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A new sports project aimed at widening access to higher education and increasing school attainment levels was launched yesterday (Thursday, January 30) by Abertay University and Dundee & Angus College. The Dundee Academy of Sport will be Tayside’s leading provider of sports education and research, and will be run jointly by the two institutions through funding from the Scottish Funding Council. The Academy will use sport as a means of encouraging young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to become more interested and engaged with other subjects. It will use innovative teaching methods that support the Curriculum for Excellence.