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History (interactive time-line)

There's a lot to Abertay. Here you can find out the facts that tell you why we're as good as we are.


Founded 1888
University title 1994

Founded as the Dundee Technical Institute in 1888, later converted into a centrally funded institution with full degree-awarding powers (including research degrees) from the 1970s onwards. Referred to as an "industrial university" by the Scottish Office as early as 1902, and won the right to use formal university title from 1994.

Full-time undergraduates 3348
Part-time undergraduates 193
Postgraduates 283
Non-degree students 291
Off-campus students (elsewhere in Scotland, in Europe and in Asia) 325


Male  53% 
Female 47% 

Last updated: 18th September 2015