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University of Aberdeen

freshers2013_002 compFounded in 1495 the University of Aberdeen is the 3rd oldest university in Scotland and was the 5th oldest formed in the English speaking world. The University has two campuses following the merger in 1890 of King’s College (effectively the University of Aberdeen in Old Aberdeen) and Marischal College in the city centre.

The University has continued to develop and new buildings such as the new £57m Sir Duncan Rise Library are located amongst centuries old iconic buildings such as King’s College. The very latest facilities include the Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village and an Aquatic Centre to open spring 2014. The Hub is the University’s student centre, providing a range of places to eat and drink, plus access for careers and accommodation services.

A public research focused university, it has a high number of international students (120 nationalities) studying over 670 programmes as undergraduates through to masters and PhDs. There are three schools: College of Arts and Social Sciences, College of Life Sciences and Medicine and the college of Physical Sciences. The University ranks 28th in the UK and 188th (top 1%) in the world by the Times Higher Education and has a National Student Survey (a recognised quality mark of universities) score of 89/100.

To learn more about the University visit their website and to view their AU Strategic Plan 2011-15