In 1495 we were founded on the principle of being open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the services of others. We still have that purpose and continuously work towards a more inclusive community.

The University is fully committed to equality for all its staff and students.  Our commitment to inclusion guides our education, our research, and the projects we deliver. We aspire to lead our sector in promoting health and wellbeing and celebrating diversity. We welcome staff and students of all backgrounds and connect with our communities and partners, locally, nationally and internationally. 

This page provides an overview of the University of Aberdeen's commitments, initiatives and resources on equality, diversity and inclusion.



Care for the wellbeing, health and safety of our diverse community, supporting and developing our people to achieve their full potential


Encourage widening access to study, by having fair and flexible entry routes, offering diverse qualifications, and providing a range of modes of delivery; our students will be able to succeed whatever their personal and social background


Develop a research portfolio that promotes national and international collaboration with stakeholders, including companies, organisations and governments


Secure the highest standards of equality, diversity and inclusion, achieving accreditation across multiple strands and characteristics


Eliminate pay gaps across all protected characteristics

Support and Resources for Staff and Students