University of Aberdeen


Plaque installed to mark the legacy of slavery at the Powis Gateway

A plaque has been installed on Powis Gateway in Old Aberdeen as part of the recognition of the legacy of slavery in the University of Aberdeen and North-East Scotland.

Aberdeen achieves highest ever ranking in Guardian University Guide

The University of Aberdeen has achieved its highest ever ranking of 13th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, and its seven-place rise from 20th last year also makes it the biggest climber in the top 20.


We understand and nurture our environment, take care of our people and look after our resources. We show leadership in working for the sustainable future of our planet.



Our university is open to all. We welcome staff and students of all backgrounds, and connect with our communities and partners, locally, nationally and internationally.

Top 5

Ranked 4th in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2022

Top 20

Ranked 13th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2023 and 19th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

Top 160

Ranked 158th in the the world in the Times Higher Education Ranking 2022


Awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for research and teaching in Soil Science


We innovate in education and research by generating, sharing and applying new kinds of knowledge. By working together, we will address five interdisciplinary challenges of our time.


We are a Scottish university that was founded with international connections. We are open to people and ideas from around the world, and extend our networks and partnerships globally.