University of Aberdeen


Scientists explain the 'pandemic time-warp' and find who is most affected

Since the pandemic GPs are increasingly reporting that patients find it difficult to give an exact history of their illness. This unexpected effect of the pandemic prompted researchers from the University of Aberdeen to investigate what is causing this and who may be most affected.

Alternatives to hospital admissions for children insufficient, new report claims

There are record numbers of unwell children being admitted to Scottish hospitals and the current new alternatives being used are insufficient, a new University of Aberdeen study concludes.


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.