Aberdeen Geography graduation class of 1971 reunion
The Aberdeen Geography cohort of 1971 had a 50th reunion, back in Aberdeen, on the 3rd of September, showing that the friendships made at University are for life. Fortunately, the COVID restrictions had eased sufficiently that the majority of those still based in the UK could attend. International travel restrictions...
Seasonal Migrant Workers in Scottish Agriculture
Katrin Prager has won a contract for Scottish Government (RESAS) to investigate the “Provision of Farm Workers in Scottish Agriculture” with Diffley Partnership (lead) and the Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde (Start 31 Aug 2021, Finish Aug 2022). This focusses on seasonal migrant workers who are crucial for...
University rises 20 places in THE World University Rankings
The University of Aberdeen has risen 20 places in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022, strengthening its position among the world's top 200 universities.
Treescapes project begins
Dr Ed Schofield is to be a co-investigator on a UKRI-funded research project entitled, Voices of the future: collaborating with children and young people to reimagine treescapes. The study will explore how young people perceive and connect with trees, woodland and forests (‘treescapes’) and how they can participate in changing...
Geography at University of Aberdeen 6th in UK and 1st in Scotland
Geography at the University of Aberdeen rises seventeen places in the Complete University Guide 2022. We ranked 6th overall in the UK (out of 71) and are first in Scotland. This builds on our rise in the Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2021. We are full...
Royal Society International Exchange grant was awarded to Geography and Environment staff members
Matteo Spagnolo and Brice Rea were awarded a Royal Society International Exchange grant to fund collaborative research with colleagues from the University of Padova and the CNR in Italy on palaeo glaciology and climatology in the European Alps. The prediction of future climate changes and how these will affect the melting...
Multi-level collaboration and good environmental governance
Katrin Prager was invited speaker at an event organised by Teagasc (Ireland) on “Working Together for Sustainable Farming: Agri-environmental Policy, Practice and Experience” on 3 March 2021. The webinar focused on policy and policy implementation for supporting greater collaboration between farmers, advisors, scientists and policy makers. Sandwiched between the EU DGAgri representative...
Two fully funded PhD studentship opportunities available
Funding has been secured to support two PhD candidates to undertake research that will explore relationships between Scotland's National Islands Plan and a rural population turnaround.
Lorna Philip to commence research as part of the UK and Ireland Rural Futures Network
The UK and Ireland Rural Futures Network, funded by the ESRC and the Irish Research Council, brings together academics from a range of disciplines, policy makers and rural professionals from across the UK and the Republic of Ireland to develop a future research agenda and reframe future rural policy for...
Geography & Environment is launching a new MSc programme to train future sustainability leaders!
In the current challenging times, the need to make the world a safe and sustainable place is stronger than ever before. The Department of Geography & Environment is pro-actively responding to this need by launching a new programme – MSc in Sustainability Transitions. The programme is designed to train the...