Prospective science students flock to the city
Hundreds of would be science and engineering students from across the UK will visit the University of Aberdeen today (Wednesday February 29) as the institution hosts its annual Science and Engineering Applicant day.
Masterclass offers students insight into the business of film making
A University of Aberdeen graduate who has been involved in overseeing the production of more than 100 films including Trainspotting, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill will pass on the benefit of his experience to current students and members of the public tonight (February 29).
Work adds new ‘depth’ to Aberdeen Aquatics Centre
Construction work is adding new depth to Aberdeen’s world-class aquatics centre with excavation of the 50 metre pool and diving area now complete.
Climate change could impact on polar ecosystems
Polar ecosystems could be at risk from the spread of toxic cyanobacteria if the climate continues to warm, say scientists.
Student society visit Berlin
Twenty-eight students from the University of Aberdeen’s Politics and International Relations society visited Berlin for four days at the beginning of the month.
Week of sporting success for Aberdeen
It has proved a successful week for men’s sport at the University of Aberdeen with a league title secured and two teams through to finals and semi-finals.
Aberdeen University Students’ Association shortlisted for six National Awards
NUS Scotland has announced the finalists of the second annual NUS Scotland Awards. The winners of each category will be announced at an awards ceremony the evening of 3 March at NUS Scotland’s National Conference in Irvine.
£5.1M award to tackle fungal killers
Invasive fungal infections are responsible for around 1.5 million deaths worldwide each year.
German writer to give reading from his work at University of Aberdeen
David Wagner, the prize-winning author of novels, short stories and numerous articles for respected German newspapers, is to give a public reading from his works at the University of Aberdeen on February 28.
Climate change study warns against one-off experiments
Climate change research conducted by the University of Aberdeen and Marine Scotland Science highlights the risks of conducting an experiment only once.
Awareness Week to showcase Muslim faith and life
University of Aberdeen students invite the communities of the North-east to join them in celebrating all aspects of Islamic culture with a series of events starting this week.
Scottish student creates first World Whisky Day
It’s Scotland’s national drink but an enterprising University of Aberdeen student will ensure the rest of the world raises a dram to whisky with the first ever World Day in celebration of the spirit.
Volunteers sought for travel disruption study
People from Aberdeen city and shire who have recently experienced travel disruption are being asked to share their experience as part of a major new study.
University pays tribute to dedication of long-serving staff
A further forty-seven staff across all parts of the University have been honoured for their long service and dedication to the institution. A total of 160 people have now received awards, including 14 with over 40 years’ service and 146 who have been with the University for over 25 years.
Volunteers sought for dementia study
Volunteers are being sought for a study into how the brain changes as we age.
New book finds Scotland wants more devolution - not independence
A ‘perfect storm’ could be created in which Scotland votes ‘yes’ for independence despite a lack of overall support for breaking the Union, according to an Aberdeen academic.
Minister meets students to discuss Scotland's commitment to mitigating climate change
Scotland's Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Stewart Stevenson MSP, visited the University of Aberdeen on Friday 10 February to speak at Scotland's Commitment to Mitigating Climate Change and an Outlook on the Rio+20 Summit, an event organised as part of the University’s student-led Go Green Week.
Could we die ‘greener’?
Could we die in a more environmentally friendly way? Greener alternatives to traditional burial methods will be the subject of a free talk in Aberdeen this week. From a flame-free method, which uses less energy and emits significantly less greenhouse gases than cremation, to natural burials in coffins made from...
Platinum ‘prize’ for Paul
It is an accolade presented to the world’s top pop and rock stars but now an Aberdeen academic has joined an exclusive club of platinum disc holders.
Tracing musical style through technology
Aberdeen academics will employ the techniques of DNA sequencing to look at how music has changed over the centuries.
Lifelong passion for Dickens rewarded with visit to the Palace
Dr Paul Schlicke dedicated almost four decades to teaching students at the University of Aberdeen the work of Charles Dickens.
Innovative “protein” toy created by Aberdeen scientist
An innovative new toy to teach youngsters how proteins function in the human body has been created by an Aberdeen scientist.
New European study to investigate methane production in livestock
Scientists from across Europe gathered in Aberdeen this week (9-10 February) to draw up a programme of research aimed at mitigating some of the causes of climate change, as well as benefiting rural communities and addressing global food security.
Delivering medical treatment remotely … Bond style
An Aberdeen doctor who helped devise the scene in Casino Royale when a poisoned James Bond saves himself after getting medical help remotely will give a talk on Monday night (February 13) about telemedicine.
Major study into foods claiming to benefit health
Research by scientists at the University of Aberdeen is helping support the development of new foods which could enhance our health in the future.
Cutting edge sensor technology to be showcased at Subsea 2012
Scientists working on the development of cutting edge sensor systems, which could transform the future of the subsea industry, will showcase their work at a conference in Aberdeen this week.
University shortlisted in national work experience awards
The University of Aberdeen has been announced as a finalist in the National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) awards.
'Supergiant' amphipods discovered 7 km deep
An expedition to one of the deepest places in the ocean has discovered one of the most enigmatic creatures in the deep sea - the 'supergiant' amphipod.
Men's rugby team triumph over Loughborough with dramatic extra-time try
The University of Aberdeen Men's Rugby 1st XV remain on course for Twickenham after a dramatic extra time win over Loughborough University.
Life of great Aberdonian celebrated
A free public lecture series which celebrates the lives of the Granite City's most influential residents will return today (Wednesday February).
World class executive education comes to Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen has joined forces with one of the world's leading business schools to create a unique network which will deliver leadership development to those at the top of their organisations in Scotland.
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