"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.

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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...


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