University of Dundee

University of Dundee

Charity information

University of Dundee

Our vision is this - we will become Scotland’s leading University, celebrated internationally for the quality of our graduates and the impact of our research.

Founded 1967

  • Mission statement

    Nobel Prize winning poet and honorary graduate Seamus Heaney has described the University of Dundee as "having its head in the clouds and its feet firmly on the ground. " The ability to be both aspirational and down-to earth, to blend ground-breaking intellectual achievement with practical applications, has given the University its distinctive character.

    There have been many changes since the University became an independent institution in 1967 following a 70 year relationship with the University of St Andrews but the fundamental aim remains to:

    "transform lives locally & globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. "

    Today this aim translates as excellence in teaching and research and contributing to the social, economic and cultural life of Scotland and the wider world. We will continue to focus the University as it powers forward to become Scotland’s leading university with excellence in teaching, research and the wider impact of both these key areas of activity.

    The University of Dundee has an international reputation for research in Life Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, Computing, Art & Design, Humanities, Law and the Environment.

    We are dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding and to translating it into innovative solutions for health including the fight against cancer and neglected diseases and unmet medical need, the environment, social well-being and the economy.

  • Aims

    University of Dundee aims to:

    • Transform lives locally & globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1967

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 3500

    Part time staff: 200

    Phone number: 01382 388824

    Address: Alumni & Development Office 6th Floor Tower Building Perth Road Dundee DD1 4HN

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