University of Aberdeen Celebrates Centenary of Chair in Economics
The University of Aberdeen is today celebrating the 100th anniversary of one of its most prestigious Chairs, as well as the life of Sir Thomas Jaffrey who established the Chair.
New research finds the 'optimal age' at which preserved senses can compensate for blindness
A new study from the University of Aberdeen and the University of Bath has found the optimal age at which sense of touch and hearing best work together to compensate for blindness.
What lies beneath a volcano? New images reveal all...
The complex plumbing system beneath volcanoes has been revealed in the clearest detail ever, marking a 'major step forward' in our understanding of how they are formed and behave.
Competition linked to Aberdeen 2040 strategic plan yields promising ideas
The winners of a student competition to develop an initiative that supports the University of Aberdeen's Aberdeen 2040 strategic plan have been announced.
Nanotechnology project to boost North Sea gas production
Scientists from the University of Aberdeen are developing new technology they claim will be a "game-changer" in enhancing production from North Sea gas fields.
University to celebrate Black History Month
The University of Aberdeen will celebrate Black History Month throughout October.
Trailblazing Professor retires from the University
Professor Anne Ludbrook of the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) will retire from the University at the end of this month (September 2020).
Singers invited to join global chorus which will become a charity single
A new international song of friendship and healing requires voices to join a chorus in a virtual collaboration which will become a charity single.
Working to ensure a safe academic year 2020/21
Aberdeen Principal & Vice-Chancellor Prof George Boyne joins with Principals and Directors of Scotland's universities and higher education institutions to issue shared statement ahead of new term.
North-East culture to be celebrated in Stories of Aberdeenshire
The University's Elphinstone Institute has jointly led a new campaign shining a spotlight on Aberdeenshire's folklore, ballads, supernatural tales and crafts.
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Questioning the evidence for rapid growth of 'orthodox' Anglican churches in sub Saharan Africa
Aberdeen academic Andrew McKinnon, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen, questions the evidence for rapid growth of ‘orthodox’ Anglican churches in sub Saharan Africa I have been studying Anglicans fighting about sex for over a decade. In that time, many things have changed, but some have not. The...
Lessons from history for the Current Covid-19 Pandemic:
Third year history student Tomás Pizarro-Escuti explores the lessons of The Spanish Flu through the lenses of applied history. History, in its purest form, can be defined as the knowledge of humanity’s past based upon reliable sources. Nevertheless, the historian’s role in its reconstruction of the past should not only be inspired...
Standing on the Shoulders of Medical Giants
Neil McLennan reflects on the lessons that can be learned from Aberdeen graduate and 'giant' of public health Sir Wilson Jameson during the Covid-19 pandemic. In just a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has changed our lives beyond recognition. ‘Self isolation’ and ‘social distancing’ have become the words of the moment. Lying behind this...