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 graduates and the impact of our research, and we are well on our way to achieving this aim. We have been ranked one of the world’s top 20 universities worldwide under 50 years old (Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 2015), and amongst the world’s leading centres for scientific research (Leiden ranking 2015).
Dundee has an international reputation that attracts top-class students and academics from across the world, with over 145 countries represented in the University community. We continue to build on our achievements, investing in excellent facilities, pushing the boundaries of research and equipping our staff and our students with the means to create real-world impact and transform lives. This was recognised by The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 who named us Scottish University of the Year 2016.
Excellence in teaching and research
The University of Dundee has nine academic Schools covering 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. We were also awarded the Times Higher Education 2015 Gold Award for Citations; this is only given to the top 10% of universities ranked in the key areas.
Top for student experience
Dundee’s compact city campus, market-leading accommodation and excellent support mean that our student experience is second-to-none. We have been ranked number one in Scotland for six years running by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey (2010 - 2015).
A fantastic location
Set in stunning countryside on the East coast of Scotland, Dundee is a friendly and safe university city, with students making up about one fifth of the population. 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.