Leading figures in Scottish public life among those to be honoured by University
One of Scotland’s leading police officers, a north-east philanthropist and entrepreneur, and a world-renowned soprano are among those to be honoured by the University of Aberdeen at its summer graduation ceremonies next week.
Call for public to help chart the UK’s bumblebee population
Have you ever wondered which bumblebees roam your garden? Scientists and conservationists are calling for the public's help to map the UK’s bumblebee population - all you need is a digital camera.
University researcher wins pharmacy award
A University of Aberdeen researcher has been recognised for her work in the field of drug misuse.
Festival of walking, writing and ideas
28th-29th August, 2012, King’s College Conference Centre, Old Aberdeen.
University presented with mental health initiative award
Successfully helping students overcome stress and mental health issues by engaging in exercise has landed the University of Aberdeen an award.
Endangered language takes Aberdeen academic to deepest Siberia
An Aberdeen anthropologist will brave sub-zero conditions in north-east Siberia as he embarks on a 10-month expedition to document an endangered language in the region.
Precious medieval ‘encyclopaedia’ to go on public display for the first time
A lavishly illustrated medieval book which once belonged to King Henry VIII is to go on public display for the first time.
Student engineering group commended
The University of Aberdeen chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers have been presented with the 2012 Aberdeen Sector award for Outstanding Student Chapter after showing exceptional merit and an admirable level of activity.
Event to tell tales of the history of Bennachie
As a symbol of the north-east landscape, Bennachie has been the focus for many tales – both tall and otherwise.
Scientists: climate change is causing decline of specialised plant species
Climate change has impacted on upland plants and vegetation over the past half century, new evidence from north west Scotland has revealed.
Future reproductive outcomes for women who have had an ectopic pregnancy
Women who experience an initial ectopic pregnancy—when the embryo implants outside the womb, usually in the fallopian tubes—are less likely to conceive in the future and if they do, are at increased risk of having another ectopic pregnancy, but are no more likely than first time mothers to suffer complications...
Food scientists prepare to take Royal Highland Show by storm
Too many cooks may spoil the broth but when food science experts from the University of Aberdeen descend on this year’s Royal Highland Show (RHS), audiences can look forward to added entertainment, extra bite and a better understanding of their food and diet.
Microscopy expert receives image award
Capturing a hair-raising image of a Moth Fly in minute detail has earned a University of Aberdeen microscopy expert a prestigious award.
Birthday honours for University staff
Two University of Aberdeen academics have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
University project for older people wins major European award
A project led by the Centrefor Rural Health - a research unit involving the University of the Highlands and Islands and the University of Aberdeen - has won a major European Commission award.
'Heavy Metal, Sex and Granites' - critical role of granite in evolution of life on Earth revealed
It’s one of the world’s toughest forms of rock, used to create buildings and monuments across the globe, and famously linked with one of Scotland’s main cities.
Sex and Sewage
People have had an impact on the planet for millennia but the increase in man-made chemicals entering the environment in recent decades has brought their potential impact on our health into sharper focus.
Olympic honours for geography and former law students
The University is delighted to congratulate a current Geography student and a former Law student who have been chosen for the honour of being torchbearers when the Olympic flame arrives in the Granite City next week.
Could oats and barley grown in the north be even better for our health?
Scientists are investigating if oats and barley grown in the north of the UK are even better at protecting the body against heart disease.
Aberdeenshire pupils display archaeological treasures
Pupils in Oyne and Keig Schools have been displaying the results of their own archaeological fieldwork as part of a University project to unlock the secret past of the Bennachie area.
Visitors to the University of Aberdeen go wild for Rani the tiger
The tiger in the Zoology Museum finally received a name as part of the Museum’s competition Name our Tiger.
Exhibition extended due to popular demand
The exhibition, Set in Silver, has attracted over 7000 visitors to the University Library and will continue to be open to the public until the end of the week.
Physician Assistant for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
NHS Grampian has appointed its first UK trained physician assistant – an innovative new post designed to help meet changing healthcare needs.
Cancelled – early morning opportunity to see the transit of Venus
An early morning event at the University of Aberdeen to let amateur astronomers see the planet Venus transit across the sun has been cancelled due to the weather forecast.
Brian Cox among famous faces to appear at British Science Festival
Popular TV physicist, Brian Cox, has been announced as one of a host of well-known and well-loved celebrity scientists who will appear at this year’s British Science Festival in Aberdeen.
Last-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the transit of Venus
Astronomers in north-east Scotland will have a last-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the planet Venus transit across the sun on Wednesday (June 6).
Cancer professor pipes out Prowlers
Hundreds of women were piped out on an annual fundraising walk by a University of Aberdeen cancer specialist whose research will benefit from the event.
Opportunity to deliver a good plug for recycling
Businesses, residents and organisations are being urged to recycle their broken electronics at a three-day event hosted by the University of Aberdeen in partnership with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Council and European Recycling Platform (ERP).
Aberdeen students honoured for outstanding achievements
A single mother who has overcome learning difficulties to achieve her degree, and a mature student who is studying to become a doctor having dedicated years to helping disadvantaged people across the globe, were among the University of Aberdeen students honoured by the institution yesterday (May 31)
Step into King’s Museum for new exhibition of ‘feet’
A new exhibition at King’s Museum, designed by a group of anthropology, archaeology and history postgraduate students from the University of Aberdeen, will explore the surprising paths our feet tread.
Volunteers sought to capture the 'sound of music' on Bennachie
One of Scotland's most famous hills is set to come alive with the sound of music later this month.
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