Highest UK Honour for University of Aberdeen

World-leading University of Aberdeen research and teaching in soil science promoting the control of greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable food production has been recognised with the institution being awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize - the highest national Honour awarded in UK further and higher education.

Study reveals how explosion in ocean life built the first mountains

An unprecedented abundance of oceanic life played a crucial role in the creation of Earth's mountains, a landmark study led by scientists at the University of Aberdeen has revealed.

Book of Deer to return to north-east Scotland for the first time in a millennium

For the first time in more than one thousand years, the Book of Deer, possibly Scotland's oldest surviving manuscript, will return to the north-east of Scotland in 2022.

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Can we be 'Open to all' in our publishing?

University Librarian Simon Bains reflects on the University's founding statement to be 'Open to all' and considers whether this extends to our research publishing. This is the first in a series of posts about issues and opportunities in Open Access publishing Aberdeen 2040 is an ambitious and inspirational strategic plan which drives...

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...


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