The University of Dundee is based in the city of Dundee on the central lowlands of Scotland. It ranks the highest amongst the Scottish institutions and has inched up from the 8th to the 5th rank in the United Kingdom, according to the Times Higher Education Student Survey Experience, which surveys around 113 universities each year.
The University leaves no stone unturned to make it the best lifetime experience for the students, and thereby rightly deserves its rank. It was founded in 1881 and has its roots in the University of St. Andrews, and later became an independent organization in 1967. This was a move to emphasize on and increase the participation of women.
The university is a perfect blend of the old and the new, and is today an internationally renowned centre for teaching and research. Currently, it has around18000 students enrolled in various programs.
The university consists of four colleges: Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing; Life Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences; and Art, Science and Engineering. The students come here to pursue traditional courses like Art, Law, Dentistry, Medicine, Life sciences, Social Work and Accountancy etc. among many other new and off beat courses such as Architecture, Computing, Humanities, Nursing and Midwifery etc. The number of professionals passing out from the university every year is more that any other university in Scotland.
Over the years, University of Dundee has won many accolades, and the list of notable alumni is endless. One of its chancellors, Sir James Black, who studied Medicine here, has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his discovery of propanol used for treating hypertension.
Needless to say, quality in all aspects is the utmost priority at the university. Everything, beginning from the classrooms, to library services, learning centre, group activities, employability, students union or additional activities is simply the best. The entire staff of the institution is always on its toes to provide services and advice to its students. And till date, the university continues to make changes and innovations to improve the quality on its campus.
Given the high quality of education and the perfect settings of the scenic hills and the sea nearby, it is indeed a dream university for any student. The ranking clearly shows that this is the best decision a student can ever make with respect to his /her career.