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.
Scientists show IQs on the rise
(Phys.org) —Human intelligence is thought to improve with each generation and a unique study of people born and raised in Aberdeen has proved that those in north-east Scotland are getting smarter.
Continental formation more complicated than previously understood
(Phys.org) —The way continents are formed can be far more complicated than previously understood, according to researchers at the University of Aberdeen.
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.
Digging up the 'Spanish Vikings'
The fearsome reputation of the Vikings has made them the subject of countless exhibitions, books and films - however, surprisingly little is known about their more southerly exploits in Spain.
Gene critical to the development of low arsenic plants identified by scientists
Concerns about arsenic in food have grown in recent years with high concentrations found in rice, fruit juices and even baby food.
Knowing a 'scurrie' from a 'myaave' - women play vital role in dialect preservation
Aberdeen researchers have discovered that women may hold the key to the preservation of traditional dialects spoken in Scottish fishing communities.
Hiding from boats leaves less time for dolphins to feed
(Phys.org) —A team of dolphin experts from Scotland have shed new light on the effect of marine tourism on the behaviour of dolphins.
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.
Climate change 'secrets' recovered from bottom of Greenland lake
Scientists from the University of Aberdeen have delved to the bottom of an arctic lake in order to chart the effects of climate change over the past 10,000 years in an effort to better understand global warming.
Carbon injection initiative supported by new research
Worldwide attempts to tackle global warming by injecting carbon dioxide into underground volcanic rock have been informed by new research that shows the process happens naturally on a massive scale over millions of years.