"Game-changing" technology to improve Covid-19 face mask protection
Scientists at the University of Aberdeen are using a "game-changing" technology as they aim to produce a new type of face mask that is more effective in stopping the spread of Covid-19.
University in global top 60 for positive impact on society
The University of Aberdeen is among the top 60 universities in the world in terms of its positive impact on society.
Pilots downplay impact of stress on flight safety
Research from the University of Aberdeen has found that general aviation pilots do not consider stress to be as great a risk to flight safety as other factors such as inclement weather. This is contrary to guidance from flight safety bodies that state stress can compromise performance.
New Head for Business School
A renowned academic with extensive international research and teaching experience in areas including international management, organisational behaviour, HR management and leadership has been announced as the next Head of the University of Aberdeen Business School.
Covid's impact on funerals, the bereaved and funeral workers to be examined
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on funerals is the subject of a new study by the University of Aberdeen.
From Starfleet to the world's oceans
Could a star Trek prop help in the battle against climate change?
Aberdeen first in UK to recruit for new Huntington's disease trial
Aberdeen has recruited the first UK patient for a new trial investigating pridopidine, an oral drug for the treatment of Huntington's disease.
250th anniversary celebration for an Aberdeen doctor who transformed military medicine
The University will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of the 'father of British army medicine' whose life and achievements are commemorated in one of the city's most famous monuments.
University joins network to support Gaelic community officers
The University of Aberdeen is a partner in a new professional support network for Gaelic community officers who are working to increase the use of the language.
PhD student's exhibition documents heart transplant journey
Brian Keeley, an artist and PhD student at the University of Aberdeen, has launched a joint exhibition with his artist wife to coincide with the new 'presumed consent' organ donation law that came into effect in Scotland on 26 March.
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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...