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2013

Abertay hosting SICSA cyber-security lectures

18 December 2013

This week teenagers from across Scotland are attending a series of cyber-crime events organized by the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA).

Dundee Schools Modern Studies Debate takes place at Abertay

17 December 2013

The sixth Annual Dundee Schools Modern Studies Debate took place at Abertay University today (Tuesday, December 17).

Dogs could soon predict behaviour of ‘their human’

16 December 2013
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In a study which delves further into the nature versus nurture debate, scientists in the evolutionary biology lab at Abertay University have come upon some surprising results.

Sony announces first PlayStation 4 academic partnerships

16 December 2013

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced that Abertay is one of the first wave of Universities across Europe to receive PlayStation 4 development kits.

National recognition for leading Abertay games academic

13 December 2013

Dr Henry Fortuna in the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games has received national professional recognition as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Graduation stories - ever-evolving syllabus convinced Amy Abertay was for her

12 December 2013
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Amy Niblock recently graduated with a BSc in Forensic Sciences, shortly after having started a job at Frontier Science Scotland. Here she tells us about her course, why she chose Abertay, and what her plans are for the future.

Students turn Rags into Riches with enterprise challenge

11 December 2013

Teams of staff and students from Abertay University have completed a major charity challenge for CHILDREN 1ST.

Graduation stories - urban water expertise drew Joy to Abertay

5 December 2013
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Recent graduate Joy studied for her MSc in Urban Water and Environmental Management here at Abertay. We caught up with her to find out about her time here, why she chose to study at Abertay, and what's she's doing now.

V&A digital showcase for Abertay University students

2 December 2013

Students from Abertay University’s art and design courses are showcasing their work at a V&A Digital Futures event in London tomorrow (3 December).

Raspberry Pi founder receives honorary degree

29 November 2013

Computer games industry pioneer David Braben today (Friday 29 November) received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology from Abertay University.

Abertay celebrates student success at Winter Graduation Ceremony

29 November 2013
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The achievements of over three hundred students were celebrated in Dundee's Caird Hall today (November 29) as Abertay University's Winter Graduation Ceremony took place.

Prizegiving rewards high-flying students at Abertay

28 November 2013
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Dozens of students and former students gathered at Abertay University this evening (Thursday 28 November) for the annual Prizegiving Ceremony, held on the eve of the November Graduation Ceremony.

V&A and Abertay University to research Video Games in the Museum

28 November 2013
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A new research network will see Abertay University and the V&A working with international partners to discover new ways of displaying game design in museums.

Abertay students help care watchdog and children's charities create new game

22 November 2013
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Students from Abertay University have helped young people with experience of being in care develop a new computer game.

UK City of Culture 2017 winner announced

20 November 2013

The winner of UK City of Culture 2017 was announced this morning, with Hull taking the prestigious title. Dundee was one of the four shortlisted cities.

Stormwater floods could be reduced if research is put into action, scientists say

18 November 2013
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Stormwater flooding could be dramatically reduced if the latest research is put into action, scientists from Abertay University will tell policy makers and stakeholders at the Scottish Parliament today (Monday, November 18).

Take me out? The science of love, sex and attraction

11 November 2013
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If you've ever wondered what happens to your hormones when you fall in love, this lecture - about the science of love, sex and attraction - is for you.

Digital dance extravaganza to close NEoN Festival

8 November 2013

Scotland’s only digital arts festival reaches its finale tomorrow (Saturday 9 November) with a unique performance of live dance, digital animation and projection mapping.

Woolly mammoth reintroduced into Scotland with new art exhibition

8 November 2013
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An art exhibition exploring what would happen to the environment if woolly mammoths were reintroduced into Scotland, has opened in Aberdeen.

TIGA Awards success for Abertay University

7 November 2013
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Abertay University won the Best Educational Institute at the glittering TIGA Games Industry Awards last night (Wednesday, November 6).

Scottish Games Design Talent to be showcased at DCA

6 November 2013
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Scottish games design companies and independent designers will showcase new work for members of the public to try, in the latest instalment of the highly successful Drop in and Play series at Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) this Saturday (November 9).

V&A Game Designer back in Dundee for NEoN Festival

4 November 2013

V&A at Dundee is welcoming the V&A’s first ever Game Designer in Residence back to Dundee today (4 November) as part of the NEoN Digital Arts Festival.

NEoN Festival launches ahead of UK City of Culture decision

1 November 2013

Dundee’s last arts festival before the winner of UK City of Culture 2017 is announced launches this weekend.

Abertay appoints new Registrar

30 October 2013
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Abertay University has appointed Susan Campbell as its new Registrar.

Digital Dundee – why we deserve to be UK City of Culture

25 October 2013

Dundee is in the running to be crowned UK City of Culture 2017 in November. Here Hannah Maclure Centre Curator Clare Brennan shares her thoughts on why Dundee should take the title.

Lasers light up Dundee Science Festival!

25 October 2013
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The programme for this year's Dundee Science Festival has been unveiled in a blaze of lasers.

125th anniversary – An inspiring female role model

24 October 2013

To one 1970s science student a female tutor at Dundee College of Technology proved a very important role model, helping to inspire a successful career in archaeology.

Dangers of pollution by oil industry highlighted by Abertay academic

22 October 2013
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An Abertay academic will address some of the biggest players in the oil industry at the Independent Union of the European Lubricants Industry (IUEL) Annual Congress in Brussels this Friday.

On your marks, get set, code!

22 October 2013

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, today announced the launch of its 24-hour TIGA GameHack event in Scotland on 16 and 17 November 2013. The event will be held at Abertay University.

Barcelona Tower rebuilt by Abertay students

21 October 2013
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Abertay Civil Engineering students went to Scotland’s Constructionarium last week, to gain hands-on engineering experience.

125th anniversary – Bell Street and books

18 October 2013

Neil Craven was appointed as Dundee Technical College’s first ever librarian back in 1964. Here he shares his memories and some old photos he took of Bell Street in 1970.

1950s student returns to Abertay University for 125th anniversary

16 October 2013

An accountancy student from the 1950s returned to Abertay University this week, having seen an old black and white photograph of himself on the university’s website.

125 years of education – Abertay University celebrates its anniversary

15 October 2013

Abertay University today (15 October) celebrated the 125th anniversary of its foundation as Dundee Technical Institute with an all-staff photograph in the Main Lecture Theatre and an official Abertay Anniversary Cake.

Abertay University appoints new Head of HR

14 October 2013
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Abertay University has appointed Eilidh Fraser as its new Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development. Eilidh is currently Deputy Director of HR at the University of Edinburgh. She will take up her new post at Abertay at the end of this year.

Nine Trades of Dundee celebrates Abertay innovation internship

10 October 2013

The Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee recently visited Abertay University to celebrate the successful completion of an innovation internship.

Underwater audio and digital dance – NEoN Digital Arts Festival unveiled

7 October 2013

Audio art in a swimming pool and digital dance projections are just two of the highlights of the NEoN Digital Arts Festival programme for 2013, revealed to the public today (Monday 7 October).

3D imaging experts to discuss techniques at Abertay

7 October 2013

International experts will gather at Abertay University today (Monday, October 7) and tomorrow to discuss how 3D and 4D imaging techniques can be used to advance understanding of porous media related processes, such as carbon sequestration and enhanced oil recovery.

Human trafficking needs EU cooperation says Abertay expert

4 October 2013

Tackling the complex problem of human trafficking needs a new collaborative approach across the European Union (EU) and Russia, an expert from Abertay University argues in a new book.

Art, creativity and emotion harnessed in Abertay University symposium

2 October 2013
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A group of counsellors, who are also practicing artists, will gather at Abertay University on Monday (October 7) to discuss the power of art in communicating human experience and emotions.

700 years of Abertay staff service honoured

1 October 2013

Abertay University today (Tuesday 1 October) celebrated more than 700 years of combined service from 41 members of staff at an official lunch.

Abertay is now on Weibo

30 September 2013

We are happy to announce that the University is now on Weibo – the Chinese social networking site.

Shona Robison MSP visits high intensity training researchers at Abertay

27 September 2013
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Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, visited Abertay University on Friday, September 27th to find out how High Intensity Training (HIT) could be used to improve Scotland’s health.

Abertay expert tackles computer accessibility for disabled users

24 September 2013

Software developers have no excuse for designing computer programmes that are not easily usable by elderly and disabled people, according to an expert from Abertay University.

Charity triumph for Troop Aid

20 September 2013

Leanne Gallagher from the School of Science, Engineering & Technology completed the recent Dundee Cyclathon to raise money for Troop Aid, one of the charities who supported her son when he was injured in Afghanistan.

International journal publication for Abertay computing graduate

19 September 2013

A major international scientific journal has published undergraduate research conducted by a recent graduate of Abertay University.

Neglected area of research highlighted in new Abertay art exhibition

12 September 2013
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A new art exhibition highlighting a neglected area of research within the field of counselling and psychotherapy will open at Abertay University on Monday (September 16th).

Graduation stories – a view from China

11 September 2013
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When Mo Hu first arrived in the UK, she couldn’t speak much English. However, now fluent, she has just graduated and is about to start her first job. Here, she tells us about her time at Abertay, and what other students coming from China should expect when they first arrive.

Dundee Cake seeks EU protection with Abertay help

6 September 2013
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An application is being lodged to gain European protection for Dundee Cake, with the support of the Food Innovation team at the University of Abertay Dundee.

Student stories - a summer of biomedical science in India

6 September 2013
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One of our Biomedical Science students – Rebecca Molden – has spent the summer working in a virology lab in India as part of the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE). Here, she tells us what she’s been up to and how she got involved.

125 years of history – Abertay University calls for old photos and stories

5 September 2013
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Ahead of the 125th anniversary of its foundation as Dundee Technical Institute, the University of Abertay Dundee is calling for graduates, staff and their families to contribute old photographs and stories of university life.

Graduation stories – juggling family life with studying for a degree

4 September 2013
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Hairdresser and mother of two Brenda Clunie didn’t think she’d ever be able to go to university, having left school at a young age. However, this summer she graduated from Abertay. Here she tells us how she balanced family life and work, alongside being a full-time student.

CBI Scotland speak at Abertay University business breakfast

3 September 2013

The Director of CBI Scotland spoke to an invited audience of local business professionals today at the Dundee Business School of Abertay University.

Abertay to host Anaerobic Digestion Workshop for Scottish businesses

2 September 2013
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A workshop about how Scottish businesses can make money by converting their organic waste materials into a source of renewable energy will be held at Abertay University on Wednesday, September 4.

Dundee schools to attend ‘Fantastic Plastic’ lecture tour at Abertay

30 August 2013
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Secondary school pupils from across Dundee will fill the main lecture theatre at the University of Abertay Dundee on Monday (September 2) to find out how science could make them into millionaires.

Graduation stories – MBA to Vice-President

30 August 2013

Amanda Robertson worked full-time while studying her MBA part-time and raising a family. Her studies saw her climb to the top of her company – we caught up with her to find out more.

Graduation stories – a family affair

27 August 2013

Stuart Milne graduated this summer after being taught by his father, Allan Milne, as part of his Computer Games Technology course. We caught up with Stuart to learn about his studies, the family influence, and his prestigious new job with Rare.

“Invisible” art exhibition to open at Abertay

26 August 2013
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A new exhibition of “invisible” art will go on display at Abertay University’s Hannah Maclure Centre this Thursday (August 29).

Digital pandas set loose at Edinburgh Zoo

26 August 2013

Edinburgh Zoo visitors were in for a surprise treat this weekend with a visit from digital panda families, courtesy of the computer game Mr Shingu’s Paper Zoo - which was developed with the support of Abertay's Prototype Fund.

Graduation stories - from a small tropical island to Dundee

21 August 2013
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When Balveer left Mauritius for Dundee four years ago, he had never experienced cold weather before, and had only spoken English a few hours a week during English lessons at school. Here he tells us about his time at Abertay, why he chose to study here, and what he's got planned for the future.

Students pitch creative business solutions at Abertay University

19 August 2013

Twenty students from DHBW Karlsruhe pitched proposals for a marketing campaign for the Strathpeffer Village Initiative last Friday (16th August) as part of a short Retail Marketing course at the University of Abertay Dundee.

Graduation stories - working at Rockstar North

15 August 2013

Timea Tabori had a job at Rockstar North in Edinburgh before she’d even graduated. We caught up to find out how she stepped straight into this world-famous company.

Sports psychology prepares pipers for pressure of competition

14 August 2013
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Ahead of the World Pipe Band Championships this weekend (August 17-18), Abertay academic Dr Fiona McConnochie will be teaching pipers techniques used by the world’s top sports men and women to help them perform better under pressure.

BAFTA nominees from Dare to be Digital crowned

11 August 2013

The three BAFTA-nominated games from Abertay University’s Dare to be Digital game design competition were announced tonight after a record-breaking weekend.

Graduation stories – gaining a degree despite dyslexia

9 August 2013
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After being diagnosed with dyslexia in Primary 5, Matthew Morgan never thought he would be capable of completing a university degree. However, he has just graduated and here he tells us how he did.

Dare ProtoPlay 2013 – Scotland’s biggest games festival opens

8 August 2013

The free four-day Dare ProtoPlay computer games festival was opened today (Thursday 8 August) by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs and games industry legend Ian Livingstone.

IDEAScotland call for applicants

7 August 2013

IDEAScotland has opened its doors for a second-round of applications from digital, technology and creative media start-ups.

Abertay’s Food Innovators help develop some Extraordinary Sausages

5 August 2013
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The Food Innovation team at Abertay University has helped develop a range of new, lower-fat sausages with reduced salt content for The Extraordinary Sausage Company.

Getting girls into games – free talk at Dare ProtoPlay festival

31 July 2013
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Girls with a love of computer games are being encouraged to consider making games as a career, with a free talk at the Dare ProtoPlay festival.

Abertay launches new course to fill critical skills shortage in food industry

30 July 2013
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A new course is to be launched at Abertay University, in direct response to the critical skills shortage currently faced by the food and drink industry.

Jesse Schell to speak at Dare ProtoPlay festival

29 July 2013
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World-renowned game design expert Jesse Schell is to speak at the Dare ProtoPlay festival on Saturday, August 10.

Graduation stories – gaining real business experience

29 July 2013

Toni Gardner is going straight from graduation to a job with MTC Media, one of Scotland’s leading web design companies, as an online marketing consultant. Hear how she secured a job after getting practical experience during her degree.

Abertay students travel the world as Saltire Scholars

25 July 2013
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Students from the University of Abertay Dundee are travelling the world this summer with placements from the Saltire Foundation, Scotland's world-class business leadership programme.

Blind art for the sighted

22 July 2013

A new exhibition exploring the decline of Braille opens this Friday (26 July) at the University of Abertay Dundee’s Hannah Maclure Centre art gallery.

Games legend Ian Livingstone to speak at Dare ProtoPlay

19 July 2013

Game industry legend Ian Livingstone has been confirmed to speak at Dare ProtoPlay, the UK’s biggest indie games festival run by the University of Abertay Dundee.

Abertay graduates to build world-first mobile phone game to seek cancer cures

19 July 2013
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Cancer Research UK has hired games and software development agency Guerilla Tea to build the charity’s first mobile phone game to pinpoint new genetic causes of cancer – accelerating potential new cures.

Abertay Summer Graduation Ceremony celebrates student success

11 July 2013
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The achievements of around 900 students were celebrated in the Caird Hall today (Thursday, July 11), as the University of Abertay Dundee’s Summer Graduation Ceremonies took place.

One week to apply – £25,000 funding call for UK’s computer games companies

10 July 2013

Computer games companies based anywhere in the UK have one week to apply for up to £25,000 in the latest round of the University of Abertay Dundee’s Prototype Fund.

Sir Mervyn King to receive honorary degree

8 July 2013
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Sir Mervyn King, who has just stepped down as Governor of the Bank of England, will receive an honorary degree from the University of Abertay Dundee at its summer graduation this Thursday (July 11).

Dare ProtoPlay conference line-up unveiled

5 July 2013

The UK’s biggest indie games festival will feature speakers from Channel 4, National Theatre of Scotland and the V&A, the University of Abertay Dundee announced today (Friday 5th July).

Wacom supports aspiring game developers on Dare to be Digital

2 July 2013

Student developers encouraged to create games of the future with the help of the Intuos5.

Computer games ‘should fire children’s imaginations’

27 June 2013

Computer games should inspire children to play and create in the real world, according to a Scottish company launching its first game with the support of the Abertay Prototype Fund.

Carers’ social network project launched to reduce isolation

26 June 2013
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A new project to build a safe social network for young adult carers has been launched today (Wednesday 26 June) by Dundee Carers Centre and the University of Abertay Dundee.

£25,000 funding call for UK’s computer games companies

24 June 2013

Computer games companies based anywhere in the UK can access up to £25,000 in the latest round of the University of Abertay Dundee’s Prototype Fund.

City of Culture 2017 shortlist welcomed by Abertay Principal

19 June 2013
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Dundee has been announced as one of the four cities shortlisted for UK City of Culture 2017, news which has been warmly welcomed by Professor Nigel Seaton.

Leading sociology scholars to discuss legacy of Patrick Geddes

14 June 2013

Leading scholars will gather at Abertay University on Saturday (June 15) to discuss the contribution that the scientist, environmentalist and social reformer Patrick Geddes made to the relatively new science of Sociology.

National contest finals for Abertay business students

13 June 2013
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A team of business students from the University of Abertay Dundee will tomorrow (Friday 14 June) take part in the UK finals of the prestigious CIMA Global Business Challenge.

Tayside Space Cadets return to Abertay this weekend

13 June 2013
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The Tayside Space Cadets will be going through their final training at Abertay University this Saturday (June 15), ahead of the week-long summer school they will be attending in July.

High School of Dundee Taster Day at Abertay

12 June 2013
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Pupils from the High School of Dundee spent a day at Abertay this week, finding out about the courses on offer at the university.

Pupils attend Scottish Baccalaureate project induction

12 June 2013

Secondary pupils from across Dundee are spending two days at the University of Abertay Dundee (11/12 June) in order to attend the Scottish Baccalaureate project induction, hosted in partnership with Dundee Education Department and Dundee Science Centre.

Games careers for kids – inspiring pupils through Dare Launchpad

11 June 2013

Primary school children across Tayside will this week learn about careers in the computer games industry, with the help of the University of Abertay Dundee and YoYo Games.

Dare to be Digital 2013 – the race for a BAFTA begins

10 June 2013

The race for the unique BAFTA Ones to Watch Award begins today with the launch of Dare to be Digital 2013, the world-leading computer game design competition for students.

Invisible artwork to be created during Abertay forensics residency this summer

10 June 2013
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Out of over 110 applications, London-based artist Beatrice Haines has been selected to work within Abertay University’s ground-breaking forensic science department this summer, as the University’s artist-in-residence.

Forensics experts to discuss interpretation of evidence at Abertay

10 June 2013
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Representatives from the fields of forensic science, psychology and the police service will gather at Abertay University on Wednesday (June 12th), to discuss one of the most contentious issue within forensic science today.

New guaranteed degree places for local college students

7 June 2013
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More than 100 college students in Dundee and Angus will have a guaranteed place at university following a new partnership to widen access to higher education.

Abertay Elite Athlete wins Scottish Junior Road Race Championships

6 June 2013
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One of our Elite Athletes – Mark Stewart – will be competing in the Junior Men’s National Road Race Championships in Cumbria this Sunday (June 9). We caught up with him to find out a bit more about what it takes to make it in the world of cycling.

Student success on Abertay Mentoring Programme celebrated

5 June 2013

Tonight the success of students completing the Mentoring Programme at the University of Abertay Dundee will be celebrated by business representatives they have worked with to improve their employability.

Pupils get a taste of the future of computing at Abertay

5 June 2013

School pupils from across Dundee will today (Wednesday 5 June) get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the wide range of careers a degree in computing can offer.

Abertay student wins Scottish engineering competition

3 June 2013
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An Abertay engineering student has won the Scottish Final of the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Graduate and Student Paper Competition.

Dare to play with Other? National Theatre of Scotland launches first iPhone game

31 May 2013

Other, the first ever game from the National Theatre of Scotland, launches today (Friday 31st May). Developed by Quartic Llama and in association with Abertay University, the game supports the UK premiere stage production of Let the Right One In.

V&A appoints BAFTA winner as first ever Game Designer in Residence

30 May 2013

The V&A, V&A at Dundee and Abertay University are delighted to announce that Sophia George, BAFTA winner and Chair of Swallowtail Games, has been appointed as the first ever V&A Game Designer in Residence.

Digital storytelling to put compassion back at the heart of social care

29 May 2013
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An innovative new digital resource that puts compassion right at the heart of social care will today (Wednesday, May 29th) be sent to the Nursing Directors of NHS Boards across the United Kingdom.

Hacking experts to speak at e-Crime Scotland Summit

27 May 2013
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Experts on cyber-security from the University of Abertay Dundee will speak tomorrow (Tuesday 28 May) at the major e-Crime Scotland Summit.

Child witness interviewing master class to be held at Abertay

27 May 2013
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A master class for those involved in the interviewing of child witnesses will be held at Abertay University on Tuesday, May 28th.

Digital talent revealed to the public at Abertay Graduate Showcase

24 May 2013

The next generation of professional digital artists, computer game developers and audio engineers launch their careers this weekend at the 2013 Abertay Digital Graduate Showcase.

Ukrainian Professor visits Abertay

24 May 2013
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A Ukrainian Professor has been visitng Abertay University under the auspices of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science.

Future of computing on show at Abertay end-of-year conference

23 May 2013

Computing staff and students will tomorrow (Friday 24 May) put on display the future of computing – from tackling the major cyber-security threats facing the nation to using mobile phones to support an ageing population.

Tsunami project shows emotional side of game design

23 May 2013

The emotional potential of computer game design will be explored tomorrow (Friday 24 May) at the opening of the biggest ever Abertay Digital Graduate Showcase.

New flexible MBA course launched

23 May 2013

A new-look, flexible Master of Business Administration (MBA) course was launched today (Thursday 23 May) by the University of Abertay Dundee.

Space Cadets will be “Learning to Fly” at Space School this weekend

16 May 2013
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The next instalment of this year’s Tayside Space School will take place at Abertay University this Saturday (May 18).

Abertay student to compete in Scottish engineering final

15 May 2013
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An Abertay engineering student will be representing Dundee at the Scottish Regional Final of the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Graduate and Student Paper Competition this Monday (May 20).

Pupils learn business skills in Scotherbs and Abertay University challenge

14 May 2013
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The winners of a new business challenge set by Scotherbs and the University of Abertay Dundee were announced this week at Morgan Academy in Dundee.

Dare to be Digital announces international gaming mentors for 2013

9 May 2013

The prestigious international games companies that will mentor students on Dare to be Digital 2013 have been announced, weeks before the contest kicks off.

Abertay games students dominate Creative Scotland Student Media Awards

8 May 2013

The Creative Scotland Student Media Awards will tomorrow (Thursday 9 May) see a guaranteed University of Abertay Dundee winner – as all three nominees in the computer games category are from Abertay.

Abertay academics attend Scottish Mental Health Nursing Research Conference

3 May 2013
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Two academics from the University of Abertay Dundee will be speaking at the Scottish Mental Health Nursing Research Conference in Aberdeen today (Friday, May 3).

The Courier Debates: Dundee biomass

1 May 2013
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Dr Joe Akunna, from the University of Abertay Dundee, will be taking part in The Courier’s debate about Dundee’s proposed biomass plant tonight (Wednesday, May 1).

Tayside mental health nurses to attend Abertay mental health recovery day

26 April 2013
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Mental health nurses and student nurses from across Tayside will gather at the University of Abertay Dundee on Tuesday (April 30) to discuss the concept of recovery in mental health.

Angus Renewable Energy Showcase

25 April 2013
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A free event will take place in Angus this weekend to showcase renewable energy and energy efficiency options for homes, small businesses and the farming community.

'We Dundee' City of Culture campaign backed by Abertay Principal

25 April 2013

The online campaign for Dundee to be the UK City of Culture 2017 has been backed by the Principal of the University of Abertay Dundee, Professor Nigel Seaton.

Abertay Principal launches university scheme to reduce Scotland's carbon emissions

24 April 2013

A new project aimed at reducing carbon emissions in Scotland launched today (Wednesday, April 24) at the University of Abertay Dundee.

Abertay hacking students address major international conference

24 April 2013

Ethical Hacking students at the University of Abertay Dundee have been selected to speak to a major international conference in London today (Wednesday 24 April).

Pioneering innovation centre launches in Dundee

23 April 2013

A pioneering innovation centre that will support start-ups in the digital, technology and creative media sectors is launching in Dundee.

Abertay University appoints Mark Batho as Vice-Principal

23 April 2013
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The University of Abertay Dundee is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Batho as its new Vice-Principal (University Services).

Dundee businesses to benefit from Abertay carbon reduction scheme

19 April 2013
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A new project aimed at reducing carbon emissions in Scotland will launch at the University of Abertay Dundee this Wednesday (April 24).

Space School odyssey continues at Abertay

19 April 2013
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Space Cadets from primary schools across Tayside will descend on Abertay University this Saturday, for the next instalment in their Tayside Space School odyssey.

Dundee school pupils complete fifth year of Abertay mentoring scheme

17 April 2013
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Secondary school pupils from Dundee’s Braeview Academy have completed a three-month mentoring scheme at the University of Abertay Dundee.

Learning Languages – Is it Ever Too Late?

16 April 2013
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An Abertay academic is set to discuss whether learning languages is indeed more difficult for adults than it is for children – a complicated issue surrounded by many pre-conceptions.

Forensic scientists recover fingerprints from foods

11 April 2013
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Forensic scientists at the University of Abertay Dundee have recovered latent fingerprints from foods – publishing the UK’s first academic paper on this subject.

Code Bar project connects student games with commercial investors

10 April 2013

A new project to connect computer games students with business investors launches today (Wednesday 10 April) at the University of Abertay Dundee.

Understanding the World Through Complexity – Café Science Extra

10 April 2013

The next Café Science Extra talk in Dundee will hear how multi-tasking simplifies tasks, and how thinking about the world in this way helps us make sense of both natural and man-made wonders.

Dundee’s campaign for Sistema Scotland orchestra launches at Abertay University concert

5 April 2013

The campaign to bring a Sistema Scotland orchestra to Dundee will be launched tonight (Friday 5 April) at a sell-out concert in an art gallery at the University of Abertay Dundee.

Abertay student selected as engineering representative for Scotland

4 April 2013
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An Abertay student has been selected as the Scottish Representative for the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Graduate and Students Network (GSNet).

Gadget Show Live finals for Abertay University games students

3 April 2013

A talented team of students from the University of Abertay Dundee will this week take part in the finals of Make Something Unreal Live at the Gadget Show Live.

Dare to be Digital – one week to apply to win a BAFTA!

2 April 2013

Aspiring computer game developers now have just one week to apply for Dare to be Digital 2013, the world’s leading computer game design competition for students.

Achievements of Biomedical Science students recognised with Roche Diagnostics awards

1 April 2013
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For the first time, all our Biomedical Sciences students who completed an NHS placement as part of their course, have been awarded Certificates of Commendation by Roche Diagnostics for the high standard of their work.

Students pitch business ideas to experts at Abertay University

29 March 2013

Students at the University of Abertay Dundee will today (Friday 29 March) pitch their proposals for a direct marketing campaign for Leisure & Culture Dundee to industry experts.

Dundee school pupil published in peer-reviewed academic journal

28 March 2013
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A school pupil from Grove Academy in Dundee has had a research paper published in the leading peer-reviewed American eye journal “Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science”.

Scottish business ‘needs resilience and humanity’ says former Minister Jim Mather

27 March 2013

The future economic success of Scotland as a small nation rests on adopting a new approach to management, according to former Scottish Government Minister Jim Mather.

Abertay to host Scottish Branch of British Psychological Society's Undergraduate Conference

22 March 2013
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Psychology students from across Scotland will gather at the University of Abertay Dundee this Saturday for the Scottish Branch of the British Psychological Society’s annual Undergraduate Conference.

University/college joint venture will create Dundee’s first Academy of Sport

21 March 2013
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Dundee is to get its very own Academy of Sport, thanks to a unique university and college joint venture.

Abertay's Food Innovators get Scomac's Whisky Butterscotch Sauce back on shop shelves

18 March 2013
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The Food Innovation team at Abertay University have got Scomac’s popular Whisky Butterscotch Sauce back on shop shelves.

To infinity and beyond! Space School returns to Dundee

15 March 2013
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Pupils from Primary Schools across Tayside will gather at the Dundee Science Centre this Saturday (March 16) for the first of a series of events which mark the welcome return of the Tayside Space School to Dundee.

Female scientists take centre stage at Abertay

14 March 2013
Digital security

If you’ve ever wondered how giant Jenga, computer games, nuclear disasters and secret codes fit together, the University of Abertay Dundee’s female scientists have got the answer.

Training the business minds of the future – week-long innovation event in Dundee Business School

13 March 2013

Tomorrow’s business leaders take a major step forward this week with a week-long innovation event – bringing major companies into the University of Abertay Dundee to work directly with students.

"Soil is the perfect breeding ground for antibiotic resistance to arise"

12 March 2013
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In a paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Professor Wilfred Otten argues that the solution to the antibiotic resistance crisis does not lie with the pharmaceuticals industry alone. Here explains the key role the environment, and soils in particular, play in bringing antibiotic resistance under control.

£25,000 funding opportunities for Scotland’s games and interactive media companies

11 March 2013

Computer games and interactive media companies based in Scotland – or planning to start up north of the border – can access up to £25,000 per project from the University of Abertay Dundee’s Prototype Fund.

BAFTA win for Finnish and Scottish students from Dare to be Digital

6 March 2013

The Finnish and Scottish team behind Starcrossed, one of the Dare to be Digital winning games from 2012, won a BAFTA Ones to Watch Award last night at the British Academy Games Awards.

Students gain support from mentors through work placement project

6 March 2013

Students taking part in the major Scottish work placement project Education into Enterprise will now have support from graduate mentors to assist in their successful employability project experience.

BAFTA-winning students call for more women in games industry

1 March 2013

Families should play computer games together, and more young girls need to be encouraged to make games, according to young BAFTA winners launching their first game today.

Forensic fingerprint recovery techniques to be turned into art for Scotland’s inaugural print festival

28 February 2013
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As part of the inaugural Print Festival Scotland, the University of Abertay Dundee and the art collective Yuck ‘n Yum are teaming up to offer an artist-in-residency opportunity within the university’s ground-breaking forensic science department.

Abertay to host gay marriage debate

26 February 2013
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The University of Abertay Dundee will be hosting a debate on the topic of equal marriage this Wednesday (February 27th).

Abertay hockey international heads to Rio as Scotland prepares for Commonwealth Games

25 February 2013
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Our Sports Development Officer Ali Bell plays hockey for Scotland and, as part of the team’s preparation for the Commonwealth Games and World Cup next year, she is off to Brazil for a two week tour starting this Tuesday (February 26).

Dundee’s appeal for Sistema Scotland orchestra sells out unique art gallery concert

14 February 2013
Vincent Rattray exhibition

A unique concert set in an art gallery at the University of Abertay Dundee will raise funds for Dundee’s appeal to set up a Sistema Scotland orchestra in the city.

Mystery First World War nurse’s suitcase discovered at Abertay University

14 February 2013
Nurse Maule's diary

Nursing staff at Abertay University are appealing for more information about the owner of a mystery suitcase.

European business finals for exceptional Abertay students

13 February 2013
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Students from the University of Abertay Dundee jet off today (Wednesday 13 February) to the finals of the European Business Masters Cup in Stuttgart.

Abertay University helps BAFTA Young Game Designers to build games

11 February 2013

The University of Abertay Dundee will host the two winners of the BAFTA Young Game Designers competition today (Monday 11 February) as they turn their ideas into playable games.

Abertay University appoints Alastair Robertson as Director of Quality Enhancement

6 February 2013
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Dr Robertson will take up his new post in April, and will be joining the University from the Higher Education Academy (HEA), where he is currently Assistant Director Scotland and Head of Research and Policy.

Abertay Professor debunks one of sport’s biggest myths

5 February 2013
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One of the most enduring myths that has slipped into public consciousness has been debunked by a sports science professor at the University of Abertay Dundee.

Forensic Anthropology: Getting Under the Skin

4 February 2013
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Fans of Forensic Anthropologist Nikki Alexander in Silent Witness may be interested in a talk to be given by visiting Professor Sue Black this coming Wednesday (February 6th).

Hidden art of Dundee master goes on show

1 February 2013

Unseen paintings from the prolific Dundee artist Vincent Rattray go on show for the first time this week, at the Hannah Maclure Centre gallery in the University of Abertay Dundee.

Quail reveal secrets of their camouflage success

31 January 2013
Quail eggs

A new paper published in Current Biology has shown that female quail “know” what the patterning on their eggs is going to be before they lay them.

Performance within Portraiture

28 January 2013

Clare Brennan, Curator of the Hannah Maclure Centre at the University of Abertay Dundee, will discuss ‘Performance within Portraiture’ when she leads the next Dundee Arts Café event.

V&A announces first ever Games Design Residency

25 January 2013

The V&A, London, V&A at Dundee and the University of Abertay Dundee announce an exciting opportunity for Games Designers to spend a six-month research period at the V&A, London followed by a period at Abertay University.

Scottish Game Jam-packed

24 January 2013
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The Scottish Game Jam has expanded to the University of Abertay Dundee for the first time in its five-year history after demand outstripped the places available.

Dare to be Digital 2013 applications open

22 January 2013

Dare to be Digital, the world’s leading computer game design competition for students, is now open for entries – a unique opportunity for aspiring professionals to win their very own BAFTA.