Project to record our experiences of 2020 launched
An international project aiming to record in depth the experiences during 2020 of people all over the world has been launched by researchers in Aberdeen.
New free counselling service to bridge gap in provision and help to train new counsellors
A new centre will provide additional free counselling services for people in the north-east and offer new opportunities for counsellors in training to undertake practical assessment.
University offers £90,000 worth of AI scholarships
The University of Aberdeen is offering nine scholarships for its MSc in Artificial Intelligence (AI), worth a combined £90,000.
Breakthrough in study of fish kidney disease related to climate change
New study sheds light on Proliferative Kidney Disease (PKD) in fish such as trout.
Tributes paid to University stalwart who has supported 'a generation of musicians'
Tributes have been paid to Professor Derek Ogston CBE LLD MD FRSE (1932-2021) following his death after a short illness.
Head of pioneering MRI team passes away
The pioneering medical physicist whose team led the world with their breakthroughs in medical imaging has passed away at the age of 94.
New funding to help bring University collections to life online
The University of Aberdeen has been awarded nearly £44,000 to help bring to life its museum collections virtually as part of a Covid recovery grant.
Aberdeen Community Testing Facility opens for key workers
In support of the city's response to the pandemic, a new facility for key workers without Covid-19 symptoms will begin offering lateral flow tests from Monday 22 February.
Vaccine roll-out working, first national study suggests
Vaccination has been linked to a substantial reduction in the risk of Covid-19 admissions to Scotland's hospitals, landmark research suggests.
Landmark Scottish study launched to shed light on "neglected area of cardiology"
Researchers in Scotland are to carry out the first ever national study into a potentially fatal heart condition which affects thousands of people in the UK.
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Education in Scotland needs 'a shot in the arm'
Neil McLennan, a Senior Lecturer and Director of Leadership Programmes in the School of Education considers the future for education in Scotland in light of changes forced upon it by the Covid crisis. McLennan sits on a number of education reform groups as well as Scotland’s Futures Forum (the Scottish...
Trump is not a fascist. But that didn't make him any less dangerous to our democracy
Thomas Weber is professor of history and international affairs at the University of Aberdeen and author most recently of "Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi" (Basic Books). He considers the comparisons made between Donald Trump’s presidency and the rise of Nazi Germany. Over the last five years, I have often wondered...
Using theology to empower people with disabilities
As the UK marks Disability History Month, the University of Aberdeen’s Léon Van Ommen, whose research focuses on autism and faith communities, considers the role of practical theology in informing new ideas to improve the spiritual care of those with disabilities. There is a growing recognition among healthcare providers and charities that...