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University expertise helps Tweed win award


Experts from the University of Dundee have helped the Tweed to become the first-ever winner of the UK River Prize. The Tweed, a UNESCO HELP Basin, is the site of the University’s main research focus on catchment management and river restoration. The UK River Prize celebrates the achievements of individuals and organisations working to improve the natural functioning of our rivers and catchments, and recognises the benefits to society of having a healthy natural environment. The application was made by Tweed Forum, an organisation that works with various partners to promote integrated catchment manage...

‘Facing the Future’ of the world at Dundee


Postgraduate students and early-career researchers from across the UK will next week descend upon the University of Dundee for an annual conference looking for solutions to environmental change. The ‘Facing the Future 2015’ symposium, taking place on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th May, is organised by postgraduate students at the University’s Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR). This symposium aims to equip new researchers from the sciences, social sciences and humanities with the knowledge to meet the problems of massive environmental change using interdisciplin...

Animation students make their `speed pitch’

Their predecessors are already bringing magic to our screens in film, television, computer games and online. Now the 2015 class of animation graduates from the University of Dundee are set to show off their talents at the Art, Design & Architecture Degree Show and with a `speed pitch’. Animation alumni now working for companies such as STV, MPC, London and Brown Bag Films, Dublin, and across the media will visit Degree Show and then take part in a `speed pitch’ session with the new graduates on Saturday May 23rd. “Our alumni are working in prime positions for some of the biggest names...

Dundee closes in on world's top 50 universities in Leiden rankings


The University of Dundee has been ranked 54th in the world – and 10th in the UK – in the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015. The ranking measures the scientific performance of 750 major universities worldwide using a sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators. The ranking aims to provide highly accurate measurements of the scientific impact of universities and of universities’ involvement in scientific collaboration. The newly published 2015 rankings place Dundee at 54th in the overall rankings, up 11 places from 2014. “I am delighted that Dundee has not only recorded a good result but that...

Dundee represented at World Water Congress


Experts from the University of Dundee will make a key contribution to this year’s World Water Congress, which takes place in Edinburgh next week. The University’s Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science (CWLPS) is co-organising a series of special sessions at this event which is organised by the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) in collaboration with the Scottish Government.  The event takes place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre from Monday 25th to Friday 29th May. CWLPS, in partnership with UNESCO, WWF and numerous other organisations, will organise a seri...

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