Aberdeen students gear up for Copenhagen summit
Aberdeen students are lending their support to a global treaty on climate change ahead of next week’s United Nations summit in Copenhagen.
Ambassadors recognised at Business Tourism Awards Dinner
Business leaders and academics who have helped bring in conference business worth more than £11million to the local economy during the last year were awarded by Aberdeen Convention Bureau at its annual Ambassador Awards dinner last week (Wednesday November 25).
Secrets of the deep revealed in new book
More than 60% of our planet is covered by deep ocean harbouring the largest habitat on Earth.
Key alcohol adviser to discuss UK’s drink problem
Alcohol problems cost Scotland an estimated £2.25 billion per year in NHS, social work, police, emergency services and the wider economic and human costs.*
Inspiring by design
The role of architecture in inspiring learning was the theme for a meeting of the Cross Party Group for Architecture and the Built Environment at The Scottish Parliament on Wednesday November 18.
Double honour for scientist in successful second career
Deciding to study later in life has paid off for Alex Brand, who is now enjoying a successful second career as a University of Aberdeen research scientist.
Feathered fun for young ones
Places are still available on fun sessions this Friday (November 27) for preschoolers keen to learn more about birds.
Volunteers sought for study which could help parents of ill or premature babies
Volunteers are being sought for a new study which aims to improve the experience of parents of ill or premature newborn babies.
Holyrood debate on making the Caledonian connection
The future of connecting with millions of Scots abroad will come under the spotlight in a major public discussion at Holyrood later this week.
Hong Kong composer scoops 2009 Aberdeen Music Prize
The Aberdeen Music Prize hit the right note with aspiring composers and audiences in the Granite City alike as the winner of the 2009 competition was unveiled.
New book to teach next generation of geologists
A new textbook which will help teach the next generation of geologists in the oil and gas industry, will be showcased at the University of Aberdeen today (Monday November 23).
University strengthens cultural relations with Spain
Federico Palomera, Consul General of Spain, visited the University of Aberdeen in November to strengthen cultural relations between Aberdeen and Spain.
New synthetic bone closer to market
Pioneering research to develop man-made bone to help patients with diseased and damaged bone is a step closer to the market.
Best-selling biologist and outspoken atheist among those honoured by University
One of Britain’s best known biologists who has championed and expanded upon Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is among those being honoured today (November 26) by the University of Aberdeen.
International composing talent bring sound of music to Aberdeen
Talented young composers from across the globe will bring the sound of their music to the Granite City this weekend, as the third University of Aberdeen Music Prize takes place.
Event celebrates 150 years of Darwin’s most epic work
150 years ago Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection was published and shaped understanding of how life evolved.
Could climate change affect the food on our plate?
Researchers are today (Thursday, November 19) debating whether measures to curb climate change could impact on the food on our plate.
New exhibition features pioneering university research
Pioneering research at Aberdeen’s two universities is featured in a new photographic exhibition of dramatically striking images which are set to ‘change our tomorrow’.
Still time to book for Professor Hugh Pennington lecture
There is still time to book a place for a free public lecture being given this Friday (November 20) by one of Britain’s most high profile scientists.
Overweight men sought for diabetes study
Aberdeen scientists are seeking overweight men for a new study which aims to better understand the connection between obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
Brave Aberdeen alumnus to give inspiring talk
A brave University of Aberdeen graduate who became paralysed following a rock climbing accident will share her inspiring story at a free event this evening (Monday November 16).
World renowned soprano to perform in Aberdeen
One of the world’s most respected sopranos is to perform this week in Aberdeen.
Muslim women’s rights explored as world renowned lecture series returns to Aberdeen
One of the world’s leading voices on Muslim women’s rights is to speak at the University of Aberdeen on Monday November 16.
Physician assisted suicide to be debated
A debate on whether doctors should aid patients who wish to end their lives will take place at the University of Aberdeen on Monday (November 16).
IT manager who survived fatal glider crash among finalists for top award
An IT program manager who survived a 200mph glider crash which killed his good friend was among the finalists up for a prestigious trade award.
Aberdeen scientists capture on film deepest fish in the southern ocean
Scientists from the University of Aberdeen, Japan and New Zealand have successfully photographed the deepest fish in the southern hemisphere at 7561 metres deep in the Kermadec Trench, just north east of New Zealand.
Top young table tennis players to compete in Granite City
Scotland’s top young table tennis players will converge in Aberdeen for the Scottish Universities Championship on Saturday November 14.
New book explores patient safety in surgery
It’s estimated that up to 12% of hospital patients experience an ‘adverse event’ and about 50% of these are related to surgery.
Work of Aberdeen arsenic expert ‘highly cited’
An Aberdeen scientist who was the first to reveal the extent of arsenic contamination in rice is now officially regarded as one of the world’s leading experts in his field.
SUPA researchers to benefit from £48 million investment
Eight Scottish universities – including the University of Aberdeen - are to share almost £50 million to grow their physics research capabilities in a move which will cement the nation’s claim to be a global leader in scientific research and discovery.
Can tomato-based foods protect you against heart disease?
Researchers from the University of Aberdeen believe tomatoes could play a key role in the prevention of heart disease and are seeking volunteers to verify the theory.
Professor Hugh Pennington gives public lecture
One of Britain’s best known scientists is giving a public lecture this month and being awarded a prestigious honour at the same time.
Report quantifies University’s half-billion pound contribution to economy
The University of Aberdeen is currently contributing over half a billion pounds annually (£508 million) to the economy of Scotland, according to an independent economic impact assessment.
Honour for researcher uncovering secrets of bacteria
A microbiologist whose research into bacteria might ultimately help pave the way for the development of new antibiotics and possibly new ways of sterilising food is being rewarded for her work.
Patient safety experts gather in Aberdeen
Around 60 experts in patient safety are meeting at the University of Aberdeen today(November 6).
Martin Bell to join University of Aberdeen in Act of Remembrance
Former BBC war correspondent and ex-independent MP, Martin Bell, will be at the University of Aberdeen for the Act of Remembrance on Sunday.
Aberdeen students strike gold with innovative E. coli plumbing concept
A group of students have struck gold with a revolutionary technique testing how E. coli could be used to plumb leaks in pipes.
Ancient Athens and Old Aberdeen brought together in new public lecture series
A leading scholar of the classics and award winning author will bring a modern perspective to art and antiques in a series of public talks.
Presenter of popular BBC archaeology series to give free talk in Aberdeen
An internationally renowned archaeologist best known for the popular BBC series Two Men in a Trench is to speak at the University of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen marine scientists part of new alliance
Scotland will become a global leader in marine science within a decade with the launch of a new partnership which will pool the nation’s marine research expertise.
Innovative teaching methods used at Aberdeenshire schools passed on to teachers from across Scotland
Teachers from Stonehaven, Aboyne and Turriff will demonstrate the innovative ways in which they teach maths to children at a conference to promote excellence in Scottish teaching.
Another accolade for Aberdeen athlete
An Aberdeen runner who already boasts a string of sporting accolades has been named Scottish Masters Athlete of 2009.
Major study to understand what prompts environmentally friendly behaviour
University of Aberdeen researchers are leading a major study to better understand what motivates people to act in an environmentally friendly way.
Postgraduate prospects highlighted at Open Day
Hundreds of prospective postgraduate students are expected to descend on the University of Aberdeen next week (Wednesday November 11) as the institution hosts its third annual Postgraduate Open Day.
Charity event to tell story of North East medical discoveries
The North-east’s strong history of medical discoveries and healthcare will be the subject of a unique charity event in Aberdeen next week.
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