Just energy transition research mentioned in Scottish Parliament
Tavis Potts’ research was mentioned in the Scottish Parliament Members Business debate on the Energy Transition Zone and St Fittick’s Park (Torry). Tavis Potts' research has documented the community impact of the proposal surrounding potential loss of greenspace, the history of planning in the locality and exploring potential partnership options...
Geography staff takes part in Aberdeen beach clean
Geography staff members Paula Duffy and Flurina Wartmann were enjoying the September sunshine whilst volunteering at the University Staff beach clean last week. This was organised by the University in partnership with Turning the Plastic Tide (TTPT), which is a beach cleaning initiative ran by the East Grampian Coastal Partnership...
Ice Stupas - bringing water to some of the driest, coldest places on Earth
The University of Aberdeen are working with partners to enhance an innovation that is providing vital water in some of the most arid places on the planet.
University scientists involved in landmark CO2 storage site selection study
University of Aberdeen scientists have been involved in a collaborative study that proposes a rigorous approach to choosing geological CO2 storage sites for a live carbon capture and storage (CCS)* project in north-east Scotland.
An international partnership to enhance global hydrological models with local knowledge
David Haro was awarded a NERC Global Seedcorn Partnership Fund to initiate collaborative research with colleagues from Cranfield University (UK), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria), Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), and Estación Experimental de Aula Dei (Spain). During the next two years, the team will develop a ‘proof-of-concept’...
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...
Aberdeen Geologists Attend Major Conference
The School of Geosciences has a major presence at the William Smith 2021 meeting of the Geological Society taking place 19-21 October 2021. This is the Society’s flagship annual conference, held virtually over three days in October. The theme is “Geological mapping – of our world and others”. From Aberdeen we...
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...
Undergraduate geology fieldwork starts again!
After 18 months of restrictions and virtual teaching, we are delighted to be able to offer our undergraduate geology students the opportunity for residential field trips this autumn. Following strict Covid-compliant protocols, we are running field classes to Arran, currently ongoing, and to the NW Highlands this autumn. It's great...
Guardian University Guide brings more good news for University of Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen has retained its improved position in the Guardian University Guide as the 20th highest ranked university in the UK.
Public views sought to shape the future of Aberdeen collections
From meteorites to Napoleon's sister's slippers, the University of Aberdeen is home to hundreds of thousands of museum treasures.
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.
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