Laurie Bidwell

Labour spokesperson on Education in Dundee

 

Dundee University - Scottish University of the Year

21 September 2015


On Friday the University of Dundee was named Scottish University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

This annual award was based on an in-depth review of higher education in Britain.

Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, wrote:

“The University of Dundee is the epitome of what a good university should be.

It provides an outstanding education and university experience for its students, is a key driver in the regional and national economy, and its researchers – particularly in the medical field – are pushing back the boundaries of knowledge and the treatments available to the wider benefit of society.”

Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee said:

"Our success follows a sharp rise in our overall ranking in the Good University Guide’s league table, we have risen eight places to 37th in the UK rankings and to fourth in Scotland.

We are now the top university in Scotland under The Times and The Sunday Times analysis of the National Student Survey outcomes for teaching quality, ranking ninth-equal in the UK."

This is a significant and well deserved accolade for the University of Dundee and is another positive indicator of the renaissance of Dundee.

Congratulations to the all the academic and support staff on their collective achievement.

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