Dr Kim Dale from the School has been recently appointed as the University academic lead for International activity in the ASEAN region. This new role acknowledges all the work Kim has undertaken in the region on behalf of the University and the School in her position of SLS Associate Dean, International. In addition, Kim also has a research group in the division of Cell and Developmental Biology which is broadly interested in understanding how genetic interactions come into play at the earliest stages of development to build the developing embryo.
Amongst the many elements to her International role, Kim has made a particular effort over the last two years to build strong relationships with Taylors University and the British High Commission in Malaysia. February 2018 will see the launch of a new initiative led by Kim to host biannual events under the auspice of the Education is Great campaign, supported by the British High Commission and Taylors University, to drive open recruitment for all Dundee University schools and dovetail these with alumni events showcasing the University to maximise impact and reach within the top international schools in Malaysia.
In addition to driving open recruitment and profile raising for the University in the ASEAN region Kim also works closely together with Prof. David Coates in the strategic development of both prestige and volume partnerships in the ASEAN region and in China to develop and grow the articulation agreements we have in place with National University Singapore, Central South University, China, and Xiamen University, China.
She is also committed to drive outward mobility of our own students and both provide and actively promote opportunities for our undergraduates to study abroad. For example, our first undergraduate students undertook summer internships at Taylors this year, which was a great success.