University leads biggest Doors Open Day yet

The University of Aberdeen will lead this year's 30th annual Doors Open Day event in Aberdeen, and more buildings than ever before will be open to the public.

Budding young writers encouraged to follow in footsteps of Nan Shepherd

A writing competition marking the life of one of Scotland's most celebrated writers of prose and poetry has been launched by the University of Aberdeen.

Jurassic world of volcanoes found in central Australia

An international team of subsurface explorers from the University of Aberdeen and University of Adelaide have discovered a 'Jurassic World' of around 100 ancient volcanoes buried deep beneath Australia's largest onshore oil and gas producing region.

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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...

The Art of MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging - or MRI scanning - is in the bones of the University of Aberdeen’s Biomedical Physics department. It is one of the great ‘good news’ stories for the University and for the city of Aberdeen. MRI was developed here and emanated across the world, saving millions of...

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