University of Dundee


We are committed to ensuring that our research has a real and significant impact on the quality of people’s lives – their health, the economy and the environment. Research in the School of Life Sciences is addressing the many challenges facing the world and is translating benefit through a range of new innovations seeking to improve the quality of life. We deliver our research impact in a number of ways including creating economic prosperity and engaging with industry, by engaging the public in the culture of science and by working with young people in schools. 

  • The School's global reputation for research excellence has enabled us to forge important strategic partnerships and attract inward investment from industrial collaborators as well as create new high growth life sciences spin-out companies.

  • The University's core purpose is to transform lives, locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge.
    Our researchers are committed to this purpose by ensuring our research and institutional expertise has societal impact through contributions to activities such as government policy and international development initiatives.

  • Sharing and explaining our science has always been recognised as an integral part of the remit and responsibility of all our scientists. We are keen to communicate our passion for scientific research to members of the public, to people of all ages and from all educational backgrounds.

  • University of Dundee School of Life Sciences schools outreach aims to support Scotland's schools and their delivery of outcomes and aims around science, topical and ethical issues, careers, and interdisciplinary learning.