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Dundee's universities have won big at the Herald Higher Education Awards

Both of Dundee's universities have won big at this year's Herald Higher Education Awards which was hosted in Glasgow yesterday evening.

The University of Dundee and Abertay University received recognition with four awards, celebrating their excellence in research, staff contributions, and community service.

University of Dundee

Research Project of the Year - iPlacenta

Dr. Colin Murdoch's iPlacenta project, from the University's Medicine department, won the Research Project of the Year. This project developed a placenta-on-a-chip model for safely testing drugs intended for pregnant individuals, aiming to improve prenatal care.

Outstanding Contribution from a Staff Member - Dr. Usha Mani

Dr. Usha Mani, who teaches English for Academic Purposes and coordinates Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion for Student Services, was honored for her exceptional support of students, especially those from international and diverse backgrounds.

Lifetime Achievement Award - Hazel Ednie

Hazel Ednie received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her 25-year leadership of the Active Living and Seniors Exercise Programme at the Institute of Sport and Exercise. Her work has significantly improved the health and well-being of many local seniors and individuals with chronic health conditions.

Abertay University

Outstanding Business Engagement Award - Transform Net Zero

The Transform Net Zero initiative at Abertay University has been recognised for its impactful work in supporting over 100 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the food and drink sector. The initiative helps these businesses reduce their carbon emissions and enhance their sustainability efforts, contributing significantly to environmental conservation.


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