About University of Dundee

The University of Dundee aims to transform lives, working locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. Dundee’s vision is to become Scotland’s leading University, celebrated internationally for the quality of our graduates and our academic excellence.

Dundee’s achievements in the last few years prove that this ambitious aim is within reach. We are one of the world’s top 200 universities (Times Higher Education 2018) and one of only 12 in the United Kingdom to also hold a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. What’s more, we are also ranked among Europe’s most innovative universities, coming out top in the UK in the Nature Innovation Index 2017 and in the top five among Reuters’ `Most Innovative Universities’ behind only Cambridge, Imperial, Oxford and Manchester.

We continue to 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 and transform lives. 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/study.

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Dundee has one of the highest student ratios of any British city and is both very student-friendly and a very cost-effective place to live. Set in beautiful countryside on the east coast of Scotland, it is a friendly and welcoming university city with plenty to see and do. Dundee is also a stimulating place to be, combining a rich history with modern transformation; the exciting £1billion Waterfront Project, focused around the new V&A Museum of Design, Dundee, is changing the face of the city centre and Dundee recently became the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design.

Our compact city campus, market-leading accommodation and excellent support mean that our student experience is sector leading. We have been ranked 9th in the UK for student experience (National Student Survey 2017). This is the second successive year in which we have achieved a Top 10 result.

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 regularly recognised by all the top university league tables.

Research at Dundee has been ranked among the very best in the UK in the latest Research Excellence Framework. 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’s remarkable transformation is drawing professionals and business investment to the city and the University. Dundee employs over 3,000 academic and professional staff - 1 in 12 jobs within the city are at the University, which means we make a significant impact on the local economy. We are a truly global institution with a workforce representing 72 different countries and students from over 140 countries.

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.

Explore rankings data for University of Dundee

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Key statistics

  • 62 : 38
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 10,893
    Number of Students
  • 14.9
    No. of students per staff
  • 24%
    Percentage of International Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2018 World University Rankings