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.

Simulator set to transform North Sea decommissioning and energy transition projects

An immersive simulation suite that will transform approaches to offshore decommissioning and renewable energy infrastructure projects in the North Sea was officially launched in the north-east of Scotland today.

Aberdeen study could help save the sight of people with diabetes

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen are investigating a new treatment for diabetes which they hope could reduce one of the most common complications of the condition - sight loss.

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The University of Aberdeen is a founding partner of The Conversation UK. See below our academics' articles and opinion pieces on various topics of public interest.


In the AI age, the world must work together to limit the risk of nuclear war

By Dr James Johnson, Lecturer in Strategic Studies, University of Aberdeen In a recent article published with The Washington Quarterly I describe the significant (and growing) gap between the expectations and fears of public opinion, policymakers, and global defense communities about artificial intelligence (AI) and its actual military capabilities, particularly in...

Sir Walter Scott's writing can still teach us about ourselves 250 years on

Professor Alison Lumsden, from the University of Aberdeen’s Walter Scott Research Centre, considers the lasting legacy of one of Scotland's most celebrated authors as we approach the 250th anniversary of his birth.   In 2021 we celebrate 250 years of Scotland’s greatest storyteller, Sir Walter Scott. One of Scotland’s most significant figures...

Invisible engagement: how can we support students when we can't see what's going on?

  Student engagement is emotional as well as cerebral - and stress, anxiety and loneliness can all have an impact on learning. University of Aberdeen Vice-Principal Ruth Taylor and Lee Watson, Student Adviser with Aberdeen University Students' Association, reflect on what can and can't be "seen" (this article first appeared in...


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