The University of Aberdeen


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Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university
The University has also invested heavily in medical research, where time and again University staff have demonstrated their skills as world leaders in their field. 
Throughout the 20th century Aberdeen has consistently increased student recruitment, which now stands at 14,000.

  • Ranked in world top 1%
  • Annual turnover in excess of £220 million
  • Five Nobel Laureates are associated with the University of Aberdeen
  • Student community representing 120 nationalities
  • 16,500 students: 49% men 51% women, and 12% mature undergraduates
  • 93% of graduates enter directly into work, further study or training within 6 months
  • Top 10 in the UK for student experience
  • New curriculum introduced in 2010, including developing 'graduate attributes'
  • High quality teaching - with over 89% subjects rated Excellent / Highly Satisfactory
  • Over 550 first degree programmes and more than 120 taught Masters programmes
  • Study abroad opportunities worldwide
  • Teaching organised in three colleges: College of Life Sciences & Medicine, College of Physical Sciences, and College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Over 3,000 staff - of whom 1,400 are academic
  • 90% of research activity of international quality
  • Strong track record in commercialising research – with over 400 patents pending and 21 spin-off companies
  • One of the largest wireless campuses in Europe, and strategy to continually improve student accommodation and facilities
  • Libraries with over a million volumes, priceless historic material, and seven museum collections recognised as nationally important
  • Over 150 sports clubs and societies, an Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village and an Aquatic Centre to open spring 2014

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