Was Aberdeen the birthplace of Scotch Whisky?
Historians have uncovered the earliest ever reference to a still for distilling Scotch whisky which suggests the origins of the spirit may lie in the thriving renaissance burgh of Aberdeen.
Still time for Scottish fishing industry to adapt to climate change
Academic to present findings of climate change report at Species on the Move conference
Psychology collaboration set for take off
The department of Industrial Psychology and CHC Helicopter has been awarded £54,000 to fund PhD research projects in Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Human Factors training.
Aberdeen one of ten institutions to be awarded a Global Professorship from the British Academy
A leading academic whose expertise spans bioarchaeology, archaeology and forensic anthropology will join the University of Aberdeen as part of the British Academy's Global Professorships programme.
Study dispels myth of exercise damage in the treatment of Osteoarthritis of the knee
Condition is leading cause of disability worldwide causing pain, impaired mobility and quality of life
Pupils honoured at biggest ever Aberdeen Children's University graduations
More than 200 school pupils from across the north-east were honoured for their achievements in the classroom as Aberdeen Children's University held its annual graduation ceremony recently.
Kim has a spring in her step after competition win
An engineering student from the University of Aberdeen has a spring in her step after scooping an individual and team gold medal at a major international gymnastics event.
Students pick up best newcomer award at Shell Eco-marathon
A team of students from the University claimed a major award at this year's Shell Eco-marathon, which took place in London at the weekend.
University joint 15th for student satisfaction in UK National Student Survey
The University of Aberdeen has been ranked joint 15th in the UK for overall student satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey (NSS), a rise of ten places on last year.
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Travel guide row over sectarian murals reveals why Northern Ireland's unionists need to reinvent themselves
Cyprus: dangerous row over gas exploration dates back to British colonial meddling
It's time we stopped human evolution – geneticist
Eight reasons why comedians make good leaders
Job recruiters discriminate against Muslims, and it doesn't end at the interview stage
Résistance microbienne : à l’hôpital, les désinfectants devraient être aussi contrôlés que les antibiotiques
The exercise conundrum: sometimes active people put on more weight than couch potatoes – here's why
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...