RESEARCH funding for scientists at Dundee University has soared to a record total of £140 million over the last twelve months, it was revealed today.
Income from research funding has significantly outstripped the previous year’s total of £114million, which was itself a new high for Dundee.
Professor John Connell, Vice-Principal for Research at the university, said: “These record figures we have set in each of the past two years are testament to our research strength and reflect the hard work our researchers have put in to win funding across the university.
“The level of research income demonstrates the vital role the University plays in helping foster the nation’s economy and will lead to greater understanding across the disciplines from science to culture.”
He continued: “We have an overarching mission to transform lives, locally and globally, and the pioneering research we carry out, and how it is applied, is a major factor in helping us achieve that goal.”
Prof Connell added: “It is particularly encouraging that we have managed to attract such high levels of income in a period when the funding environment has been generally regarded as challenging, set against the backdrop of the global economic picture.
“It is clear that it is the very best research which has the strongest chances of attracting support from Government, charities and industry.
We will continue to strive to secure a significant share of that for Dundee.”