Dundee University City

Dundee UniversityUniversity of Dundee

Traditionally a centre for engineering and heavy manufacturing, Dundee has now transformed itself into a dynamic, modern city with an international reputation as a centre for arts and culture, life sciences, and the creative industries. It is a city of learning with more students per head of population than Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Glasgow. The University of Dundee and the University of Abertay Dundee both carry out world class research in areas such as life sciences, computer arts and environmental research. 41,000 students study in the city every year, representing over 75 nationalities.

Dundee is a campus university five minutes away from the city centre. The city has a population of 180,000 which means that it is small enough not to be overwhelming but has plenty of demand to support a wide variety of cultural, sporting and shopping facilities.

Academic strengths

Dundee offers the widest range of undergraduate courses in Scotland. There are four academic Colleges at the University of Dundee: Art & Design, Architecture, Engineering & Physical Sciences; Arts and Social Sciences; Life Sciences; and Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing.

Facilities

The University of Dundee has an integrated campus where the teaching areas, social facilities, sports centre and guaranteed accommodation are mainly on one central site.

Student life

Dundee is a lively place with more students per head of population than any other city in the UK. Entertainment focuses on the tastes and budgets of students, with a variety of restaurants and cafés, cinemas and theatres as well as excellent sports facilities.

The University was voted the friendliest campus in Scotland by an independent guide. All major faiths have facilities for worship either on-campus or in the city. Dundee University Students' Association (DUSA) is the hub of student life, and is run by students for students.

It has entertainment, shopping and welfare services and is the base for university sports clubs and societies.

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University of Abertay, DundeeUniversity of Abertay, Dundee

Located in Scotland, in the centre of the city of Dundee, the University of Abertay Dundee is a modern University, one with a long history (educating students since 1888) that has quickly become one of Scotland's leading universities, highly ranked for academic performance and with a talented group of students and academics who make the University the success it is today.

Academic strengths

Abertay is the top university in Scotland for environmental research and launched Scotland's first degrees in bioinformatics and biotechnology. Building on expertise in the field of computing, Abertay has recently launched degrees in Smart Systems and Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures.

Facilities

Abertay's compact campus in the city centre of Dundee offers convenience to its students - all buildings are within a couple of minutes walk.

The multi-award winning library includes fully-equipped seminar rooms for teaching information and IT skills, group study rooms, a Centre for Language Learning and Self Study, and a specialist legal library. Part of the building has 24-hour access to IT and study facilities as well as a time-out area.

The Student Centre opened in 2005 and provides an advanced and innovative facility for future generations of Abertay students and staff by creating a vibrant heart for the University with first class social and cultural facilities. We have invested £6 million into getting it exactly right, from the beautiful red sandstone exterior to the original interior design that hosts a cinema, coffee bars, exhibition space, performance space and a fabulous roof-top garden.

Student life

The Student Centre provides leisure and fun events including theme nights, comedy nights, live bands, karaoke and quiz nights. Activities reflect the multicultural nature of the student community by celebrating events such as Diwali – the Indian Festival of Light, Chinese New Year, and the Mardi Gras.

Location details

Nearest town/ city: Dundee
Nearest international airport: Edinburgh
Nearest railway station: Dundee

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