University of Dundee

University of Dundee


The University of Dundee is a public research institute that was established in 1881. The university was an affiliated body that was part of the University of St Andrews for many years prior to its founding. It experienced significant growth later and was granted its own status as an institution in the year 1967. It also retained a lot of its past and the governance structure. It is the one which has been rated the best every time in Scotland according to the annual survey on student experiences conducted by Times Higher Education. Additionally, it has been included in the top 300 universities worldwide and among the top 40 UK universities under the national university rankings.


The main campus is located in the West End of the City of Dundee. It has seen a huge expansion since the university's independence after the war. From just four buildings that were converted at the time that they were founded. University College was founded in 1881. The university has since grown to include more than fifty buildings at present. There are still a few buildings from the time of Dundee's founding as a college for students at universities and as an independent university that was part of St Andrews University. The first purpose-built building located on the campus was called the Carnelley Building that was inaugurated in 1883 and was part of the brand new University College. A donation of APS10,000 made by the late Mrs. Mary Ann Baxter provided for the chemistry lab in the building that was named in honor of the university's first Chemistry Professor, Thomas Carnelley.


The University of Dundee is organised into ten Schools, each with multiple disciplines, each of which has an affiliated Research Centre or Unit. The Schools include:

  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
  • School of Business
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Education and Social Work
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Science and Engineering
  • School of Social Sciences

The University houses over 3000 employees as well as 18000 plus students from 145 nations. The university offers a wide range of opportunities for students who are interested in enrolment in postgraduate and undergraduate courses. According to the International Student Barometer 2019, measuring the satisfaction of students each year The university has been named one of the best among the universities with the highest rankings within the U.K.


It is believed that the University of Dundee has some top levels of graduate work within the UK and is fourth among the UK for graduates who enter professional jobs (excluding specialists) as part of the Graduate Outcomes Survey.

Dundee offers an enthralling Careers Service, offering a array of services designed to aid students and graduates improve their employability and achieve their career ambitions.

Careers advisers are on hand to assist students at each level of their education and even after they have graduated by providing one-on-one appointments, mock interview clinics and CV consultations offered.


In 2018, Dundee is ranked within the top 300 universities around the world, according to most prestigious global ranking (ARWU QS, ARRWU, Times and CWTS Leiden) and is ranked 42nd on the CWTS Leiden Ranking, joint 272nd in the QS World University Rankings and 201-300th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The 2016 The Times' 150 under 50 ranking (composed of universities that are less than 50 years old) place Dundee 16th in the world and 1st within the UK. Dundee was named listed by The Good University Guide as the "Scottish University of the Year" repeatedly in the years 2015/16 and 2016/17.

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