Spotlight falls on health and wellbeing in the workplace
The UK’s National Director for Work and Health will pass on her expertise to staff and industry leaders at the University of Aberdeen today (Wednesday March 31).
£111K grant awarded to Aberdeen students to reduce carbon emissions
The Aberdeen University Students’ Association (AUSA) has been awarded a grant of £111K from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.
Links between environment and well-being to be explored
The relationship between the environment and a person’s sense of well-being will be explored at a two day workshop beginning in Aberdeen today (Tuesday March 30).
Measures to protect peat bogs should include improved compensation for farmers - say scientists
Peat bogs are the UK’s largest carbon store, keeping 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide locked safely away from the Earth’s atmosphere.
Work of Aberdeen writer selected for prestigious short story collection
The work of a University of Aberdeen academic has been chosen from hundreds of submissions for a new collection of short stories.
Museums Galleries Scotland announce University of Aberdeen successful in securing awards
The University of Aberdeen is to share in £750,000 of capital funding from Museums Galleries Scotland.
Spring under the spotlight
Free nature sessions are on offer for families looking for something to do with the kids over the first week of the Easter break.
Word programme announced for 10th festival celebrations
Word – the University of Aberdeen Writers Festival - will celebrate its 10th birthday with its most diverse programme ever ranging from leading literary lights to top names from the worlds of wildlife, politics, science and opera.
Ancient meets digital as Aberdeen artefacts go online
The University of Aberdeen’s museums hold an international collection ranging from Egyptian mummified cats, to an Inuit kayak and a WW II German searchlight later used in Aberdeen to make an early radio telescope.
Competition invites ideas for technology of the future
Ever imagined what it would be like to live in a world with flying cars?
Scottish first for Aberdeen law students
Two University of Aberdeen law students will travel to Australia to represent Scotland in the International Negotiation Competition after triumphing in the national heats.
Scottish Government and MSPs asked to consider benefits of more yellow school buses
MSPs will today hear that the introduction to Scotland of more dedicated school buses to transport children to and from school would have a variety of benefits.
Outstanding lecturer recognised by Society
A University of Aberdeen lecturer who has inspired thousands of students over the last three decades has been recognised by a distinguished society.
Fish farm size may not equate with environmental impact
Large fish farms may not have a bigger environmental impact on the seabed than their smaller counterparts, according to a University of Aberdeen study.
Filmmaker behind 80s cult classic to address Aberdeen audience
Alex Cox, director of the 1980s cult classic Repo Man, will take the Director’s Cut chair for the latest event in the popular University of Aberdeen series.
Packed event aims to make sustainability more than just a word
The need to save energy, recycle more and reduce our carbon footprints are matters often discussed but putting the theory into practice can be a challenge.
Aberdeen to host finals of new initiative to promote the German language
The University of Aberdeen will host the final a ground-breaking event to promote German language learning for school pupils in and around Aberdeen on Wednesday (March 24).
Electric vehicle market to be investigated
The consumer market for electric vehicles is to be investigated by Aberdeen experts.
International conference celebrates tercentenary of the birth of great Scottish thinker
Three hundred years after the birth of one of Scotland’s greatest thinkers in the Kincardine village of Strachan, leading minds from the 21st century will come together to celebrate his life and work.
Student diplomats triumph in national competition
Students from the University of Aberdeen’s United Nations Youth and Students Association (UNYSA) Society showcased their diplomatic skills at Scotland’s National Model United Nations (MUN) conference – ScotMUN 2010.
Severe acid reflux: stomach wraps effective in short to medium term
Stomach wrap operations may be more effective than acid suppression tablets in the treatment of severe acid reflux, according to a systematic review by Cochrane researchers.
HPV testing during smear tests not a useful predictor for cancer
Routine testing for the human papilloma virus (HPV) as part of the Cervical Screening Programme does not help doctors know which women are at risk of cancer or the best form of follow up treatment, according to new research funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC).
Granite City Challenge kicks off for varsity rivals
Students from the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University are setting the battle lines for this year’s Granite City Challenge, which will take place on Wednesday (March 17).
Masculine men more attractive to women in less healthy countries
Women living in countries with poorer health are more attracted to masculine looking men, according to a new University of Aberdeen led study.
Pupils put scientists on spot with Big Questions
Pupils will be quizzing some of Aberdeen’s brightest brains at a special ‘Question Time’ session taking today (Wednesday, March 17).
Budding essayists and journalists sought for new competition
The University of Aberdeen has joined forces with Scotland’s literary newspaper to launch a major competition to help discover a new generation of budding essayists and journalists.
Mexican Ambassador learns of oil and gas links during University visit
The Mexican Ambassador to the UK visited the University of Aberdeen today (Wednesday March 17) to learn more about the strong links between the institution and Mexico.
Discover a day of exciting science in Aberdeen
Fancy building your very own robot? Learning how life on earth existed before technology? Or discovering more about how the human skeleton works?
Pupils hear about medical milestones
Medical experts will tomorrow (Tuesday, March 16) try to inspire North-east schoolchildren to take up a career in medicine and medical sciences.
Links with asthma and pregnancy diet highlighted
Diet has emerged in recent years as a likely contributor to rising asthma levels, University of Aberdeen researchers will tell a public event in the city on Monday night (March 15).
Contraceptive pill not associated with increased long-term risk of death
Women in the UK who have ever used the oral contraceptive pill are less likely to die from any cause, including all cancers and heart disease, compared with never users, according to research published on bmj.com today.
Leading University conductor bows out with Music Hall anniversary concert
A gala concert to celebrate Aberdeen Music Hall's 150th anniversary will bring together the combined forces of two of the city's top choirs.
Busking scientists and car boot biologists help launch national celebration of science
It’s not everyday you see chemistry being sold from a car boot or street buskers offering bystanders a slice of biology instead of a song.
Law students launch journal to showcase their skills
Law students at the University of Aberdeen have become only the second in Scotland to launch their own journal to promote the work undertaken in the School.
Funded studentships for fast expanding research field
All expenses paid studentships for a fast expanding field of bioscience are on offer at the University of Aberdeen thanks to funding from one of Britain’s leading funding bodies.
Behavioural problems in childhood doubles the risk of chronic widespread pain in adult life
Bad behaviour in childhood is associated with long-term, chronic widespread pain in adult life, according to the findings of a study following nearly 20,000 people from birth in 1958 to the present day.
Ancient microbe reveals clues to early life on Earth
Primitive life on Earth could have survived heavy pummelling by large meteorites over four billion years ago, according to new findings by Scottish scientists.
Aberdeen researchers examine English patient care
Leading researchers from the University of Aberdeen are involved in a high profile Department of Health commissioned project to evaluate the extent to which cultural and behavioural change is occurring in the NHS in England.
Bring your own brain
It weighs little more than a standard bag of sugar and is made up of almost 75% of water yet it allows us to perform an incredible array of tasks.
Special screening explores revolutionary approach to education
A revolutionary approach to education deep into the mountain peaks of the Indian Himalayas will be the focus of a special event at the University of Aberdeen on March 11.
Medical research under the spotlight
Aberdeen’s new medical school and a research facility where clinical trials are underway into disease like osteoporosis are opening their doors to the public.
Return of Aberdeen’s Spanish & Latin American Film Festival
Aberdeen’s injection of Latin colour and culture will return from March 12 with the second Spanish & Latin American Film Festival.
New book revisits the foundations of our modern understanding of physics
A debate which split the leading minds of the 20th century - and forms the basis of our understanding of modern physics - is the subject of a new book co-authored by an Aberdeen academic.
Football legend and Olympic gold medal winner to celebrate opening of Aberdeen Sports Village
Football legend Denis Law and Olympic champion Jason Gardener MBE – two of the leading sportsmen of their generations – will join the celebrations for the official opening of Aberdeen’s world-class Sports Village today (Friday March 5).
Medical students go to the movies
3D has taken the big screen by storm – blockbuster Avatar which uses the technology is reported to be the biggest grossing film of all time.
New energy exhibition makes only UK stop in Aberdeen
A 1million Euro exhibition aiming to educate young people on the future of renewable energy is now on show in Aberdeen.
Composing the sounds of the city and country - pupils embark on University project
From tweeting birds to bleeping pedestrian crossings – school pupils in Aberdeen city and shire are embarking on a new project to capture the sounds of their surrounding area.
Aberdeen climate change expert to speak at post Copenhagen conference
An Aberdeen academic will be amongst those examining what the outcomes of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen mean for Scotland and the UK, at a conference in Edinburgh on Friday (March 5).
New project could unlock secrets of bloody rebellion
A major research project has been launched, which could shed new light on one of the most violent moments in Irish history by marrying the investigation of eyewitness reports with the latest research technology.
Aberdeen and Mexico links strengthened
The University of Aberdeen has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Faculty of Engineering and Earth Sciences to promote collaborative research projects between the two institutions.
University to showcase what Aberdeen has to offer to hundreds of potential MA students
The distinctive qualities that make the Granite City an attractive place to study will be showcased on Wednesday (March 3) when the University of Aberdeen hosts its sixth annual MA Applicant Day.
Aberdeen victorious in 15th universities' boat race
Congratulations go to the University of Aberdeen Boat Club after they crossed the finishing line first in the 15th Aberdeen Asset Management Universities’ Boat Race.
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