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About Us

Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is one of only six ancient UK universities, along with Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews.

Our Vision

Transforming the world with greater knowledge and learning.”

It’s our mission to enrich people’s lives through teaching and research – social, cultural and economic impact is at the heart of everything we do.

We’ve also made it our aim to provide a personalised student experience, allowing students to thrive in a culture of equality and diversity.

Our Research

Our research continues to have a measurable impact on the world. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), 76% of our research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

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Our Alumni

When you graduate, you’ll join our global alumni family of over 100,000, allowing you to:

  • Keep in touch with classmates using our Alumni Hub
  • Join one of our many alumni clubs, chapters and associations worldwide
  • Register for alumni events and reunions
  • Access the same academic journals available online to students
  • Register for a lifelong University of Aberdeen email address

Global Reach

38% of our students are international, and we’ve been recognised in the THE World University Rankings 2019 as one of the 30 most international universities in the world – with students and alumni in more than 190 countries.

Your Career

We aim to help all University of Aberdeen students explore their career potential, and connect with relevant organisations both regionally and globally.

That’s why we offer all of our students access to our careers service for up to 5 years after graduation.

Our Careers team provide help both face-to-face and online through our Virtual Adviser service – offering impartial, tailored and professional advice.