University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is a public research university in Dundee, Scotland. Founded in 1881 the institution was, for most of its early existence, a constituent college of the University of St Andrews alongside United College and St Mary’s College located in the town of St Andrews itself. Following significant expansion, the University of Dundee gained independent university status in 1967 while retaining much of its ancient heritage and governance structure.

The main campus of the university is located in Dundee’s West End which contains many of the university’s teaching and research facilities; the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee Law School and the Dundee Dental Hospital and School. The university has additional facilities at Ninewells Hospital, containing its school of medicine; Perth Royal Infirmary, which houses a clinical research centre; and in Kirkcaldy, Fife, containing part of its school of nursing and health sciences. The annual income of the institution for 2017–18 was £246.2 million of which £74 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £255.2 million.

It is ranked within the top 300 universities in the world and within the top 40 in the UK by national university rankings.

As of 2018, Dundee is ranked within the top 300 universities in the world according to the major global rankings (ARWUQSTimes and CWTS Leiden); placing 42nd in 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’s 150 Under 50 Rankings (composed of institutions under 50 years of age) placed Dundee 16th globally and 1st in the UK. The university was The Times Good University Guide’s “Scottish University of the Year” consecutively in 2015/16 and 2016/17.

RegionCentral Europe
CountryUnited Kingdom
European University Rankings156
Central European University Rankings131
National University Rankings36
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University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Scotland DD1 4HP, United Kingdom

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