The University of Aberdeen plays an important role in the social, cultural, economic and intellectual life of Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland. The University continues to innovate and contributes to the development of the local, national and international community.
Through its participation in a wide variety of cultural and public engagement activities, the University is committed to playing a full part in the local community; a part that extends beyond its core activities of research and teaching.
The University has supported an array of activities. These include:
- high profile events like the May Festival, Music Prize and Director's Cut;
- the preservation and promotion of local heritage through the Elphinstone Institute;
- an eclectic mix of musical and theatrical performance, including the University Music programme and the popular Student Show;
- the maintenance of a wide range of special collections, and seven museum collections recognised as being of national significance;
- and a range of public lectures, including our popular Cafe Scientifique series and Lifelong Learning opportunities.
Public Engagement with Research
The University's Public Engagement with Research Unit supports staff and students wishing to connect their research to the public. To learn more about the unit, please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/engage.