University of Aberdeen


The University of Aberdeen is an ancient Scottish University and one of the top 200 Universities in the World. It has a high proportion of international staff and students, with links to all over the world. Aberdeen is the Energy capital of Europe and this is reflected in the research done there. There are four main interdisciplinary research themes, which are "The North", "Environment and Food Security", "Energy" and "Pathways to Healthy Living". These themes involve staff and students from all over the University who collaborate together to develop projects. In particular, the theme of the North resonates with the issues covered by the University of the Arctic and there are also a number of major research projects in this field. Further information can be found on the website under each of these themes.

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Facts and figures

Year Established 1495
Total Number of Staff 3626
Number of Academic Staff 1186
Number of Students 15626
Focus Areas

The North


Environment and food security

Pathways to a healthy life

Fields of Study Offered Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Arts (broad programmes)
Humanities (broad programmes)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Law (broad programmes)
Life science (broad programmes)
Physical science (broad programmes)
Computing (broad programmes)
Engineering and engineering trades (broad programmes)
Agriculture, forestry and fishery (broad programmes)
Health (broad programmes)
Environmental protection (broad programmes)