University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen

Continente: Europe

Country: United Kingdom

Address: King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB24 3FX, United Kingdom

Web Site: www.abdn.ac.uk



About University of Aberdeen:

The University of Aberdeen, (abbreviated as Aberd. in post-nominals), is a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is an ancient university founded in 1495 when William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen, petitioned Pope Alexander VI on behalf of James IV, King of Scots to establish King's College, making it Scotland's third-oldest university and the fifth-oldest in the English-speaking world. The university as it is comprised today was formed in 1860 by a merger between King's College and Marischal College, a second university founded in 1593 as a Protestant alternative to the former. The university's iconic buildings act as symbols of wider Aberdeen, particularly Marischal College in the city centre and the crown steeple of King's College in Old Aberdeen. There are two campuses; the predominantly utilised King's College campus dominates the section of the city known as Old Aberdeen, which is approximately two miles north of the city centre. Although the original site of the university's foundation, most academic buildings were constructed in the 20th century during a period of significant expansion. The university's Foresterhill campus is next to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and houses the School of Medicine and Dentistry as well as the School of Medical Sciences. Together these buildings comprise one of Europe's largest health campuses. The annual income of the institution for 2016–17 was £222.5 million of which £61.0 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £229.0 million. Aberdeen has approximately 13,500 students from undergraduate to doctoral level, including many international students. An abundant range of disciplines are taught at the university, with 650 undergraduate degree programmes offered in the 2012-13 academic year. Many important figures in the field of theology were educated at the university, particularly in its earlier history, giving rise to the Aberdeen doctors in the 17th century and prolific enlightenment philosopher Thomas Reid in the 18th. Five Nobel laureates have since been associated with Aberdeen.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 257 259 255 236 248 267 273 263 254 267 278 261

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 108 88 69 58 70 90 90 81 82 88 88
Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Life Sciences - 214 205 172 183 202 181 183 183 186 203 194
Clinical Medicine - 214 176 180 206 185 194 189 193 200 206 195
Natural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences - 192 141 209 218 199 208 133 189 194 218 221

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 112 70 142 94 78 100 96 94
Chemistryical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry - - - - - - - - - - - -
Civil Engineering - - - 65 44 68 132 182 204 182 154 208
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Environment / Ecology - - - - 43 40 77 99 78 71 69 70
Geosciences - - - 218 183 182 192 190 171 185 155 134
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mathematics - - - - - - - - - - - 301-350
Mechanical Engineering - - - 276 - 252 - - - - - 267
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 154 187 173 216 228 227 274
Physics - - - - - - - - - - - -
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 67 72 93 92 103 89 97 104