The University of Abertay Dundee, usually known simply as Abertay University, is a modern university in Dundee, Scotland. The University of Abertay Dundee was created in 1994, under government legislation granting the title University to the Dundee Institute of Technology. This organisation - focussed on broadening educational access to the working classes of Dundee - was founded in 1888 as Dundee College of Technology. It was recognised as an "industrial university" by the Scottish Office as early as 1902 and gained independent degree-giving authority in the 1970s. Abertay is situated in the centre of Dundee. The campus buildings include the historic Old College buildings of Dundee Business, an award-winning library, purposely designed scenes of crime teaching facilities, specialist Ethical Hacking labs designed for research into computer Hacking and misuse, and state of the art computer games labs in the Centre for Excellence. As one of the nation’s smallest universities, Abertay has a tight knit student community of both local talent and international students. Approximately one fifth of Abertay's students are from outside the UK.
Septic tank risk 'needs public awareness campaign'
Members of the public should be urged to take better care of their septic tank systems in order to reduce the risk of bacteria and viruses being released to the environment, scientists will say at an event ...
World-first as fingerprints taken from golden eagle feathers
Forensic scientists at Abertay University have identified the most efficient way of recovering fingerprints from the feathers and eggs of birds of prey, publishing the world's first academic research paper ...
Scientists develop four-dimensional simulation of Fife coastline
A new four-dimensional interactive display – offering a bird's-eye view of the Fife coastline – has been developed by Abertay scientists.
3D printed soil reveals the world beneath our feet
Soil scientists at Abertay University are using 3D printing technology to find out, for the very first time, exactly what is going on in the world beneath our feet.
Dogs could soon predict behavior of 'their human'
In a study which delves further into the nature versus nurture debate, scientists in the evolutionary biology lab at Abertay University have come upon some surprising results.
Forensic scientists recover fingerprints from foods
(Phys.org) —Forensic scientists at the University of Abertay Dundee have recovered latent fingerprints from foods – publishing the UK's first academic paper on this subject.
Shoeprints recovered from crime scene clothing in forensic science first
(Phys.org)—A set of revolutionary new techniques that make it possible to recover invisible prints left on fabric by the sole of a person's shoe, have been developed by scientists at the University of Abertay ...
Transparent soil allows detailed study of roots
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Abertay Dundee have developed a see-through soil which will enable them to study roots in detail for the first time.
Saving lives with Google Maps -- disaster-tracking software developed by Abertay student
Emergency responses to natural disasters could be coordinated more quickly and save lives thanks to new software developed at the University of Abertay Dundee.