New medical student scheme hopes to tackle GP crisis

First Year medical students will get more experience of 'real life' healthcare situations than ever before as part of new measures by the University of Aberdeen to tackle the GP crisis.

Capturing carbon dioxide to make useful products could become big business

New study in Nature investigates potential ways to utilise carbon dioxide.

Sound of peace to fill University's library on Remembrance Sunday

Armistice Day is often associated with silence but at 3pm on Sunday the University of Aberdeen's library will be filled with sound as part of a new act of remembrance.

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There is a risk that the First World War will become what the Napoleonic Wars have become; distant and largely forgotten

Neil McLennan from the School of Education reflects on the need to find new ways to commomorate the First World War - otherwise he warns there is a risk of it dropping from our collective memory. Today’s Remembrance Day holds special significance for two reasons.  It is the first Armistice Day remembrance...

Is the oil and gas industry really prepared for energy transition?

The oil and gas industry currently finds itself in a situation which is far from comfortable. On the one hand, the industry just began to recover from the 2014 downturn. Now the industry faces perhaps an even bigger challenge: the move towards a carbon-free society, also referred to as energy transition. In light...

Dracula, Measles, Mumps and Rubella: Economic lessons for why some are difficult to kill off.

Professor John Skåtun, Chair in Economics at the University of Aberdeen Business School, argues that with vaccine hesitancy on the rise, policymakers need to consider the use of financial penalties for those not prepared to consider the societal benefit of immunisation. Measles is a serious disease. So recent flare-ups have caused...

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