University officially takes control of Science Teaching Hub

University officially takes control of Science Teaching Hub

The University has officially taken over control of its new £35 million Science Teaching Hub from Robertson Construction Eastern.

The new facility, which will transform teaching for chemistry, medical sciences, biological sciences and geosciences students will open in 2022.

The 73,194 sq ft development provides teaching and laboratory space over three floors and a central atrium which has been designed to inspire collaboration between students.

Professor Pete Edwards, Vice-Principal Regional Engagement and Regional Recovery, University of Aberdeen, said: “The Science Teaching Hub will provide our staff with a state-of-the-art facility within which to deliver chemistry, medical sciences, biological sciences and geosciences skills that are vital not only to the employability of our graduates, but the future success of the region. This exciting new space will also play an important role in promoting science-based careers by providing a focus for school and community engagement activities. Enhancing the student learning experience is core to our education commitments and this new facility is upgrading opportunities across STEM subjects.”

Gordon Milne, regional managing director, Robertson Construction Eastern, said: “This development continues our 20-year partnership with the University, and we are proud to deliver this high-quality facility that will support students across a number of disciplines whilst assisting the University in retaining its status as a world-class, higher education institution.”

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