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.
Oil industry research sheds light on where life exists on Earth and beyond
(Phys.org) —The North Sea oil and gas industry's pursuit of new oil reserves has contributed to a greater understanding of where life exists on Earth and may even help us look for life on other planets.
Fewer vole outbreaks across Europe risking other species
(Phys.org) —A dramatic change in the fluctuations of vole numbers is being seen across Europe, according to a major international study.
Truth about 'controversial' Bennachie colonists sought by archaeologists
(Phys.org) —They were a band of squatters who set up a community on the foot of the North-East's most famous peak in the 19th century and were the source of much local debate at the time, but surprisingly ...
Slippers belonging to Napoleon Bonaparte's sister unearthed
(Phys.org)—A pair of tiny silk and leather slippers have lain unnoticed in the vast collections of the University of Aberdeen for more than 140 years.
UK study highlights action needed to maximise economic recovery
(Phys.org)—A new study from the University of Aberdeen published today highlights the substantial remaining potential from the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) but concludes that, if long term economic recovery is to be maximised, ...
Yoda purpurata, others: Three new species of deep sea acorn worms named
They may not be green but they do live in an ocean far, far away, and now they share the same moniker as the diminutive Jedi master in the Star Wars blockbusters.
'Portable Sign Language Traslator': Automated translation of sign language into text is now a reality
Imagine holding your smartphone at someone using sign language and then their words start scrolling across the screen.
Futuristic technology—including 'talking' robots—could transform industry
A new generation of software that will allow computers and robots to 'converse' with a person is being developed by University of Aberdeen scientists.
Ancient Alaskans' experience with 'Little Ice Age' may inform climate change coping strategies
In a scientific first, chemical analysis of ancient Eskimo hair found in Western Alaska could reveal how people in the region lived through times of climate change over the last 1000 years.
Habitable planets: Model considers possibility of underground life
A new scientific model to understand the amount of our universe which is habitable developed by University of Aberdeen scientists is being announced today at the British Science Festival.
Vikings as criminal profilers
(Phys.org)—A researcher from the University of Aberdeen, who presented today at the British Science Festival, suggested this is a problem Viking societies themselves were deeply concerned about – so much ...
Molecular nanotechnology: Computer chip developed from seasquirt molecules
Scientists from the University of Aberdeen's Marine Biodiscovery Centre and the University of St Andrews today presented their work on the components of a new type of computer chip created using molecules from a sea squirt ...
Tiny, super cold atoms and the Earth's remaining oil sources
Ground-breaking space exploration technology is being used to develop an innovative new sensor for the subsea industry. Dr Charles Wang, an astrophysicist at the University of Aberdeen who is leading the ...
'Lonely heart' water voles crucial to population survival
Young males and females can spend weeks crossing heather moors, bog lands and mountains, often putting themselves in grave danger in a bid to bag a mate. Their quest can see them embark on journeys of up ...
Wireless technology facilitates independence for people with speech impairments and limited mobility
Technology to empower people who have impaired speech and mobility as a consequence of illness or a stroke to live independently has been developed by University of Aberdeen scientists, and was presented today at the British ...