The University has an outstanding history of pioneering discoveries which have changed thinking and practice in medicine, science, arts, and humanities over five centuries. The University supports and promotes research excellence in all its many forms. World-class universities are about creating and using knowledge to make a difference. The University of Aberdeen achieves this by bringing together excellent students, staff, and external partners to identify and address key issues of the day. For example, the University research  has four interdisciplinary themes, each of which addresses the key scientific and societal challenges of our time:

  • Energy
  • The North
  • Environment and Food Security
  • Pathways to Healthy Living

More information can be found in below:

Public Research Profile
Search our Research at the University of Aberdeen, by visiting our Public Research Profile.



Postgraduate Opportunities
Masters courses and research opportunities, scholarships, staff profiles, life on campus, and help to apply. Start here.


Commercialising Research
Our Research and Innovation team are the link between business and the research expertise in the University. More here.