The University of Aberdeen was founded by Bishop Elphinstone in 1495 and we are very proud to be a top 30 UK university* and one of the top 200 in the world**. The University marked its 525th year on Monday 10 February with a special celebration which also revealed the institution’s future ambitions over the next two decades.

The event marked some of the institution’s key milestones from the past before hearing how its future will unfold with the launch of the University’s new strategic vision - ‘Aberdeen 2040’.

The University of Aberdeen is open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others. It will continue to achieve its foundational purpose through education and research that have positive effects on Aberdeen, the North East and the wider world.

*Complete University Guide 2020 and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

**Times Higher Educaion 2020 and QS World Rankings.