University of Aberdeen


Northern Ireland has no voice in managing its energy supply post-Brexit, new research shows

The UK's exit from the EU has plunged Ireland's all-island energy market into a democratic deficit with decisions on Northern Ireland's energy supply no longer in the hands of its citizens and government, new research has shown.

New approach for drug and alcohol services proposed

People who have sought help for drugs and alcohol should be actively involved when developing new services according to new research from the University of Aberdeen.


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 200

Ranked 192nd in the the world in the Times Higher Education Ranking 2023


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.