Ahlan wa sahlan!
The University of Aberdeen is home to students from over 120 countries worldwide. Of the approximate 15,000 current students at Aberdeen around 190 are from the Middle East and Gulf region, and in the past there have been students from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Iran, and Iraq to name a few!
Aberdeen is the fifth oldest University in the UK with an academic reputation spanning more than 500 years, and we are pleased to announce that Aberdeen is now listed in the top 130 Universities in the World. This fantastic achievement adds to our Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) triumphs in 2009. Aberdeen is amongst the UK’s top research universities, with 89% of research activity of international quality, and 55% world leading or internationally excellent. Our graduates also enjoy the highest starting salaries in Scotland — all good news for our students!
As part of our £230 million investment into infrastructure, our campus now has wireless internet access throughout all buildings across the University campus, including all bedrooms. Summer 2009 saw the completion of the Aberdeen Sports Village, and 2011 will see the completion of the New Library, which will be established as a major intellectual and cultural learning centre for students in the 21st century.
The City of Aberdeen is a very cosmopolitan and diverse place to be, with a number of shops and restaurants which stock Halal meat. The international airport makes it easy to connect with destinations throughout the Middle East and Gulf too.