Aberdeen academics recognised for achievements and excellence
Six researchers at the University of Aberdeen have been recognised for their work in the fields of public health, microbiology and biological sciences.
Life of renowned marine scientist explored in a new book by an Aberdeenshire author
The life of a renowned biologist - a former Professor at the University of Aberdeen with a lifelong connection to the Torry Marine Laboratory - is explored in a new book.
Aberdeen students receive BP Student Tutoring Awards
Students from the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, and Aberdeen College have successfully completed the BP Tutoring Scheme, a 14 week volunteering experience as student tutors in primary and secondary schools throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
University welcomes funding to lead Industry Innovation Network for Food and Drink
The University of Aberdeen has welcomed the award of up to £2.64m over five years from the Scottish Funding Council towards the total package cost of £10.58m for a new Scottish Universities Industry Innovation Network for Food and Drink.
Last chance to see ‘100 curiosities’ at King’s Museum
The first ever exhibition at the new King’s Museum in Old Aberdeen, ‘100 curiosities’, is coming to an end in three days’ time (Tuesday May 31) after welcoming more than 1500 visitors since its opening in mid-April.
Impact revealed of having child with clubfoot
Parents of children born with clubfoot share many of the negative feelings and perceptions experienced by parents of children with more disabling conditions, according to a University of Aberdeen study.
Teaching Scotland’s Future discussed at Aberdeen education summit
The University of Aberdeen’s School of Education will join forces with representatives from nine Scottish local authorities for a summit meeting today (May 26) and tomorrow (May 27) to consider how to implement the biggest shake-up of teacher education in decades.
Major fundraising campaign launched to raise £2.5M for Scotland's first robotic surgical equipment
A major campaign is being launched today (Thursday) to raise £2.5million for Scotland’s first robotic surgical equipment, which will be used to treat patients at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Call for new examination of the Battle of Harlaw as 600th anniversary approaches
The Battle of Harlaw was one of the most significant in Scotland’s history but little is known about the event which changed forever the cultural and linguistic face of the nation.
Aberdeen hosts first Scottish roadshow to highlight the important role played by social sciences
The University of Aberdeen will host a Scottish roadshow to highlight the strategic contribution made by the social sciences to government, the media and the public on Wednesday (May 25).
First Henley-Aberdeen Lecture focuses on modern leadership
The first event celebrating the partnership between Henley Business School and the University of Aberdeen Business School took place on Thursday 19 May in the King’s College Conference Centre with an audience of local business leaders and academics.
Aberdeen alumnus appointed Scotland’s top law officer
A University of Aberdeen graduate is to become Scotland’s most senior law officer.
Runners raise £6000 for charity
Runners raising money for a local cancer charity have dedicated their donation to an Aberdeen patient who lost his fight with gullet cancer.
Scottish data highlights dangerous practice in paediatric paracetamol prescribing
Many of the prescriptions issued by GPs for paracetamol either give less than recommended doses to older children or exceed recommended doses in young children.
Energy event looks at challenges of predicting future climate
How might our climate and weather change as we go through the 21st century? And how confident can we be of our predictions?
Winner of the 2011 Toulmin Prize announced
A retired teacher from Kintore has taken a major step forward in forging a new literary career after scooping the 2011 Toulmin Prize for her short story The Last Een.
Did Scotland get it right with free eye care?
University of Aberdeen researchers are to examine the success of offering eye care services free in Scotland.
Winning wordsmiths to see work published
The winners of a prestigious writing competition, who will now share their work with readers across Scotland, were unveiled at the Word Festival today (Sunday May 15).
Record breaking ticket sales for 11th Word Festival
The 11th Word festival draws to a close with Stephen Robertson, one third of the of the Doric comedy act Scotland The What? sharing the story of their extraordinary success and a celebration of the life of Norman MacCaig featuring fiddler Aly Bain.
Aberdeen’s own ‘Night at the Museum III’
Word festival-goers will have an opportunity to explore Aberdeen’s newest museum as it throws open its doors for a special Night at the Museum event.
Literary fans flock to Aberdeen as 11th Word Festival gets underway
The 11th Word Festival will get underway at the University of Aberdeen today (Friday May 13) with the internationally acclaimed author Margaret Atwood first to take to the stage.
New initiative begins to remove mink in north Scotland
The largest ever initiative to remove breeding American mink from north Scotland is now underway, it was announced today (12 May 2011).
Scientists suggest independent monitoring of deep-sea hydrocarbon industry
Writing in the scientific journal Nature, scientists have called for increased discussion of independent monitoring of deep-sea hydrocarbon industry activity with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of its ecological impact.
Winner of the 2011 Grampian Children’s Book Awards to be revealed at Word
The winner of a children’s book award voted for by S1-3 pupils from across the north-east will be announced at one of Scotland’s most popular literary festivals today (Wednesday May 11).
New Au Science Magazine hits the streets
A new student-run science-themed magazine, Au Science Magazine, is launched this week.
North-east schoolchildren descend on Word Festival
Schoolchildren from Aberdeen city, shire and Moray will descend on the University of Aberdeen today (Tuesday May 10) as the Marathon Oil Schools’ Festival gets underway.
Aberdeen professor outlines pioneering education research at the White House
A University of Aberdeen professor will give a presentation in the White House today (Tuesday May 10) sharing important educational research carried out at the institution as the United States prepares to reauthorise its Elementary and Secondary Education Act and considers how teachers should best be prepared to enter the...
Medicines and you: a bitter-sweet mixture
More medicines than ever can be bought without prescription, but do the benefits outweigh the harm?
£900K software donation gives students a head-start for careers in the oil and gas industry
A donation worth more than £900k from engineering firm Petroleum Experts is allowing students at the University of Aberdeen to get to grips with the latest in petroleum engineering software tools.
University of Aberdeen student film to be shown at Cineworld Union Square
A new film created by students at the University of Aberdeen and inspired by iconic images taken by the great Aberdonian photographer George Washington Wilson is to be screened to the public on Tuesday (May 10).
Good to be thin?
Why it can be so difficult to maintain a healthy weight in today’s society will come under discussion at a free public talk taking place in Aberdeen next week.
Royal wedding composer turns his attention to international music prize
An international Music Prize organised by a composer who saw his own work performed at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is seeking entrants ahead of the closing date on Friday May 27.
Olympic champion to officially open new Academy to nurture north-east’s sporting stars of the future
A Scottish Olympic champion will inspire the next generation of north-east athletic talent when he officially opens the Hydrasun Athletics Academy based at Aberdeen Sports Village on Friday (May 6).
Industrial safety expert visits University
This year’s Plexus Industrial Safety Lecture at the University of Aberdeen will explore how protecting workers’ level of attention and concentration might help to prevent workplace accidents.
Scientists to hold awareness day to highlight plight of North Sea fish
The perils facing the fish whose home is around Scotland's coast and waterways will be the theme for Aberdeen scientists' involvement in a European day of action next month.
Latest research into arthritis discussed
Inflammatory arthritis affects the quality of life of many sufferers of all ages. The conditions, which include rheumatoid arthritis, see the immune system cause inflammation which damages joints, making them painful and swollen.
Asthma pill more user-friendly than inhalers – and no less effective
A rarely prescribed asthma drug is easier to use and just as effective as conventional treatment with inhalers, according to a new study led by the Universities of East Anglia (UEA) and Aberdeen.
Last King of Scotland director in frame for Director’s Cut
Last King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald will join the Director’s Cut cast when he appears at the University of Aberdeen tomorrow (Wednesday May 4).
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