Nobel Prize-winning poet and honorary graduate Seamus Heaney described the University of Dundee as "having its head in the clouds and its feet firmly on the ground".
The University's distinctive character comes from our ability to be both aspirational and down-to-earth. We are able to blend ground-breaking intellectual achievement with practical applications.
The University has seen many changes since it became an independent institution in 1967. We have restated this aim in our Transformation Vision. It's what we do today and it's what we've always done. That is to "transform lives locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge".