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.
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 ...
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.
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.
New hydrogen production method could reduce need for fossil fuels
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have created an entirely natural and renewable method for producing hydrogen to generate electricity which could drastically reduce the dependency on fossil fuels in the future.
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.
New creatures from the deep identified
(PhysOrg.com) -- Strange deep sea creatures discovered by Aberdeen researchers have been confirmed as three new species previously unknown to science.
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 Assessment, ...
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'.
Thousand year old 'Irish Hamlet' mystery: solved?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Who is Hamlet? It's a centuries-old question, but now, a University of Aberdeen academic thinks she may have found a fresh answer.
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 little is known ...