University of Dundee

University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of Scotland's leading institutions and one of the world's top 200 universities.

"Dundee has a determination to make a real impact in the world, delivering tangible economic, health, social and cultural benefits"

The University has a core mission to transform lives, locally and globally, through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge.

High-quality teaching, world-leading research and a £200 million investment in a compact, friendly campus with an unrivalled position in the heart of Scotland's most student-friendly city centre have earned the University of Dundee its place among the UK's leading higher education institutions.

Nobel Prize winning poet and honorary graduate Seamus Heaney described the University of Dundee as "having its head in the clouds and its feet firmly on the ground", and this perfectly encapsulates the institution's ability to be both aspirational and down-to-earth, to blend ground-breaking intellectual achievement with practical applications.

Dundee has around 17,000 students, most of them on site in the city but with distance learners spread all around the world. Well over 100 countries are represented in the University community but its identity remains strongly Scottish.

The University is a key pillar of the economy in east and central Scotland, employing around 3000 staff and attracting tens of millions of pounds in research funding every year. It has formed close partnerships with other public and private sector institutions, from developing pioneering research projects with the pharmaceutical sector to being one of the founding partners of the V&A at Dundee project.

The University offers a wide span of subject areas spread across four colleges – Art, Science and Engineering; Arts & Social Sciences; Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing; and Life Sciences. It has some of the top rated undergraduate courses in the UK and a strong postgraduate offering. Dundee sends more graduates into the professions than any other institution in Scotland, and graduates enjoy some of the highest starting salaries in the UK.

Our students have voted Dundee number one in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. Simultaneously our research – in areas as varied as life sciences, medicine, space technology and art and design – has been regularly acclaimed as being of world-leading quality.

Research at Dundee is geared towards bringing disciplines together in order to tackle some of the most challenging problems the world faces today. We aim to promote the sustainable use of global resources, shape the future through innovative design and improve social, cultural and physical well-being.

Dundee has a determination to make a real impact in the world, delivering tangible economic, health, social and cultural benefits.

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A new class of medicine

Boehringer Ingelheim and the University of Dundee are engaged in a collaboration to develop a new class of medicine.

InGAME project to boost UK industry

The Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise project will establish a dedicated research and development centre for the Dundee video games cluster.

Why we judge the quality of our academic research on its wider impact

Dundee’s decision to evaluate its research in new ways places the university at the heart of industrial innovation in Scotland