Aberdeen achieves highest ever ranking in Guardian University Guide

The University of Aberdeen has achieved its highest ever ranking of 13th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, and its seven-place rise from 20th last year also makes it the biggest climber in the top 20.

Innovative research will support the expansion of forests and woodlands in the UK

A study led by the University of Aberdeen is one of six major research projects to benefit from a £3 million funding pot to explore the most effective ways to expand the UK's trees, hedgerows, woodlands and forests in rural and urban settings.

National Decommissioning Centre and Nuclear Decommissioning Authority launch research partnership

The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) have signed a three-year collaborative research agreement - the first of its kind between the nuclear and oil and gas decommissioning sectors.

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A generous patron of science whose gift has led to 100 years of ground-breaking nutritional research

Dr David Watts, a Social scientist and historian based in the Rowett Institute, explores the story of the man behind the name of the Institute and how his generous gift a century ago has supported ground-breaking nutritional research for 100 years.      Although most accounts date the founding of the Rowett Institute...

School uniform guidance consultation in Scotland: What to consider

In Scotland a consultation on Statutory School Uniform Guidance opened in May 2022 and closes on 14th October 2022. There is currently no national guidance on school uniform in Scotland. This was highlighted in a briefing in November 2020. There are five questions to answer in the online consultation and below suggestions on what to...

Diets need to change to address food insecurity, climate change and global health

The food we eat affects not only our own health but that of our planet. Production and consumption patterns today are having a detrimental impact on the environment, threatening food security in many countries. The food system is said to be responsible for about 20-30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. We...


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