The University of Abertay Dundee, DD1 1HG +44 (0)1382 308000
  • Chancellor The Rt Hon The Lord Cullen of Whitekirk KT PC FRSE Hon FREng
  • Established 1994 - granted University Status
  • Location Dundee, Scotland
  • Postgraduates 466
  • Principal Professor Nicholas Terry (Acting Principal and Vice-Chancellor)
  • Students 5057
  • Type Public
  • Undergraduates 4591
  • Vice principal
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.
The following are the main FIA services:
Reformulation of products to reduce fat and salt content
New product development
Product analysis
Nutritional advice and analysis
Consumer Taste Panel
Food styling and food photography
Food hygiene, food safety & HACCP
SALSA & BRC advice
Marketing and consumer research advice
Hire of specialist facilities including test kitchens
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. One of Abertay’s main strengths is in its size, the sense of community and ‘open spaces’ approach to learning and teaching results in cross disciplinary research groups, spawning many interesting collaborative research projects, putting together for example psychology and animation, or urban water management and computer games technology.