The North Theme

The North theme aims to expand research within the northern circumpolar regions, as defined by climatic, environmental, historical, geopolitical and cultural conditions.

With its geographical location facing both east and west, the University of Aberdeen has unique strengths in fields ranging from the geosciences and environmental biology to archaeology, anthropology and Scandinavian studies.

The North theme sponsors four major programmes of interdisciplinary research, seeking to answer key questions:




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The Far North
Frozen Stars, Shifting Ice and the Silence Beyond explores the Idea of The Far North in contemporary art, historical artefacts and written words