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A first for Aberdeen academic honoured by the American Accounting Association

Professor Alan Sangster, Chair in Accounting History at the University of Aberdeen Business School, has been selected to receive the 2022 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award of the American Accounting Association (AAA).

NDC and ORE Catapult form floating offshore wind research partnership

The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) has teamed up with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in a research partnership aimed at developing new offshore wind technologies.

Is thyroid disease a cause of the gender pay gap?

New research has found the adverse effects of thyroid dysfunction on labour market productivity could be a contributing factor to why women earn lower wages than men.

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Just Transition workshop brings together scholars and Aberdeen's civil society

Achieving climate goals is impossible without significant transformation of our energy systems in a way that reduces reliance on fossil fuels and increases the share of low-carbon energy in the form of renewables and other options, such as nuclear energy.  While it is often assumed that the energy transition process is...

National energy strategy long overdue but good news for the north-east

Last week’s publication of the UK’s new energy strategy has set out a vision for the country’s long-term energy security that is long overdue but nonetheless welcome. Arguably it is the first time for decades that there has been a deep appreciation of where and from whom we get energy, the...

Understanding artificial intelligence using Netflix, Amazon and a slice of pizza

Have you ever bought something from Amazon? Used Google maps to get to your favourite restaurant? Watched a movie Netflix recommended? If so, you have interacted with Artificial Intelligence (AI).  Yes, that’s right. AI isn’t just robots and lousy chatbots.   Simply put, AI is a ‘technology that exhibits human-like intelligence’. ...

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