

Earlier this year, viewers across the UK witnessed the magic of Dundee graduate, Kevin Quantum, on the ITV hit show Britain’s Got Talent

Published on 4 August 2020

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View From GP to F1

Feature

Our graduates go on to do some exciting work once they graduate. For Robin Kerr, he has been able to combine his day job with one of his great loves – motorsport. We spoke to him prior to the start of the Covid 19 pandemic.

Published on 2 August 2020

July

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View Keeping connected

Feature

Kam, Lorinda, Feso and Rob are connected to a global community which is made up of over 100,000 alumni across the world, each with their own story

Published on 17 July 2020

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View Paddling to Success

Feature

Sports can play a huge part in the overall university experience, creating friendships outside the classroom and developing skills that will help our graduates excel in the working world

Published on 4 July 2020

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View Gene's story

Feature

Gene is from Singapore and discovered Dundee when she flew to Scotland for her brother’s graduation. She fell in love with the city and she describes why it is one of the best choices she has ever made.

Published on 3 July 2020

June

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View Pits not pitfalls

Feature

Natural resources utilisation can help or hinder a nation’s development. We help governments across the developing world achieve the positive outcomes that they want from their natural resource endowments.

Published on 10 June 2020

Feature

Brexit called into question what many had based life choices on: that as citizens of the EU they could move, live, and work freely. Our research examined whether that citizenship is a fundamental right that people cannot be stripped of against their will.

Published on 5 June 2020

May

Feature

McCormack Innovation worked with scientists at the University of Dundee and Heriot Watt University on FlushAway wipes that dissolve in water preventing blocked sewage networks and pollution to the water and marine environment

Published on 28 May 2020

Feature

The University of Dundee’s Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT) is one of the world’s most significant collaborations between the commercial pharmaceutical industry and any academic research institute

Published on 28 May 2020

Feature

A partnership between Rautomead Ltd and the University of Dundee has helped to maintain Rautomead Ltd's position as market leaders in their field

Published on 28 May 2020

Feature

A collaboration between the University of Dundee, The Science and Technology Facilities Council, and CERN

Published on 28 May 2020

Press release

ACES at the University of Dundee, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, have launched an online creative project to ensure senior-phase school pupils continue to receive creative support. 

Published on 27 May 2020

Feature

Ubiquigent Limited is a specialist developer and supplier of Drug Discovery Services, high quality Research Tools and Chemistry to the life science research community worldwide

Published on 25 May 2020

Feature

WLC Ltd conduct first-class contract research, solving problems others cannot solve

Published on 25 May 2020

Feature

MyWay Digital Health aims to improve the lives of people living with diabetes through data-driven technology solutions

Published on 25 May 2020

Feature

STAR-Dundee are an engineering space company focussed on spacecraft onboard data-handling technology

Published on 25 May 2020

Press release

Dundee University Islamic Society is working in collaboration with the charity Change Makers – Yusuf Youth Initiative, to help deliver meals to anyone in the Dundee community that needs help breaking their fast during the month of Ramadan

Published on 18 May 2020

Feature

Stories of our alumni going above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic

Published on 12 May 2020

April

Press release

NHS Tayside is working with local industry, the University of Dundee and community volunteers to produce thousands of additional sets of scrubs for frontline staff

Published on 21 April 2020

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View Art at the Start

Feature

This project looks at the impact arts participation can have upon the social well-being of young children and how shared art experiences may help to build strong attachment relationships

Published on 20 April 2020

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View The perfect match

Feature

When Sze San Ngu left the Malaysian city of Kuching for Scotland 15 years ago she could not have imagined how the move would transform her life.

Published on 16 April 2020

March

February

January

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View 2020 Stephen Fry Awards

Press release

Stephen Fry has lavished praise on University of Dundee staff and students who have won awards, named after the University’s former rector, for their success in sharing their work with the public.

Published on 14 January 2020