Help the University of Aberdeen to 'knit the elements'

An idea to combine science and knitting has seen people across the country reaching for their needles as a group of University of Aberdeen scientists aim to knit the Periodic Table.

Worldwide study reveals air pollution link to unborn baby growth

Exposure to air pollution is linked to babies' growth during pregnancy, according to a landmark new study.

Kelp row inspires research project to explore best practice in the 'blue economy'

A row over commercial kelp dredging on Scotland's west coast has inspired a new research project which will see academics in Aberdeen and Japan develop new approaches to the political ecology of coastal societies.

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Leading Scottish Football

Neil McLennan, Director of Leadership Programmes and Senior Lecturer, and a former Scottish Football Association qualified coach and former Senior List football referee, asks whether a fresh approach to management can benefit Scotland's national team. The departure of Scotland’s football manager has seen newspaper reporters and football fans once again discussing leadership of...

School exam results don't tell the whole story of education

Neil McLennan, Senior Lecturer and Director of Leadership Programmes at the University of Aberdeen, writes about how education is about much more than exams. The Times has been criticised for producing school league tables in Scotland. The debate ranges from schools needing to be held to account to a need for...

Tech in healthcare- can the Topol Review succeed?

Professor Donald Hislop of the University of Aberdeen Business School considers opportunities and challenges facing the NHS regarding adoption of digital technology. From the use of smartphone Apps, telephone or video appointments, the automation of diagnostic imaging via artificial intelligence, and robot-augmented surgery, digital technologies have the potential to transform the...


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