Research is enhanced through a strategy that stresses the following:
- Research Excellence: We aim for world class standards in research undertaken; development of researchers at different stages of their career; research infrastructure
- Internationalisation: A truly vibrant and international research community among staff and students has been established at Aberdeen. Our research strategy aims to improve Aberdeen’s position as a leading international research institution.
- Public Engagement with Research: Our researchers are committed to transmitting research ideas and findings beyond the academic community, to maximise public benefit and impact. The university works with many partners to achieve this.
- Knowledge to make a difference: We are committed to maximising economic and social benefits of research, through commercialisation, through knowledge transfer opportunities, through working with external partners and by creating spin-out companies
In the most recent UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008) internationally leading research was recognised in all academic disciplines.
For postgraduate students, Aberdeen offers a stimulating, supportive and inspiring environment working alongside world-leading researchers. They benefit from working with some of the research leaders in their field, top-class facilities, extensive training and development, and the outstanding quality of life and leisure for which northeast Scotland is famed.
Further details about our research activity may be accessed through our College websites: