About us


When you start working for the University of Aberdeen, you join a diverse, close-knit and supportive community committed to excellence in learning, teaching and research. We pride ourselves on our association with five Nobel Prize winners, with our main research themes addressing some of the key challenges of contemporary society, such as environment, energy and healthy living.

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We are an internationally recognised institution - ranked among the world's top 160 universities (World University Rankings, Times Higher Education 2019) and 90% of our research activity is of international quality (REF 2014). In 2018, The Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education was awarded to us for our ‘Health service research leading to improvements in academic and clinical practice and delivery of health care.’

The University has over 14,000 students and 3000 staff representing over 130 nationalities. We encourage bold thinking, creativity and innovation and we nurture ambition with many opportunities for professional and personal development in an inclusive learning environment, which challenges, inspires and helps every individual to reach their full potential. 

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