City Overview

Dundee is undergoing a major transformation, spearheaded by the £1 billion Dundee Waterfront project, spanning 240 hectares of land stretching 8km along the River Tay.

Construction of the project’s centrepiece, the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, is underway and due to open 2018. Dundee is ranked as one of the winners of the Financial Times fDi Magazine’s European Cities and Regions of the future 2016/17.

Key economic sectors within Dundee include life sciences and healthcare, creative industries and digital media, tourism, energy, electronics, publishing, retail and education.

Dundee is a young city, 51% of the population is under 40. With a student to population ratio of 1:6, the highest in Scotland, Dundee’s talent pool is skilled, multicultural and highly educated. The city has two world-class universities and an award-winning college and is renowned for being a centre of academic and research excellence.

The city has a stunning location on the banks of the River Tay, situated on the east coast of Scotland. It is a city with a vibrant arts scene, five star visitor attractions, an abundance of green space, easy access to premier ski locations and 60 golf courses within a 30 minute drive. Dundee is the first UK city to receive the UNESCO City of Design designation.

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