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£2.4m legacy gift to fund PhDs in plant sciences

Applications are now open for four fully funded PhD studentships in plant sciences thanks to a generous legacy gift of £2.4m to the University of Aberdeen Development Trust from former students of the University.

Anne Brontë was a rock star

She's renowned as a novelist and one of the three famous sisters, but a detailed scientific analysis of Anne Brontë's collection of stones has revealed her to be a skilled collector with an active interest in geology.

Sustainable

We understand and nurture our environment, take care of our people and look after our resources. We will show leadership in working for the sustainable future of our planet, and will evaluate all our actions for their impact on the environment.

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Inclusive

Our university is open to all. We will welcome staff and students of all backgrounds, and will connect with our communities and partners, locally, nationally and internationally. Our commitment to inclusion will guide our education, our research, and the projects we deliver.

We aspire to lead our sector in promoting health and wellbeing, and celebrating diversity.

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.