Tourism boost for the North-East's 'hidden gems'

A new £100,000 project will highlight the region's hidden cultural gems and encourage visitors to travel off the beaten track when they come to the North-East.

Robots bring online students closer to the classroom

Robots are bringing online students closer to the classroom in a trial taking place at the University of Aberdeen.

Award for Aberdeen tool that 'reduces research waste'

Aberdeen academics have won a prestigious international award for making trials of new healthcare treatments more efficient.

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Is the oil and gas industry really prepared for energy transition?

The oil and gas industry currently finds itself in a situation which is far from comfortable. On the one hand, the industry just began to recover from the 2014 downturn. Now the industry faces perhaps an even bigger challenge: the move towards a carbon-free society, also referred to as energy transition. In light...

Dracula, Measles, Mumps and Rubella: Economic lessons for why some are difficult to kill off.

Professor John Skåtun, Chair in Economics at the University of Aberdeen Business School, argues that with vaccine hesitancy on the rise, policymakers need to consider the use of financial penalties for those not prepared to consider the societal benefit of immunisation. Measles is a serious disease. So recent flare-ups have caused...

Trying to untangle the rural cancer riddle

GP and Professor of Primary Care at the University of Aberdeen, Peter Murchie addresses the conundrum of why people with cancer in rural areas are less likely to survive. If there’s one thing we are blessed with in Scotland, it is plenty of remote and rural space. However, I...

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