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`A History of Nearly Everything’ – new exhibition

Visitors to the University of Dundee this autumn are being invited to enter the fantastical world of the scientific imagination. The University of Dundee Museum Collections contain many hundreds of scientific instruments and related equipment, as well as charts, models and other teaching aids. These are normally shown in a conventional fashion in exhibitions and other displays around campus. However, a rummage through the collections by guest curator and author Reif Larsen has uncovered an alternative history and, in particular, the astonishing tale of explorer, inventor, cosmologist, professor, tenor, lia...

Group identifications are the strongest indicator of mental and physical health

Individuals who fail to derive value from their interactions with family, friends, colleagues, and other groups are much more likely to be depressed, drink heavily, eat unhealthily, smoke, and fail to exercise, according to a new study from the University of Dundee. Professor Fabio Sani, from the University’s School of Psychology, led a team looking at the interplay between group identification, the extent to which one has a sense of belonging to a social group, coupled with a sense of commonality with in-group members, and lifestyle choices and mental health. The sample of almost 2000 Scottish peopl...

ISAM 2015, the world’s major Congress on Addiction Medicine, to get underway in Dundee

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The world’s major scientific conference on addiction medicine will open in Dundee next week. The 17th International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) Congress, hosted by the University of Dundee, takes place at the Caird Hall from Monday 5th October to Thursday 8th October. Hundreds of leading experts from around the globe, including representatives from the World Health Organisation, US National Institute on Drug Abuse, US National Institute of Alcohol and Alcoholism, United Nations and the European Monitoring Centre for Drug and Drug Abuse are taking part. Addiction, and the healthcare challenge...

University showcase for South African delegation


A delegation from South Africa is today visiting the University of Dundee as part of a week-long tour exploring how the Scottish higher education sector can act as a model for the development of their own universities. The group of 16 Deputy Vice-Chancellors from South African universities are receiving a guided tour of teaching and learning facilities at the main campus and at the School of Medicine at Ninewells Hospital. The South African HE sector has embarked on a student retention improvement project, modelled on the enhancement-led approach in Scotland. Quality Assurance Agency Scotland is hosting th...

Gender equality commitment earns Athena SWAN awards

The University of Dundee’s work in advancing gender equality across the institution has been recognised with two more Athena SWAN Bronze awards. These Athena SWAN awards recognise commitment and success in developing practices to support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in academia. The University has been awarded two Bronze awards for its work in Engineering, Physics and Mathematics and in Computing. This brings the total number of Athena SWAN department awards to five, with previous honours going to Life Sciences; Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing...

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