Bumblebee Census: Volunteers sought to identify bumblebee population
Could you spot the difference between a White-tailed bumblebee and a Garden bumblebee? Did you even know that there are 24 species of bumblebee in the UK?
Evolutionary Loop 517 Unveiled
A monumental six metre bronze sculpture by London-based contemporary artist, Nasser Azam, was officially unveiled at the University of Aberdeen this week.
EU-Russia energy relations discussed at University-organised conference
An attempt to find new ways of shaping EU-Russia energy relations will be the subject of a major European conference co-organised by the University of Aberdeen.
Wanderlust events continue at University
A series of talks to accompany a current exhibition at the Sir Duncan Rice Library continues this week with two events.
Selective breeding and diet changes could produce low methane cows
The possibility of selective breeding to produce cattle that are consistently low methane emitters is being explored by an international team of scientists led by the University of Aberdeen.
University and Senergy launch world-leading MSc in Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation
A pioneering collaboration aimed at inspiring the next generation of much-needed petrophysicists into the energy sector has been hailed by industry leaders as an “invaluable catalyst” towards helping to address the worldwide skills shortage in the sector.
University researchers create a buzz on Beechgrove Garden
Researchers at the University's dot.rural digital economy hub feature in this week’s episode of BBC2’s Beechgrove Garden, which will be screened across the UK on Sunday 26 May at 8.30am.
Aberdeen researchers in new stem cell research into osteoarthritis
Medical research charity Arthritis Research UK has awarded £184,000 to a team of researchers at the University of Aberdeen to study stem cells found naturally present in people’s joints in order to develop new treatments for joint problems such as osteoarthritis.
University donates books to local secondary schools
Following a host of successful Word events at the recent May Festival, and the launch of the popular Big Read project last year, the University of Aberdeen has donated a number of books to local secondary schools.
Carbs and protein for weight control
Balancing protein and carbohydrate in our diet for weight control will be discussed tomorrow (Friday, May 24) when a global leader in nutrition and research gives a key lecture at the University of Aberdeen.
New university partnership to support industry and government on offshore wind
Three of Scotland’s east coast universities are combining their expertise and experience – and advantage of location – to launch a new institute aimed at becoming the recognised global authority on the delivery and implementation of offshore renewable energy.
Chelsea Gold for Deep Sea scientists and flower arrangers’ flower show display
An unusual collaboration between marine chemists at the University of Aberdeen and the Scottish Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (SAFAS) has struck gold at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Aberdeen graduate first on new company scheme to fill logistics gap
A University of Aberdeen graduate has been given a chance to work across Europe thanks to a new graduate scheme at global logistics company Peterson SBS.
Penguins may have ‘happy feet’ but why don’t they fly?
They are known for being a bird that can’t fly but now scientists believe they have worked out why penguins don’t take to the skies.
Public events to accompany Wanderlust exhibition at University of Aberdeen library
A series of public talks and events to accompany a current exhibition at the University of Aberdeen’s Sir Duncan Rice Library will kick off next week (Tuesday, May 21).
Oil industry research sheds light on where life exists on Earth and beyond
The North Sea oil and gas industry’s pursuit of new oil reserves has contributed to a greater understanding of where life exists on Earth and may even help us look for life on other planets.
University staff and students recognised for public engagement with research
Staff and students from across the University have been recognised for their significant efforts in engaging members of the public with research at a recent awards ceremony.
Deep Sea scientists team up with flower arrangers for Chelsea Flower Show
In an unlikely collaboration, marine chemists at the University of Aberdeen who search the sea bed for new drugs have teamed up with the Scottish Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (SAFAS) for the Chelsea Flower Show.
Moose Cree fiddler to perform at University
A fiddler from the Moose Cree First Nation in Canada is to perform at the University of Aberdeen as part of a one-off visit to the city.
Hidden histories of Bennachie’s crofter colonists up for discussion
The hidden histories of Bennachie’s crofter colonists will be revealed at the Cafe Scientifique Aberdeenshire discussion, which will be held at the Acorn Centre, Inverurie tonight (Tuesday, May 14).
First ever May Festival hailed a huge success
Thousands of people descended on the University of Aberdeen at the weekend (Friday, May 10 - Sunday, May 12) for the first ever May Festival.
University academic honoured by leading Polish institution
Professor Marian Wiercigroch FRSE has been awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by Lodz University of Technology (LUT) in Poland, joining an elite group of leading scientists and political dignitaries who have been honoured by the Polish university.
The challenges of an ageing population to be discussed at Café MED
The challenge of an ageing population and related increased economic and social burdens will be discussed at the next event in the University’s popular Cafe MED series today (Monday, May 13) at the Suttie Centre Cafe at Foresterhill.
May Festival underway at University of Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen’s May Festival kicks off this morning (Friday, May 10) with a fantastic range of events showcasing a variety of themes.
The Oil & Gas Academy of Scotland to receive funding boost
The Oil & Gas Academy of Scotland (OGAS) - in which the University of Aberdeen is a partner - was today (10 May 2013) given a cash boost by First Minister Alex Salmond to improve oil and gas training facilities and develop other energy sector skills courses
Plants use underground networks to warn of enemy attack
Plants use underground fungal networks to warn their neighbours of aphid attack, UK scientists have discovered. The study, published this week in Ecology Letters, is the first to reveal plants’ ability to communicate underground in this way.
‘Most powerful’ Picts’ kingdom to be explored for first time
They were named the Picti, or ‘painted people’ by the Romans who clashed regularly with them throughout the fourth century but there is still much to learn about the Pitcish kingdoms which were once some of the most influential players in northern Britain.
May Festival gives insight into some of the Disney∙Pixar magic
Film fans will get the inside track on one of the world’s most successful movie-making studios when Aberdeen’s newest festival kicks off tomorrow (May 10).
A Day of Song at the May Festival
The Elphinstone Institute is hosting ‘A Day of Song’ on Saturday May 11, as part of the University’s May Festival, which runs from 10-12 May 2013.
Scottish author Kenneth White to discuss World Literature at May Festival
Scottish writer Kenneth White will deliver a lecture and a reading of his own poetry at this weekend’s May Festival.
World Whisky Day founder continues to toast success
Last year he was an unknown Aberdeen University student with a bright idea – this year he is 'Mr World Whisky Day' and industry representatives are beating a path to his door.
North east youngsters to enjoy festival fun at University of Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen is set to welcome more than 700 school pupils from across the North-east to its campus for the Marathon Oil School and Children’s Festival.
Corroboration and sex crimes up for debate at May Festival
Controversial proposals to change the Scots legal system which could make it easier to prosecute sex crime cases will be debated at the University of Aberdeen’s new May Festival taking place next weekend (May 10-12).
Big questions centre stage as experts debate the politics of oil and gas
What should be done with the profits of oil and gas? What should be the future of the oil and gas workforce? How can oil and gas production be best reconciled with care for the environment?
Hidden dangers of fungi discussed at city event
Fungi are vitally important sources of food, antibiotics and a huge range of useful products, but there is a dark side to these organisms that is not well appreciated.
Renowned singers to perform at University of Aberdeen May Festival
The University of Aberdeen’s May Festival will provide a stage for two renowned singers this weekend.
Word returns to May Festival
Aberdeen’s newest and most diverse festival will include a special strand of events inspired by previous festival, Word.
Ocean ridges not home to ‘more’ marine life
Undersea mountain ranges have long been thought to contain more marine life than other flat parts of the deep ocean but now an international team of scientists - led by the University of Aberdeen and Institute of Marine Research in Norway - believe that this is not the case.
University of Aberdeen lecturer launching new art exhibition today
A University of Aberdeen lecturer is launching an exhibition of art work inspired by King's Chapel at the Claremont Gallery in Aberdeen today (Friday).
Hot Topics under spotlight at May Festival
Want the latest on climate change? How will we keep the lights on? What has diet to do with disease? And why is Aberdeenshire’s archaeology so important?
UN Special Representative speaks at University on sexual violence in conflict
University staff, students and members of the public have the opportunity on Thursday, May 9, to hear from the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in situations of conflict.
The May Festival to hear about new Aberdeen Gene Machine
Aberdonians will get a chance to hear more about the latest gene scanning technology which soon will be helping to treat and prevent cancer in the North.
Rights and wrongs up for debate at the May Festival
Provocative ideas tackling some of the world’s big ethical questions will be up for discussion at the University of Aberdeen’s brand new May Festival taking place between May 10 and 12.
Bioscience students unlock their enterprising potential with SIE
The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) in partnership with the School of Medical Sciences and the University’s Careers Service has just completed a series of on-campus workshops for 370 students studying the first year course, The Cell.
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