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.
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 ...
Mediterranean home to great white sharks
(PhysOrg.com) -- Great white sharks found in the Mediterranean were originally from Australia, researchers have discovered.
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.
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 so that they ...
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.
Critical role of granite in evolution of life on Earth revealed in new study
Its one of the worlds toughest forms of rock, used to create buildings and monuments across the globe, and famously linked with one of Scotlands main cities.
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.
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 ...