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University of Dundee


High-quality teaching, world-leading research, and a £200 million investment in a compact, friendly campus with an unrivalled position in the heart of the city centre. Founded in 1881 as a college of St. Andrews University, University of Dundee became as it is today after merging with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Northern College of Education and Fife and Tayside Schools of Nursing.

University of Dundee is an established university with a progressive and dynamic outlook. Never complacent, the University constantly strives to build on their achievements: investing in excellent facilities, pushing the boundaries of research and developing new ways of e-learning.

The University is one of the world's top 225 universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2012-13) with much of their research described as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise.

Other highlights of the University of Dundee include:

  • It has been ranked 1st in the UK for the impact of its research (The Guardian and Thomson Scientific Index), with ground-breaking medical research into diabetes, cancer and neuroscience. The Cancer Centre is the first approved Cancer Research Centre in Scotland;
  • Dundee graduates command one of the highest starting salaries in the UK - in a national survey, only Oxbridge graduates came out ahead;
  • Dundee's reputation draws students from 85 countries worldwide, making it a truly international experience.
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    Grampian and Tayside
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University of Dundee is located in Dundee, a city in Scotland. Dundee is situated beside a broad estuary of the River Tay surrounded by hills and farmland.

The city is dominated by the basalt plug of an extinct volcano, called Dundee Law. If one climbs 571 feet, one will be rewarded with fantastic views of the city and its surroundings. Dundee is south-facing and is Scotland's sunniest city. The climate is mild and snowfalls are rare. Lovers of the great outdoors will find that Dundee has a lot to offer all year round, both on land and water. Famous river fishing and golf courses are nearby, and an hour's drive will take one to magnificent mountains perfect for climbing, hiking, skiing or even snowboarding.

Dundee is called the City of Discovery and there's certainly plenty to discover. For example, Scott of the Antarctic's ship - RRS Discovery, built in Dundee - and the early 19th century warship, The Unicorn. There are good connections with the rest of the UK by train, coach and motorway. There are daily flights from Dundee airport to London City, Birmingham and Belfast. Edinburgh International airport, an hour away by motorway, provides a wider choice of destinations.