The University of Aberdeen was named as Scottish University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

The University was judged to have performed strongly in areas including teaching quality, degree outcomes, and graduate prospects.

The Guide also acknowledged the University’s world-leading medical research, which was recognised in early 2019 when Aberdeen was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize - the highest national honour for a UK university. 

Professor George Boyne, Principal, said: “This is a major honour and a testament to the efforts of our staff and students, as well as the great sense of identity and community that we have at Aberdeen.

“As an institution we consistently attract fantastically well qualified students, and this - along with the quality of our teaching - has been an important factor in our success in areas such as degree outcomes and graduate employability."

The University of Aberdeen received further ranking success, being named as a top 30 UK University by The Complete University Guide 2020. Eight subjects have also been ranked in the top 10 in the UK.

Adding to recent success, the University has climbed 17 places in the Guardian University Guide 2020, ranking 34th in the UK and 5th in Scotland.