THE UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE. Research Highlights. History. Distinguished academic tradition dating back to 1881 Key contributions include: RADAR Keyhole surgery Computer screens Solar energy panels. Highlights.
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The University continues to engage in groundbreaking research applied to real-world problems:
In 2007/8 research awards to the University of Dundee grew to nearly £90 million
Dundee ranked 17 in UK annual research income – 3 by pro-rata (Research Fortnight)
The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) rates the research quality of all UK Universities. In the most recent RAE (2008):
TOTAL FOR PAST 5 YEARS6529
TOP 25 SUBJECTS
BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 1609 25 %
GENETICS & HEREDITY 1070 16 %
PHARMACOLOGY & PHARMACY 797 12 %
CELL BIOLOGY 698 11 %
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 541 8 %
ONCOLOGY 536 8 %
PSYCHOLOGY 504 8 %
HEALTH CARE SCIENCES & SERVICES 490 8 %
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM & CARDIOLOGY 477 7 %
NEUROSCIENCES & NEUROLOGY 454 7 %
IMMUNOLOGY 421 6.4482 % DERMATOLOGY 419 6 %
ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM 330 5 %
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - OTHER TOPICS 316 5 %
INFECTIOUS DISEASES 315 5 %
GENERAL & INTERNAL MEDICINE 288 4 %
CHEMISTRY 282 4 %
SURGERY 279 4 %
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES & ECOLOGY 278 4 %
BIOPHYSICS 268 4 %
MICROBIOLOGY 267 4 %
PATHOLOGY 266 4 %
PHYSIOLOGY 263 4 %
MATHEMATICS 262 4 %
RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE 259 4 %
Source: ISI Web of Knowledge
Thomson Scientific Index ranked Dundee top university in the UK for research impact in Biosciences, surpassed only by the Institute of Cancer Research.
Institute of Scientific Information, Philadelphia found the University of Dundee
With over 760 researchers and support staff from 55 different countries the College of Life Sciences is a dynamic research environment offering excellent research opportunities at every career level.
Expertise in the College encompasses biomedical, biological and chemical sciences, ranging from molecular structure and drug design to genetic and cellular control mechanisms and the anatomy and physiology of whole organisms.
School of Research is headed by Professor Mike Ferguson.
Major Research Themes:
The College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing is home to a number of world class researchers.
Research activity varies from understanding the genetic basis of disease to child care and protection.
Major research themes include:
Capacity for translational research enhanced by:
The Dundee Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) aims to translate basic science to identify new drugs.
The DDU has two major research focuses:
The Centre develops systems for autonomous spacecraft piloting and the management of spacecraft data both onboard and on the ground.
Research is pursued by individuals, informal and formal groupings and long-term creative partnerships. This extends to contact and collaboration with researchers based in other areas of the College, the University, and with colleagues across the UK and abroad.
Collaborative externally-funded research projects comprise:
The College of Arts & Social Sciences brings together an enormous range of scholarly research, embracing eleven disciplines. The portfolio ranges from single subject (Law, Psychology, Accounting & Finance) to the strongly interdisciplinary (the Postgraduate School), to those which are both multi-and interdisciplinary (Social and Environmental Sciences, Humanities, and Education, Social Work and Continuing Education).
The University has adopted a balanced approach to commercialisation which includes:
The University has patents and patent applications covering 120 technologies and earns over £1.4 in licensing income from its licensed technologies.
In the last 5 years the University has earned almost £10m from its intellectual property
The University has over 20 spinout companies and 3 associated start ups:
“an inspirational university with its head in the clouds and its feet firmly on the ground…”