University of Aberdeen


World's largest companies are neglecting their human rights responsibilities, study finds

The majority of the 500 largest businesses in the world are neglecting their human rights responsibilities, new international research has found.

New survey aims to map people's connections to Scottish islands

How do islanders maintain connections to their communities when they are living elsewhere? This is one of the questions being asked by University of Aberdeen / James Hutton Institute researcher Kirsten Gow as she explores how those with island connections could play a part in the future of island...


We understand and nurture our environment, take care of our people and look after our resources. We show leadership in working for the sustainable future of our planet.



Our university is open to all. We welcome staff and students of all backgrounds, and connect with our communities and partners, locally, nationally and internationally.

Top 5

Ranked 4th in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2022

Top 20

Ranked 13th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2023 and 19th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

Top 200

Ranked 192nd in the the world in the Times Higher Education Ranking 2023


Awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for research and teaching in Soil Science


We innovate in education and research by generating, sharing and applying new kinds of knowledge. By working together, we will address five interdisciplinary challenges of our time.


We are a Scottish university that was founded with international connections. We are open to people and ideas from around the world, and extend our networks and partnerships globally.