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University of Dundee

About Dundee

Find out all about Dundee

  • Officially Dundee is Scotland’s fourth-largest city and the 51st-most-populous built-up area in the United Kingdom.
  • It lies within the eastern central Lowlands on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, which feeds into the North Sea.
  • Today, Dundee is promoted as “One City, Many Discoveries” in honour of Dundee’s history of scientific activities and of the RRS Discovery, Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic exploration vessel, which was built in Dundee and is now berthed at Discovery Point.
  • Biomedical and technological industries have arrived since the 1980s, and the city now accounts for 10% of the United Kingdom’s digital entertainment industry

University of Dundee Facts

  • The University of Dundee is a leading public teaching and research institution in Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • The university can trace its roots back to 1881, when a wealthy local family donated money for a college to be built in the city. For many years after, Dundee had a partnership with the University of St Andrews, but gained independent university status in 1967.
  • The university’s student union has previously been voted the best in Scotland, and hosts a wide range of events and sports contests. Clubs and social clubs at the university cover a wide range of interests, from the political to the artsy. Sporting facilities include a gym, tennis courts and a 25 metre swimming pool.
  • There are eight student accommodation halls on and off-campus, offering a range of shared living options.
  • Dundee’s main university campus is located in the west end of the city, within walking distance of shops, bars, and restaurants. Additional facilities are found at Ninewells Hospital, where the school of medicine is based as well as a research centre.


Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN, United Kingdom

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