University of Aberdeen

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Over the past 525 years, the University of Aberdeen has proudly offered its students life-changing opportunities by proving true to its foundational purpose, ‘open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others’. The University’s vast experience in teaching – along with its modern 21st century outlook – enables it to offer the same great opportunity to you today.

Its rich heritage, world-leading research and learning excellence has contributed to associations with five Nobel Prize winners and, more recently, being named as a top 30 UK university by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. 

You are warmly invited to join the Aberdeen family and become part of the next chapter in its history.

University of Aberdeen

The University is home to 12 different schools, which together deliver teaching and research on a broad range of subjects and disciplines.

Facts & Stats

  • Years of experience and rich heritage – Founded 1495.
  • One of the UK’s top 30 universities (Complete University Guide 2020 and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).
  • World top 200 University – The World University Rankings 2020.
  • Scottish University of the Year 2019 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).
  • Teaching Gaelic for over 100 years.
  • Working with some of brightest minds in history – Associated with 5 Nobel Prizes.
  • Changing lives – We’re home to the MRI scanner.
  • A truly multi-cultural campus, based in North East Scotland – 130+ Nationalities.
  • Campus in Qatar, Alliance with Curtin University Australia and partners in Sri Lanka.
  • Olympic standard sports facilities.
  • 75% of research classified as world leading (Most recent REF 2014 results).

Our library is truly spectacular

Our Sir Duncan Rice was named one of the most beautiful in the world (CEOWORLD magazine, 2016).

Our campus is stunning

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the ancient architecture which date backs to 1495.  

Interdisciplinary research

Our research teams work across discipline areas to solve real world problems together. Our Institutes and units have influenced everything from industry to public policy. 

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