From a Loch in Scotland to a Lake in Malaysia: University of Dundee Research Staff Visit Taylor’s University

Biological Sciences at the University of Dundee has been rated number 1 in the UK and number 9 in the world, and students from the Taylor’s School of Biosciences will soon be able to exchange between the two universities.

The School of Biosciences at Taylor’s University was pleased to welcome Dr Kim Dale and Mrs Linda O’Neil from the Life and Biomedical Sciences Education (LABSe) at the University of Dundee (UoD) to the Lakeside Campus. Research at the University of Dundee was ranked among the very best in the UK in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF), and the university is focused on transforming lives not only locally but also globally. This is reflected in its high scores for 'Impact' across many of its research areas. Research assessment in terms of citations per paper - the most commonly used general measure of quality and impact - rates Biological Sciences at Dundee Number 1 in the UK and Number 9 in the world. Dr Kim Dale is the Group Leader in Cell & Developmental Biology within the School of Life Sciences. Following-up from a visit by Taylor’s staff to the University of Dundee in 2015,  she has since visited Taylor’s University on a number of occasions. This has led to the two universities signing an MoU that will initially see two Scottish students come to spend time in the laboratories at Taylor’s University in 2017. A future agreement also aims to create the opportunity and option for Taylor’s students to spend time studying in Scotland as an integral part of their studies in Biosciences at Taylor’s University, and to receive degrees from both universities.  Dr Teoh Ming Li said that, “The University of Dundee is very highly rated as a place in which to study, and it was also recently ranked in the Top 10 of the last British National Student Survey for overall satisfaction”. As Scotland’s fourth largest city, Dundee is promoted as "One City, Many Discoveries" in honour of its long history of scientific activities. The RRS DiscoveryRobert Falcon Scott's Antarctic exploration ship which was built in Dundee, is now berthed as a museum at Discovery Point in the city. Dr Anthony Ho said that, “We look forward to expanding our relationship further with the University of Dundee” adding that, “we are also looking forward to holding some research workshops with their staff later in the year”.  To find out more about the School of Biosciences click hereGlobal Matters