University of Dundee

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The University of Dundee[lower-alpha 1] is a public research university based in Dundee, Scotland. It was founded as a university college in 1881 with a donation from the prominent Baxter family of textile manufacturers. The institution was, for most of its early existence, a constituent college of the University of St Andrews alongside United College and St Mary's College located in the town of St Andrews itself. Following significant expansion, the University of Dundee gained independent university status by royal charter in 1967 while retaining elements of its ancient heritage and governance structure.

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University of Dundee
Official Coat of Arms
(as granted by Lyon Court)
Latin: Universitas Dundensis
MottoLatin: Magnificat anima mea dominum[1]
Motto in English
"My soul doth magnify the Lord"
TypePublic university
Established1967 – gained independent university status by royal charter
1897 – Constituent college of the University of St Andrews
1881 – University College
Endowment£33.9 million (2022)[2]
Budget£291.5 million (2021-22)[2]
ChancellorDame Jocelyn Bell Burnell
RectorKeith Harris
PrincipalIain Gillespie [3]
Academic staff
1,445 (2021/22)[4]
Administrative staff
1,750 (2021/22)[4]
Students18,100 (2021/22)[5]
Undergraduates11,775 (2021/22)[5]
Postgraduates6,320 (2021/22)[5]
Scotland, UK
Universities UK

The main campus of the university is located in Dundee's West End, which contains many of the university's teaching and research facilities; the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee Law School and the Dundee Dental Hospital and School. The University has additional facilities at Ninewells Hospital, containing its School of Medicine; Perth Royal Infirmary, which houses a clinical research centre; and in Kirkcaldy, Fife, containing part of its School of Health Sciences. The annual income of the institution for 202122 was £291.5 million of which £71.8 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £344.8 million.[2]