Major donation by Scottish Fishermen’s Trust for new Library project underlines importance of fishin
The Aberdeen-based Scottish Fishermen’s Trust is donating £50,000 towards the prestigious new Library project at the University of Aberdeen for the creation of an education area which recognises the vital role played by commercial fishing in the cultural and historical heritage of the North East of Scotland.
Initiative to reward STAR students
An initiative which rewards students involved in activities to enhance their future employability has been launched by the University of Aberdeen.
New breast cancer screening put to test
Researchers are preparing to launch a £1.6million trial of a new imaging technology to see if might be better at screening breast cancer.
Go-ahead granted for state-of-the-art aquatics centre
The creation of a state-of-the art aquatics centre in Aberdeen has taken a major step forward with plans for the building given the go-ahead today (Thursday October 28) by Aberdeen City Council.
Women wanted to inform reproductive health research
Aberdeen women are being urged to help shape future research into women’s reproductive health.
£1million laboratory to equip students for energy challenges of the future
A £1million state-of-the-art chemical engineering laboratory has been officially opened at the University of Aberdeen.
Surveillance concept scoops engineering student top award
A University of Aberdeen student has been awarded a prestigious prize for his innovative technological concept.
Celebrations for Fertility Centre behind almost 2,000 births
An Aberdeen clinic that has helped bring almost 2,000 babies into the world celebrates its 21st birthday later this week.
Muscle strength gene variant linked to falls
Elderly women with a common gene variant may be more prone to falls, University of Aberdeen scientists have discovered.
Pathology under the spotlight
The science behind headline-hitting ‘Superbugs’ and the crucial role of forensics in solving crimes will come under the spotlight at a free public talk in Aberdeen next week.
Eyewitness accounts of 1641 Irish rebellion released online
The first-hand testimonies of thousands of people who witnessed the bloody rebellion that paved the way for centuries of sectarian conflict in Ireland have been released online.
Congestion charges and electric cars among topics to be examined at international transport conferen
Measures to reduce congestion and encourage the public to make more environmentally conscious transport choices are to be explored at a conference in Aberdeen tomorrow (Tuesday October 26).
‘Strikingly accurate’ depiction of 19th century Old Aberdeen bequeathed to University
A picture showing a strikingly accurate depiction of Old Aberdeen in the 19th century by the artist Alexander Nasmyth was given to the University of Aberdeen today (Monday October 25).
Highland pupil awarded for research into rural road accidents
A Highland school pupil has been awarded for her research into rural road traffic casualties.
Congestion charging more likely to be accepted if public experience trial period
Congestion charging would be more accepted by the public if they were to experience it first under a trial period.
Australia visit to strengthen University’s position as global energy leader
The University of Aberdeen’s position as a global leader in the area of energy is being further strengthened this week.
sound festival to showcase University’s musical talent
The University of Aberdeen’s thriving department of music will showcase the talents of both students and staff as the north-east’s premier music festival, sound, gets underway.
How technology can bridge the divide between urban and rural communities in the UK and India
The potential of technology to bridge the gap between urban and rural communities in the UK and India will be explored at an international workshop this week.
University shares experience of pioneering reform with Cabinet Secretary at international event
The University of Aberdeen’s pioneering project of curriculum reform was showcased at an event in Hong Kong yesterday as the country introduces educational reforms which will produce four year degrees similar to those in Scotland.
Commonwealth medal-winners welcome progress towards an Aberdeen aquatics centre
As the north-east’s triumphant Commonwealth swimmers return from Delhi, the University of Aberdeen has launched a new fundraising initiative to ensure Aberdeen has its own state-of-the art aquatics centre.
Professional qualification in teaching recognised by Principal at presentation
Staff who have completed one or more modules in the PG Certificate in Higher Education Learning and Teaching were presented with their certificates by the Principal of the University of Aberdeen, Professor Ian Diamond, on Friday (October 15).
Scotland’s secret animals explored
Scotland’s most secretive animals will come under the spotlight in a series of FREE events for the October holidays in Aberdeen this week.
Seminar to explore ideas from Norwegian energy sector
How people, technology and ideas can best work together towards further developing the energy sector on an international scale, will be the subject of a free seminar at the University of Aberdeen this week.
Aberdeen spirit of adventure explored in public lecture series
What drove generations of Aberdeen academics, two of them from the same tiny Moray parish, to embark on daring explorations of Asia Minor both before and after the First World War?
Scientists discover new species in one of world’s deepest ocean trenches
Scientists investigating in one of the world’s deepest ocean trenches – previously thought to be void of fish - have discovered an entirely new species.
Irish migrants sought for study into Celtic Tiger period
Irish migrants are being sought for a study into the impact of migration on Ireland over the last two decades.
Latin travels unearth ‘architectural treasures’ for Aberdeen academic
An Aberdeen academic who travelled thousands of miles through some of South America’s most isolated areas and trawled through archives stored in bin liners has seen his work come to fruition with the publication of a new book.
Commonwealth Gold for hot shot student
University of Aberdeen student Kay Copland was on target for a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games yesterday.
University saddened by death of Linda Norgrove
The University of Aberdeen is saddened by the death of former student Linda Norgrove in Afghanistan.
University train on the right tracks
‘University of Aberdeen’ today (11 October) began transporting passengers across Scotland.
Thalidomide research to be discussed
Thalidomide - the drug which caused in excess of 10,000 cases of birth defects worldwide - will come under the spotlight at a free talk in Aberdeen next week.
Planting for climate change
Green-fingered University of Aberdeen students will host an event on Sunday (October 10) to mark a global day of action on climate change.
Career swap gardener puts down new roots
A desire to move to Britain prompted Astrid Fries to pack in her job as an English teacher and leave her homeland of Germany.
Students ‘tea-up’ for ‘Dragon’s Den’ contest with revolutionary idea to alleviate osteoporosis
A revolutionary concept, which would have the potential to help alleviate diseases including osteoporosis, has been dreamt up by a group of Aberdeen scholars.
Major award nomination for ‘How was school today?’ project
A groundbreaking computing project to help profoundly disabled children communicate more effectively, developed by researchers at the Universities of Aberdeen and Dundee, has been nominated for a major industry award.
Sustainable efforts made by University recognised in national awards
The University of Aberdeen has been named as a joint runner-up in a UK-wide competition highlighting the environmental efforts being carried out by companies and organisations of all types and sizes.
Iconic University library building reaches new heights
The new library of the University of Aberdeen reached a special milestone yesterday (Wednesday October 6) when construction reached the top of the building and a special “topping out” ceremony was held to mark the occasion.
Vole study yields new clues to understanding infection
A study of voles has shed new clues on understanding infection in animals and humans, according to research published today (October 7) in Science.
Smoking and drinking main triggers of mouth, oesophagus and larynx cancers
Young adults who smoke, drink and eat low levels of fruit and vegetables are at higher risk of contracting cancers of the mouth, oesophagus and larynx.
Deep sea discoveries to be discussed
Deep sea discoveries which have revolutionised thinking about life in oceans across the globe will be shared with an Aberdeenshire audience at a free event on Monday (October 11).
Iconic bottlenose dolphins add £4 million to Scottish economy, new report shows
The income from tourism spending in Scotland due to the presence of the east coast bottlenose dolphin population is at least £4 million, according to a new survey report published today by the Moray Firth Partnership.
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