University of Dundee22 September 2016, 7:26 am Written by Super User
It is consistently ranked within the Top 250 universities in the world and inside the Top 100 for some subject areas. It is also in the list of 39 elite UK universities, which includes the 22 non-Oxbridge universities of the Russell Group.]
The University of Dundee was founded in 1881 and became a college of St Andrews University in 1897. Independence was regained in 1967 and the University will celebrate 50 years as an independent university in 2017.
Over the years the University has merged with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Northern College of Education and Fife and Tayside Schools of Nursing.
Former rectors include Sir Clement Freud, Sir Peter Ustinov, Stephen Fry, Fred MacAulay, Lorraine Kelly, Hollywood actor Brian Cox and the current rector is round-the-world cyclist and adventurer Mark Beaumont.
Location & Transportation
Dundee's city campus forms the heart of the west end of the city and is only five minutes’ walk from a wide range of high street brands, independent shops and the cultural quarter.
The city became the first UNESCO City of Design in the UK in December 2014. This award recognises the huge contribution the city has made to design worldwide.
Ninewells Campus, located at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, is about a 20-minute walk from the city campus, and the School of Nursing & Midwifery campus in Kirkcaldy, Fife is about 30 miles away, yet easily accessible by bus and train.
Transport links to Dundee are excellent, with international air connections possible via Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports. Direct flights to London available from Dundee Airport.
Dundee is on the main East Coast rail service with direct services to Newcastle, York and London. The railway station is only five minutes' walk from the city campus.
The city's bus station is only 10 minutes’ walk from the city campus and provides connections with many major cities in Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Why Study Here?
Dundee is a warm and welcoming university within a student-friendly city.
There are a number of local shops and supermarkets which supply international food and cooking ingredients, and the local community also has places of worship for Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu faiths.
The university provides students with facilities for prayer and reflection in the Chaplaincy.
The 15,180 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15