The Evolution of Music discussed
"Music is a science"- that is the surprising claim by a renowned London biologist, who says he is analysing tens of thousands of recorded works to create a 'fossilised record of music'.
Iraqi Ambassador visits University of Aberdeen for ISIS discussion event
The Iraqi Consul General, Ambassador Zaid Noori, was among the speakers at a discussion event on ISIS that was recently hosted by the University of Aberdeen's Legal Research Society.
Whalewatching impacts on minke whales are not likely to be a conservation threat
Wildlife tourism, like whalewatching, can substantially disrupt the activities of the animals targeted but does it threaten populations with extinction?
Aberdeen Vice-Principal Anne Glover appointed to board of Scottish Enterprise
Professor Anne Glover, the University's new Vice-Principal for External Affairs and Dean for Europe, has been appointed to the board of Scottish Enterprise, the economic development agency that provides enterprise, investment and innovation support within the context of the Scottish Government Economic Strategy.
Performance artist and filmmaker to discuss her unique style at Aberdeen event
A controversial performance artist will take to the chair for the next instalment in the University of Aberdeen's popular Director's Cut series
Setting the 'score' straight on an Orkney great
An Orkney explorer whose reputation was sullied by history books will be remembered in a new light as part of a concert in Aberdeen which will showcase a new composer.
University joins forces with Electronics Watch
The University of Aberdeen has signed up as an affiliate member of Electronics Watch, an organisation that aims to improve working conditions in the global electronics industry. The decision was made to ensure that employees working for companies supplying ICT equipment to the University are treated fairly, and that the companies...
Scientists take a leap forward in explaining mysterious migratory journey of wild salmon
As we prepare to adjust to the shifting day length caused by the change in clocks, a team of scientists has discovered how changes in the light are used in the completion of one of nature's most amazing migratory journeys.
New Rector carried aloft to begin new role
Tradition dictates that the University of Aberdeen's new rector must ride through Old Aberdeen aloft a bull carried at shoulder height by students of the institution.
University triumphs in Granite City Challenge
The University of Aberdeen triumphed over their sporting rivals at Robert Gordon University in the annual Granite City Challenge varsity event.
Archives award attracts scholars from around the world
A new awards scheme to enable scholars to access the University of Aberdeen's rich archives and rare books has attracted entries from academics across the globe.
Review suggests Vitamin D supplementation not associated with lower blood pressure
A wide-ranging review of clinical trial data, which involved research from the University of Aberdeen, has found that the use of vitamin D to lower blood pressure is ineffective.
Bright sparks invited to discover science
Families are invited to join in the fun and discover science as part of British Science Week.
University of Aberdeen leads the fight against cancer with £1.5 million grant
The University of Aberdeen has secured a grant of up to £1.5million from Cancer Research UK to study how tumours develop.
Wolves, wildlife and worms
The University of Aberdeen is hosting and supporting an exciting and diverse programme of free events as part of British Science Week which runs from 13-22 March 2015.
University of Aberdeen students' union to get £8 million redevelopment
Students at the University of Aberdeen and the Students' Association are set to benefit from an £8 million redevelopment of its student union building in the heart of the Old Aberdeen campus.
Eye of the greenfly - University technologist scoops award for striking image
An incredible 'under the microscope' image of a greenfly's eye, captured by a University of Aberdeen technologist, has won an award at the 2015 Wellcome Images Awards.
Snap back in time: Reinterpreting George Washington Wilson
A renowned photographer will give new exposure to images of Aberdeen captured 150 years ago as he 'retraces the snaps' of north-east great George Washington Wilson.
Aberdeen universities gear up for Granite City Challenge 2015
The UK's biggest university sporting event will return to Aberdeen next week, as more than 500 students from the city's two universities go head to head in the 18th annual Granite City Challenge.
Philanthropist offers students chance to give a 'gift to the future' as part of £750 prize
When Thomas Reid gave a colourful bestiary which once graced the library of King Henry VIII to Marischal College, he ensured that 800 years after its creation it would survive to be enjoyed by the scholars of today.
Researcher to illuminate the science behind 'The Dress'
A University of Aberdeen researcher will shed some light on how past experience can influence how we see what we see and will describe how this determines which side of 'The Dress' debate you are on for the launch of British Science Week in Aberdeen.
Royal Society of Edinburgh honour for Professor Jaspars
A University of Aberdeen Professor of chemistry has joined Scotland's prestigious educational charity, The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).
Lord Advocate returns to University to deliver Aberdeen Law Project lecture
Scotland's top law officer visited his alma mater recently to deliver The Aberdeen Law Project Lecture 2015.
University signs deal to strengthen ties with Mexican energy sector
The University of Aberdeen has put pen to paper on an agreement that will encourage greater ties between the University and Mexico's energy sector.
University to mark International Women's Day
An event to celebrate the achievements of women and to inspire the next generation of women to consider careers in science will take place at the University of Aberdeen on Friday (March 6).
Leading academic takes top research award
A leading academic from the University of Aberdeen has been honoured for his work in developing chemical methods that will help ensure safe levels of arsenic in rice and rice-based products. Professor Jörg Feldmann, who heads the University’s Trace Element Speciation Laboratory (TESLA) won the 2015 European Award for Plasma Spectrochemistry,...
Placing that face
A University of Aberdeen researcher has been awarded a research grant to investigate how we remember faces, and specifically, how we remember where we saw them.
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