University of Dundee Appoints Alasdair McGill as Head of Enterprise & Entrepreneurial Strategy
Sep 3 14
The University of Dundee has announced the appointment of Alasdair McGill to the new role of Head of Enterprise & Entrepreneurial Strategy. Alasdair has been appointed as part of the University's Transformation strategy, with Enterprise & Entrepreneurship seen as a key component in delivering Dundee's vision to become the Scotland's leading University. After qualifying as an accountant with Ernst & Young in Dundee, Alasdair has spent the past 25 years on an entrepreneurial journey, working in industries as diverse as construction, bars and restaurants, technology and professional services. He is currently a Director of GS-Group, whilst he also holds non-executive director roles with a number of companies and is a Board Member of Scottish Cycling.
University Of Dundee Presents at BioTrinity 2014 - European Biopartnering and Investment Conference, May-12-2014
Mar 21 14
University Of Dundee Presents at BioTrinity 2014 - European Biopartnering and Investment Conference, May-12-2014 . Venue: London, United Kingdom.
BBC Launches User Experience Research Partnership with University of Bath, University Of Dundee, University College London, Newcastle University, Nottingham University and Swansea University
Jul 18 13
The BBC on July 18, 2013 announced the BBC User Experience Research Partnership, a long-term collaboration project between BBC Research and Development (BBC R&D) and leading universities in the fields of User Experience and Human Computer Interaction research. The academic partners will be The University of Bath, The University of Dundee, University College London, Newcastle University, The University of Nottingham and Swansea University, which have all committed to support the initiative for at least four years. Through large-scale pilots and prototypes, the partnership will explore the potential of new forms of content and interaction in a multi-platform world, alongside new ways of producing media that will help make content more accessible to all audiences. The research outcomes will be shared with the industry to encourage wider audience-focused innovation, help define open standards and support the creative industries in producing engaging content in the future. The technical scope of the partnership covers: The User Experience of an IP Broadcasting System: developing user-centred services across multiple platforms to help advance public service broadcasting in the digital age; Designing for New Interaction: Moving beyond gesture and voice to develop new ways of controlling and displaying digital content for more natural and engaging interfaces; Sustainable Approaches to User Capability: Allowing the industry to meet the changing needs of older users, young children and people with disabilities in accessing digital media; New Production Interface Technologies: Using novel interface and interaction technologies in new ways to give production teams the most creative and effective ways to craft new forms of content. The initiative builds on BBC R&D's strong history of industry and academic collaboration, which includes the Audio Research Partnership and a strategic partnership with UCL, by establishing another centre of excellence for research into areas of strategic importance to the BBC and the wider industry.