Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest university and the fifth oldest in the UK. In 1497 Aberdeen University became the first university in the English-speaking world to have a Chair in Medicine
Over the centuries the University has been associated with many inventions, innovations and contributions to different disciplines. It has produced 5 Nobel laureates and 75% of its research is classified as world leading (REF 2014)
Teaching at the University of Aberdeen is organised across 12 schools which encompass a broad range of disciplines. Multidisciplinary research centres and institutes bring together experts at the cutting-edge of their fields to work with colleagues across the UK and beyond on the big issues of today.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students benefit by being taught by academic staff who are active in research, many involved in international collaborations at the forefront of discovery in their respective discipline, focused on finding answers to the issues facing our society and economy today.
The University's outstanding sports facilities include an Olympic-standard Sports Village and Aquatic Centre