'Phantom' volcanoes discovery signals new hope for North Sea oil and gas exploration

Geologists at the University of Aberdeen have discovered a huge swathe of the North Sea left unexplored for oil and gas because of so-called 'phantom' volcanoes they have proven don't exist.

What makes a man? Testosterone only half the story, scientists say

Scientists have identified for the first time the details of an 'alternative' biological process required to develop male genitals in an unborn baby.

University student organises gig in place of birthday celebrations

Fourth year student organises charity gig to raise funds and awareness of mental health charities

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Working in partnership to transform decommissioning

On Friday I was proud to represent the University at the opening of the National Decommissioning Centre, a long-term £38m partnership between the University and the Oil & Gas Technology Centre. Based at the University’s former Oceanlab research facility in Newburgh, the NDC will work in partnership with companies to become...

War Poets inspire Christmas Spirit

2018 has very much so been the year of the war poets in our First World War Remembrance activity. The words of Owen, Graves and Sassoon have echoed around the country's commemoration events. As we approach Christmas, it is appropriate to consider how the festive season inspired their...

Our mission to widen access to a university education

Since I returned to Aberdeen to take up my role as Principal I have worked to play my part in strengthening links between the University and our local institutions, meeting with civic and political leaders, industry figures, and education partners as we aim to enhance our existing partnerships for the...


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