Blossoming career for Kate
It’s all coming up roses for Kate Barnard – the first horticultural student supported by the Friends of the Cruickshank Botanic Garden.
Exhibition puts Centre for Rural Health in the spotlight
The people of the Highlands are to feature in a photographic exhibition in Inverness celebrating the 10th anniversary of an academic research unit serving the region.
Why is snot green? Event to answer some of science’s quirkiest questions
Why is snot green? What is space made of? Where does all the water go at low tide, and will computers ever be more intelligent than people?
Library leads the way
The University of Aberdeen has become one of the first higher education institutes in the country to implement LEAN thinking as one of a package of measures being taken to ensure its library, especially its new £57million library building, is as efficient and green as possible.
Word is out on renowned Polish author
A trust set up by the University of Aberdeen’s late Professor of Logic, Wladyslaw Bednarowski, is helping to bring a renowned Polish author to the 2010 Word Festival.
‘Crime’ wave to hit Word
Aberdeen will experience a surge in crime in May – but only in the literary world as some of the UK’s leading thriller writers gather in the Granite City.
Vitamin D and cancer links explored thanks to fundraising walk
A new study is about to get underway which will explore potential links between vitamin D – the ‘sunshine’ vitamin – breast cancer and sunshine levels in the North East of Scotland.
Aberdeen pupils become curators as mini museum launches
An Aberdeen Primary School has created its own museum collection with more than 100 exhibits ranging from model ships to Viking shields.
Major boost for science and society
A University of Aberdeen led collaboration has secured £40,000 of Scottish Government funding to further develop its Public Engagement with Science programme and extend its reach across the North East and beyond.
Aberdeen Harbour supports the University of Aberdeen's Special Collections Centre
Aberdeen Harbour Board and the University of Aberdeen hosted an event last week(Thursday 22 April) to announce the port’s £170,000 sponsorship of the new Photography Archive Room, within the Special Collections Centre of the University’s new library.
Curtain up on University Opera Society
The University of Aberdeen’s Opera Society will make its debut performance with Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro tomorrow (April 27).
Grave of Scotland's greatest 19th century naturalist desecrated
The Edinburgh grave of one of Scotland's greatest naturalists has been vandalised and a valuable bronze plaque stolen.
Aberdeen Harbour supports the University of Aberdeen's Special Collections Centre
Aberdeen Harbour Board and the University of Aberdeen hosted an event last week (Thursday 22 April) to announce the port’s £170,000 sponsorship of the new Photography Archive Room, within the Special Collections Centre of the University’s new library.
Talented vocalist scoops prestigious music prize
A talented vocalist has scooped a highly prestigious music award – taking home a £1,000 prize.
Results of student elections announced
The results of the annual Aberdeen University Students’ Association (AUSA) elections have been announced.
Talented musical students compete for prestigious prize
Six Aberdeen students will battle for supremacy as they compete for a highly prestigious music award.
Students take debate to Aberdeen Sheriff Court
The University of Aberdeen’s law students came out on top when they went head-to-head with Robert Gordon University in the annual Granite City Mooting Competition on April 22.
Distinguished German historian to give lecture in Granite City
One of Germany’s leading historians will address an audience in Aberdeen as part of events to mark the 20th year since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Scholars’ Reception recognises University donors
The generosity of scholarship and bursary donors to the University of Aberdeen was recognised at an event last night (Wednesday April 21).
Language learning in the spotlight at British Academy
The University of Aberdeen School of Education will be represented at the British Academy in London today (Wednesday April 21) at a conference which aims to improve language learning.
SULSA benefits from SFC funding to drive university and business collaboration
Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA) and the University of Aberdeen are to benefit from the launch of a £8.1m programme to be announced today (Tuesday April 20) by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Michael Russell.
Aberdeen academic invited to join United Nations experts
A University of Aberdeen academic will take his expert knowledge of peace processes to the United Nations.
Dragon’s Den star to share secrets of success
Former Dragon’s Den panellist Rachel Elnaugh will share the secrets of her business success with an audience in Aberdeen tomorrow evening (Tuesday March 27).
Travel Disruption - advice for students and staff
In light of the ongoing travel disruption to and from the UK, the University of Aberdeen is providing the following advice and information for students and staff who may be affected.
First Minister announces life sciences boost for Aberdeen
The First Minister of Scotland today (Monday April 19) announced a major funding boost for Aberdeen City and Shire’s fast expanding life sciences sector.
Exercise in schools can help children pay attention in the classroom
Exercise can benefit a child’s ability to concentrate in class, a study of more than 1,000 Aberdeen schoolchildren has found.
Archiving the history of the oil and gas industry – discussed in seminar
Archivists and researchers from across the UK and Norway came together at an event in Aberdeen yesterday (Thursday April 15) to discuss the importance of recording the history of the energy industry.
Individual take on twins
They can be identical, radically different, and it has been suggested can even feel each other’s pain.
Distinguished author to present annual lecture
Distinguished Scottish author Janice Galloway will give the annual Centre for the Novel Lecture at the University of Aberdeen on Tuesday (April 20).
Sound of traditional music in North-East with return of UK’s largest fiddle festival
Tickets are now on sale for the UK’s biggest fiddle and dance festival which will see some of the world’s finest traditional musicians gather in the north-east.
Insight into forensic psychiatry
Forensic psychiatry will come under the spotlight at two public events in Aberdeen city and shire this week.
Word to fire young imaginations
Pupils from schools across Aberdeen city and shire have an opportunity to meet leading children’s authors, cartoonists and story tellers – for free.
Easter Sports School fighting fit
Children at the University of Aberdeen Easter Sports School have been treated to an action-packed fortnight which has taken advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities at the new Aberdeen Sports Village.
Digestive disorders in the spotlight
Disorders of the digestive system will come under scrutiny at a free public talk taking place on Monday night (April 12).
Big bangs promised - as Professor Brian Cox teams up with University
Sparks are set to fly next week when TV presenter and physicist, Professor Brian Cox teams up with the University of Aberdeen.
Future of flagship University library set in Caithness stone
The North’s world-renowned building stone is demonstrating its versatility by featuring in a £57 million Scottish project to create a flagship library for the University of Aberdeen.
Word hits the shops
The Word is out in Aberdeen this weekend as the University of Aberdeen Writers Festival hits the town.
Scottish first for Singh at Word following landmark libel ruling
Science writer Simon Singh will speak before an audience about his landmark libel appeal for the first time in Scotland at the Word Festival.
Microbes in our gut explored in new exhibition
Hundreds of millions of them live inside us everyday, playing a major role in maintaining our health and preventing disease.
Spend a Night at the Museum – as free event returns for third year
What really goes bump after hours and after dark behind the closed doors of a museum?
New University Principal takes up appointment
The new Principal of the University of Aberdeen is spending his first week on campus.
Aberdeen student to learn from world’s great minds
An Aberdeen student is set to be taught by some of the world’s leading scientists having been awarded a prestigious international scholarship.
Deadline extended for competition calling for innovative ideas for future technologies
A new competition, challenging entrants to share their ideas for novel technologies which could transform how we live in the future, has extended its deadline for entries.
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