University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is today at the forefront of teaching, learning and discovery, as it has been for 500 years. As the ‘global university of the north’, we have consistently sent pioneers and ideas outward to every part of the world. We are an ambitious, research-driven university with a global outlook, committed to excellence in everything we do.Founded in 1495, as Scotland’s third oldest university and the fifth oldest in the UK

Capital expenditure 1999-2009 totalled 229 million, with a further 148 million to be invested in infrastructure to 2019
Annual turnover in excess of 200 million per annum
Five Nobel Laureates are associated with the University of Aberdeen
Student community representing 120 nationalities
16,000 students: 46% men 54% women, and 19% mature undergraduates
High quality teaching – with over 89% subjects rated Excellent / Highly Satisfactory
Over 600 first degree programmes and more than 140 taught Masters programmes
Study abroad opportunities worldwide
97% graduates enter directly into work, further study or training within 6 months
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
Research income trebled in the last decade
Aberdeen physicists and clinicians were first in the world to scan a patient’s body using MRI
Strong track record in commercialising research – with over 400 patents pending and 21 spin-off companies
Wireless access across the whole campus, 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, and the Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village which opened summer 2009

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