The University of Dundee

About The University of Dundee

The University continues to grow and develop without losing sight of its key mission "to advance and diffuse knowledge, wisdom and understanding by teaching and research and by the example and influence of its corporate life".

The University of Dundee started life in 1881 when it was originally called University College, Dundee. Mary Ann Baxter, a local benefactor, founded the College with the forward looking mission of "promoting the education of persons of both sexes and the study of science, literature and fine arts".

University College was for many years a part of the University of St Andrews, becoming an independent university in its own right in 1967. The University is made up of four Colleges: Art, Science & Engineering, Arts and Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. The University is home to more than 17000 students and more than 3000 staff. Around 12000 of the students are involved in undergraduate studies.

The University of Dundee now has three campuses. The City Campus, close to the city centre, the Ninewells Campus, for students in the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, and the Kirkcaldy Campus, one of the locations for the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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    The University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN

    Telephone: 01382 383 000
    Email: [email protected]

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