University presents pipe banner to Highlanders
The University of Aberdeen will present a pipe banner to The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS) today (Friday May 28).
Special Collections Centre to benefit from new funding
A grant of £45,000 has been given to the University of Aberdeen to allow people to listen to recorded sound material from the institution’s unique collections.
Teaching and learning challenges under spotlight at annual symposium
Around 70 staff attended the Centre for Learning and Teaching’s second annual Learning and Teaching Symposium, which took place on May 19.
Aberdeen engineering students scoop awards
Four University of Aberdeen engineering students have been awarded prizes for their academic efforts.
School dance success celebrated
Pupils from Smithfield Primary will showcase their newly acquired dance skills at the University of Aberdeen tomorrow (Thursday May 27) as they launch an important education conference.
Research into technology to reduce rural road deaths
Revolutionary technology which could help reduce deaths on rural roads is being investigated by Aberdeen scientists.
Leading neuroscientist gives Kosterlitz lecturer
A celebrated University of Aberdeen scientist who discovered endorphins – the body’s own pain killers – will be recognised later this week via a special lecture.
Women born prematurely more likely to have pre-term babies
Women born prematurely or who have brothers or sisters who were born too early are more at risk of having a pre-term baby, according to a unique University of Aberdeen study.
Aberdeen students honoured for outstanding achievements
A chronic pain sufferer, who has overcome ongoing medical difficulties to succeed in her studies, is one of three University of Aberdeen students to be honoured by the institution today (Thursday May 20).
Award winning biologists explain ‘Darwin finch’ work
Two of the world’s foremost biologists – acclaimed for their work on Darwin’s finches on the Galapagos Islands – are at the University of Aberdeen on Monday (May 24).
Funding boost for pioneering software to help children with communication difficulties
Scottish scientists behind the first software of its kind to enable children with communication difficulties to converse better have been awarded more funding to continue their research.
Aberdeen concert to launch UK’s biggest fiddle festival
The UK’s biggest fiddle festival will be launched on Saturday May 29 with a celebratory concert in Aberdeen.
Assessors elected onto University Court
Energy industry specialist Jacquelynn Craw and distinguished businessman and entrepreneur Dr Maitland Mackie CBE have been elected onto key positions on the University’s governing body.
Screen debut for University’s budding filmmakers
The University of Aberdeen’s Film and Visual Culture students will present their work at a special degree show today (May 19).
Inventor of ‘life-saving’ rice to speak in Aberdeen
The internationally acclaimed scientist behind the creation of a rice which could help combat life-threatening diseases in developing countries, will speak in Aberdeen tomorrow (Thursday May 20).
University to showcase renewable energy expertise
The University of Aberdeen’s expertise in the area of renewable energy will be highlighted at this year’s annual renewable energy exhibition and conference, All-Energy 2010.
University of Aberdeen appointment to CASE Board
Lori Manders, Director of Development and External Affairs, at the University of Aberdeen has been appointed to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) Europe Board of Trustees.
Aberdeen scientists in new stem cell research that could prevent osteoarthritis
Scientists in Aberdeen are to carry out cutting-edge research to find out how stem cells regenerate cartilage in the common condition of osteoarthritis.
Kids win zoo bus visit
Three Aberdeen primary school classes are celebrating after winning a school visit by Edinburgh Zoo Wild Bus.
3,000 year old pigs reveal clues about colonisation of Pacific
The remains of 3,000 year old pigs, dogs and chickens are being used to reveal clues about early human colonisation in some of the remotest parts of the planet.
Winner of the 2010 Toulmin Prize announced
An aspiring Perthshire author has taken a major step forward scooping the 2010 Toulmin Prize for his short story My Life Through Colin.
Success is the Word as 10th Festival draws to a close
The 10th Word proved a cause for celebration with sold-out events and record crowds to mark a decade of the Festival.
Winning wordsmiths to see work published
The winners of a prestigious writing competition, who will now share their work with readers across Scotland, will be unveiled at the Word Festival today (Saturday May 15).
Word enters day two with another packed programme of events
The Word Festival enters day two today (Saturday May 15) with more big names in the frame and the world premiere of Scottish Opera’s new season of Five:15 short operas.
Kids compete for visit from Zoo bus
Around 250 kids from 10 Aberdeen City schools are competing to win a visit by Edinburgh Zoo Wild Bus.
10th edition of Word Festival begins
One of the highlights of Scotland’s cultural calendar will get underway today (May 14) as the Word Festival celebrates its 10th birthday.
Experts to highlight challenges for science in the developing world
The Scottish launch of a landmark book is the opportunity this Thursday for experts from Scottish universities to hear from leaders in international development on how advances in science, technology and innovation can transform the lives of some of the poorest people on the planet.
Woodcarvers at Word as School’s Festival comes to a close
The successful School’s Festival at Word will draw to a close today (May 13) but the fun is far from over as final preparations are made for the main event.
Post-election debate at Word
As the implications of Britain’s first coalition government in 70 years are digested, a special event will be staged at the Word Festival to consider what the future holds for Scotland and the UK.
Book written by Aberdeen schoolchildren unveiled
A new book written by children in Aberdeen will be launched today (May 11) at the Word Schools' Festival.
Explorer Benedict Allen to return to Aberdeen to share tales of adventure
There can be few former students of the University of Aberdeen with a more interesting tale to tell than that of explorer Benedict Allen.
Café Scientifique Shire event cancelled
Tomorrow evening’s (May 11) Café Scientifique Shire event at Banchory’s Woodend Barn has been cancelled.
The science of jokes to be explored at free public event
Have you heard the one about what kind of language is funny?
‘White coat’ impact on blood pressure greater than thought
High blood pressure affects about 40% of adults in the UK and is a major risk factor for heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease and stroke.
New exhibition marks 200th anniversary of poem credited with ‘birth of Scottish tourism’
Tomorrow (Saturday May 8) marks the 200th anniversary of the poem credited with the ‘birth of Scottish tourism’.
University unveils Aberdeen-inspired artwork by leading artist
A new artwork inspired by the granite and industry of Aberdeen has been unveiled at a temporary home in King’s Conference Centre at the University of Aberdeen.
Students flock to recruitment fair
Over 700 students and graduates from across the north-east flocked to Aberdeen last week to meet with local, national and international employers.
University hosts Safety Day
Grampian Fire and Rescue Service teamed up with the University of Aberdeen, Grampian Police, NESCAMP, and the Scottish Ambulance Service yesterday (Wednesday May 5) to host a Safety Day.
Sneak preview for Word-goers
Visitors to the Word – the University of Aberdeen Writers Festival – will be among the first to get their hands on the latest book by one of the UK’s brightest young authors.
Plant sale to help Cruickshank Botanic Garden flourish
The Friends of the Cruickshank Botanic Garden are holding their annual plant sale this Saturday (May 8) to support ongoing development in the historic Old Aberdeen garden.
The Wat remembered in tree planting ceremony
Friends and colleagues of the late Professor George Watson will gather together in the Cruickshank Botanic Garden tomorrow (Thursday, May 6) to plant a tree in memory of “The Wat”.
Heart disease under spotlight
Between 2.5% and 3% of the Scottish population suffer heart failure – it is the most common cause of acute hospitalisation for the over 60s.
University of Aberdeen secures major science festival for northern Scotland
A successful bid led by the University of Aberdeen to host the UK’s leading public science festival will place Aberdeen and the north of Scotland firmly among the nation’s great science cities and regions.
New vision for sustainable international development welcomed
A leading expert in international development, now based at the University of Aberdeen, last week addressed a major conference in South Africa.
Cheap alcohol bought by rich and poor alike, new research reveals
Claims that minimum pricing for alcohol is unfair because it will only impact on low-income families are called into question by new research published today, showing that people across all income groups buy cheap alcohol.
Top professors join esteemed society
Another two leading academics from the University of Aberdeen have joined Scotland’s distinguished learned society, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).
New book simplifies the science behind the ‘obesity epidemic’
Ever wondered if calorie counting and all those hours in the gym will really pay off?
Scotland seen as ‘welcoming’ by immigrants
Scotland is seen by Buddhist immigrants in a favourable light compared to the rest of UK and Ireland according to a new study by researchers at the University of Aberdeen.
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