The University of Aberdeen was founded in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1495. It is the 3rd oldest university in Scotland and the 5th oldest in the U.K. The University of Aberdeen is rated first in health science research in the U.K. Through the years various institutions of higher learning and professional schools have merged and created a very modern university with three main components or colleges; College of Arts and Social Sciences, College of Life Science and Medicine and College of Physical Science. There are also a number of research centers and institutes. Three Nobel Laureates have been associated with the University of Aberdeen.
Scientific study of World Cup supporters asks, "Do we only sing when we're winning?"
As World Cup fever grips the globe, psychologists are asking if football fans feel more affinity with their team if they are winning.
New study seeks volunteers to spot 'real' Shetland accents
An Aberdeen linguist is seeking volunteers for a project looking at whether people can detect if a Shetland accent is 'real' or 'fake'.
Link between academic success and character strengths examined
(Phys.org) —Scientists are investigating if children with certain character strengths are more likely to succeed academically.
Rarely seen animals studied in New Hebrides Trench
Scientists from the University of Aberdeen and New Zealand have captured on camera hours of footage of rarely seen animals.
Decline in North Sea fish length linked to rising sea temperatures
(Phys.org) —A decline in the length of fish in the North Sea could be linked to climate change, according to research led by Aberdeen scientists.
Chemists exploring new material with 'next generation' computer hard drive possibilities
(Phys.org) —An attempt to uncover the 'holy grail' of a lossless energy source has inadvertently led to a study which could result in the next generation of high-speed, mass storage hard drives.
Unmanned flying drones to help identify oil reserves
(Phys.org) —Unmanned flying drones are being used to recover more of the oil reserves from the North Sea and beyond by studying geology from the sky.
Life on other planets could be far more widespread, study finds
(Phys.org) —Earth-sized planets can support life at least ten times further away from stars than previously thought, according to academics at the University of Aberdeen.
Liquid crystal that twists and bends
(Phys.org) —New and improved energy efficient digital screens as well as improved TV images could be just some of the benefits of a new discovery in the field of liquid crystals, which chemists from the ...
DNA analysis identifies endangered Indian bird egg
(Phys.org) —The only known egg in the world of a critically endangered bird from India has been discovered at the University of Aberdeen.
Major study investigates human impacts on tropics
Human impacts on the forests of the tropics are causing irreversible changes to these ecosystems yet the effects of these changes are poorly understood.
Blogging Birds: The lives of Red Kites, told by computers
New ground-breaking technology is helping to tell the real-time story of Scotland's satellite-tagged red kites without any human input.
UK marine protected areas worth billions, new report claims
Designation of marine protected areas (MPAs) in England, Wales and Scotland would be worth a one-off value of £0.92 – 1.93 billion to recreational users, says a new interim report of the UK National Ecosystem ...
Plant that only flowers once in seven years has blossomed
(Phys.org) —A relatively rare plant that flowers only once in seven years and then dies has blossomed - delighting horticulturalists at the University of Aberdeen.
Selective breeding and diet changes could produce low methane cows
The possibility of selective breeding to produce cattle that are consistently low methane emitters is being explored by an international team of scientists led by the University of Aberdeen.