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Babies have air pollution in their lungs and brains before they take their first breath

Unborn babies have air pollution particles in their developing lungs and other vital organs as early as the first trimester, new research has revealed.

Scientists awarded £1million to help women make childbirth choices

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen have been awarded almost £1 million to fund research looking into how pregnant women can be supported to plan their birth.  

Sustainable

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.

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Inclusive

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

2021

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

Interdisciplinary

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.

International

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.