About University of Dundee

The University of Dundee aims to transform lives, working locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. We build on our success by investing in excellent facilities, pushing the boundaries of research and equipping our staff and students with the means to create real-world impact. Dundee’s collaborative approach to teaching and research is reflected in the close-knit community we have created on campus, making Dundee an excellent place to live as well as work and study. We currently have 17,000 students from over 140 countries and 3,000 members of staff.

The University’s nine academic schools cover a variety of subject areas at both undergraduate and postgraduate level including life sciences, creative arts, business, accountancy, computing, law, engineering, medicine, and dentistry. Our teaching is some of the highest quality you will find, and is gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.

Research at Dundee has been ranked among the very best in the UK in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). Over 30% of our funding comes from research and this translates into world-changing solutions for health, the environment and the economy. Our strong performance in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) has made us top in Scotland for research in these subjects.

Dundee has a high student population and is both a very friendly and cost-effective place to live. Set in beautiful countryside on the east coast of Scotland, it is a welcoming university city with plenty to see and do. Our compact city campus, market-leading accommodation and excellent support mean that our student experience is sector leading. For 3 years, we have ranked Top 10 in the UK for student experience (National Student Survey 2018).

Dundee is also an inspiring place to be, combining a rich history with modern transformation; the exciting £1billion Waterfront Project, focused around the V&A Museum of Design, is changing the face of the city centre. In 2014, Dundee was named UK’s first UNESCO City of Design.

Dundee’s remarkable transformation is drawing professionals and business investment to the city and the University. We consider our staff to be our most important asset and we are committed to being an inclusive and outstanding place to work. Our close-knit campus community allows you to develop personally and professionally, and our collaborative approach to teaching and research will open all sorts of doors.

Discover our current vacancies for academic and professional staff and find out more about career development opportunities and benefits of working at the University of Dundee.

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Key statistics

  • 15.5
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 10,960
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
  • 23%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 62 : 38
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2019 World University Rankings

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