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Founding Partner University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is today at the forefront of teaching, learning and discovery, as it has been since its founding in the year 1495. This ambitious, research-intensive university attracts outstanding academics from the world’s most prestigious centres of learning, and a multinational student community taking advantage of courses, facilities, opportunities, and a unique student experience designed for the needs of the twenty-first century.

Through over 500 years the University of Aberdeen has developed a strong national and international reputation for its academic strength. Aberdeen academics and alumni have pioneered many developments in medicine, science, social sciences and humanities. Five Nobel Laureates are associated with the University.

The University’s research profile is grounded on a broad-based platform across a wide range of disciplines. The aim is to make a difference to both the world of knowledge and knowledge of the world. In all research areas, the University engages with policy, industry and public audiences to encourage and inform public debate, and stimulate interdisciplinary, joined-up action to address the big issues and questions facing today’s global community.

Aberdeen is named among the top 100 higher education institutions in the world for scientific performance in the 2013 Leiden rankings of 500 top universities.

The University has identified four priority interdisciplinary research themes: Energy, Environment and Food Security, Pathways to a Healthy Life, and The North. All build on areas of current research excellence, and bring together academics in different specialties to contribute their own perspective and expertise to a topical world problem.

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