gold engage watermark
the university of dundee was awarded a gold engage watermark in 2020. the watermark demonstrates that public engagement is intrinsic to the university and is a core part of its mission. we were awarded the highest level of accolade available following a rigorous assessment involving staff and students from across the university and partner organisations. find out more about our engagement work on our public engagement webpages.
the research excellence framework (ref) is the system for assessing research in uk higher education institutions (heis). the university will make its submission to the next ref (ref 2021) in november 2020. the assessment phase will take place in 2021 with the outcomes of the ref published in december 2021.
the university of dundee was awarded a £3.75 million institutional strategic support fund (issf) in 2016 from wellcome to support a variety of activities for the next 5 years. this follows £5 million of previous funding which has supported many strategic activities since october 2011.