Most comprehensive collection of Irish poetry published today
A University of Aberdeen professor will today see nine years of work come to fruition with the publication of an unprecedentedly comprehensive compilation of poetry from Ireland.
Botanist to retire after almost four decades at University
A University of Aberdeen botanist whose career has taken him from the tropics to the arctic will retire today (September 30) after 39 years with the institution.
Milestone celebrations for Medical Education Centre in the Highlands
A teaching facility that has been a hub over the years for thousands of medical students on placement in Inverness and the Highlands has two good reasons to celebrate tomorrow (October 1).
Changing times for Aberdeen lecturer retiring after 40 years
After four decades at the University of Aberdeen, Professor Alison Saunders has seen huge changes in the institution.
Elderly find Nintendo Wii Fit ‘acceptable’
The Nintendo Wii Fit is an acceptable exercise for some older people who are prone to falling, according to an NHS Grampian and University of Aberdeen study.
Strength of the cooperative movement celebrated at international conference
There are 800 million individual members of cooperatives worldwide including around 2.1 million in Scotland and the movement has been shown to withstand economic turbulence better than more conventional ways of working.
The reality of a nuclear-free Scotland to be debated
The reality of Scotland without nuclear power is to be debated at a free event in Aberdeen on Monday (October 11).
Powerful underwater waves - capable of tilting oil rigs - to be discussed in new lecture series
Powerful waves capable of destroying underwater vehicles, tilting offshore rigs and halting a ship at full power, will be the subject of the first in a new series of lectures hosted by the University of Aberdeen.
Scottish Parliament welcomes rebels with a cause
The Scottish Parliament announced today it will showcase a major new exhibition titled Rebels with a Cause: The Jacobites and the Global Imagination.
Dementia research gets boost thanks to charity concert
Faster and more detailed imaging of brain disorders will be on the way thanks to the efforts of a local charity.
University part of global effort to safeguard lives of millions of women and children
The University of Aberdeen is one of the signatories to a new global strategy - announced at a major UN Summit - to save the lives of more than 16 million women and children.
Discover the chemistry of cocktails
Ever wondered what the difference is if a martini is shaken, not stirred? Or pondered what would happen to your judgement if you were to literally put on a set of beer goggles?
Students to showcase veg scheme at international cooperatives conference
Students may be famous for their love of instant noodles, beans on toast, and takeaways. But at the University of Aberdeen an enterprising group of scholars have found demand for a healthier, and more equitable, alternative.
Chinese delegates attend advanced drilling programme
A senior group from SINOPEC (China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation) have attended a Continued Professional Development training programme on the topic of advanced drilling, at the University of Aberdeen.
Chinese teachers learn from Aberdeen counterparts
Principals and vice-principals from schools in China are visiting Aberdeen this week to learn more about the leadership skills of head teachers working in the city.
Successful launch of new science series
Two new series of free public science talks hosted by the University of Aberdeen launched to great success yesterday (Monday September 20).
50 years of the laser celebrated
The 50th anniversary of the laser will be celebrated at an event in Aberdeen this evening.
Aberdeen alumni leave legacies towards the University's new library
Two University of Aberdeen alumni have recognised their lifelong affiliation with the institution by leaving significant bequests towards its new library.
Son of famous scientist helps launch Kosterlitz Centre
The son of a celebrated University of Aberdeen scientist who discovered enkephalins – the body’s natural painkillers – will today (September 16) help launch a new drug discovery centre named after his father.
Safer Surgery receives commendation at the BMA 2010 Book Awards
Safer Surgery: Analysing Behaviour in the Operating Theatre was highly commended in the Surgery Category at the British Medical Association’s 2010 Annual Book Awards, this week.
Molecule discovery could lead to higher breast cancer survival rates
Aberdeen scientists have discovered a molecule in breast cancer cells which could help identify if a patient should undergo chemotherapy, and if so, which drug treatment will be most effective.
Rural law under the spotlight
The University of Aberdeen’s Rural Law Research Group will host a workshop today (Wednesday September 15) exploring the theme of sustainable rural development.
Menace or medicine – cannabis comes under scrutiny
Cannabis is one of the most widely used illegal drugs in the world and studies suggest using it can lead to mental health problems. It can also be addictive and affect the memory.
Higher Education Convention returns
Pupils from across the north-east of Scotland will have the opportunity to learn more about the further education opportunities which await them on leaving school at an event this week.
Public perceptions of nuclear power to be discussed
Public perception of the risks and benefits associated with nuclear power will be discussed at an event at the University of Aberdeen this week.
Aberdeen alumni gather to commemorate 50 year anniversary
A group of University of Aberdeen alumni have gathered to commemorate 50 years since their graduation from the institution.
‘Legal highs’ and ‘natural painkiller’ scientist under the spotlight
The complexities of controlling so called ‘legal highs’ will be discussed later this week at a key event that will also launch a new University of Aberdeen drug discovery centre.
Threat of nature to major cities across the globe, to be explored in free talk
The significant threat natural forces pose to the future of some of the world’s major cities will come under the spotlight at a free event in Aberdeen tomorrow.
Creative talent on display as Aberdeen school pupils work with leading Scottish authors
Aberdeen school pupils will be offered the opportunity to learn the art of creative writing from a host of acclaimed Scottish authors as a unique literary event celebrates its 10th anniversary today (September 10).
Aberdeen musician to perform during papal visit to Scotland
A University of Aberdeen musician will perform for Pope Benedict XVI and the institution’s Catholic chaplain will be one of the concelebrants of the mass when the Pontiff visits Glasgow.
New Centre to support the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals
A week before Heads of State gather at the United Nations summit in New York to review progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, the University of Aberdeen will launch a new Centre to harness the expertise of academics in alleviating some of the problems of the developing...
Climate change talk launches new Fraserburgh science series
What do the north-east whalers of the 19th century and hydrogen bomb-testing by the Soviet Union in the 1960s have in common?
Dark secrets of chocolate
Eating too much chocolate may make you pile on the pounds but researchers are trying to find out if the dark variety might also benefit your heart, lower blood pressure and help prevent stroke.
Aberdeen students scoop accolades for their work-study balance
Two University of Aberdeen students have been awarded for their achievements in balancing their studies with part-time employment.
Victorian-inspired event promises an evening of electrifying science
Ever wondered how the human body can endure a bed of nails or why planes can withstand even the severest of lightning storms without falling from the sky?
Geology-inspired Aberdeen art exhibition returns
A geology-inspired exhibition that explores links between art and science is being held at the University of Aberdeen in association with diversified energy services company Senergy for the second successive year.
Labs, museum and medical training centre open their doors
Learn what life’s like as a scientist. See how doctors and nurses are trained. Discover hidden cultural treasures. Find out more about plant and animal life. And check out first class sports facilities.
Secrets of the deep and food facts under the microscope
Scientists behind many ocean discoveries are giving the public the chance to check out some of the equipment that lets them explore the secrets of the deep.
School pupils get hands-on with science
Pupils from across Aberdeen city and shire, Moray and the Highlands are getting hands-on with science in the University of Aberdeen’s hi-tech laboratories.
‘Father of Tropical Medicine’ celebrated
The life and work of a north-east pioneer – most famous for discovering the link between mosquitoes and the spread of malaria – will be celebrated this week.
Industry accreditation for University engineering degrees
Three University of Aberdeen postgraduate engineering degree programmes have been granted accreditation by leading professional institutions.
Unique partnership enables University of Aberdeen to launch Scotland’s first degree in social pedago
The University will launch the first degree programme in Scotland in social pedagogy today (Monday September 6) through a unique partnership with the Camphill School Aberdeen.
International seminar on healthcare improvements which could save the lives of mothers and newborns
The quality of care at birth received by mothers and newborns in India, will come under the spotlight at a key international seminar in New Delhi on Monday (September 6).
Aberdeen reunion for the children of 1921 and 1936
Aberdonians who have been helping researchers over the years with studies into brain ageing and mental health are gathering today (Thursday, September 2) at the University of Aberdeen.
New drugs for type 2 diabetes which don’t cause weight gain
A systematic review of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of newer drugs for type 2 diabetes has shown two groups which don’t cause weight gain are effective.
Princess Royal meets health researchers, visits carers support project, and opens flagship training
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will spend today (Wednesday September 1) finding out how exciting new developments at Foresterhill are positioning north-east Scotland at the forefront of pioneering health research, innovative clinical training of health professionals, and the increasing support given to carers of all ages.
Minister sees how pioneering project equips graduates for the job market
Keith Brown, Minister for Skills and Lifelong Learning, visited the University of Aberdeen yesterday (Tuesday August 31) to see a pioneering project which aims to broaden the University experience for students and make graduates more employable.
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