University of Aberdeen
Region: Northern Europe
Country/Region: United Kingdom
Found Year: 1495
Address: King's College, Old Aberdeen
Introduction

The University of Aberdeen, in Scotland, has an excellent reputation for teaching quality and research, boasting a place in the Top 25 UK Universities (QS World University Rankings 2018). Over the years, five Nobel Prizes have been awarded for work carried out or begun at Aberdeen. Students are attracted by our tradition which is rooted in our 500 year history – however, we are focused firmly on the future and are at the cutting-edge of research in many fields. 76% of our research has been assessed through the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF14) and has been deemed to be ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Flexibility and individuality are the University's real strengths. With over 390 first degree programmes on offer, students can mix, match and switch subjects as they discover new interests on route to their tailor-made degree. Our first degrees cover a range of subjects including business, engineering, medicine and, sports science related degrees where we rank 1st in the UK (Sports Science – The Guardian 2018). At Aberdeen you will find intriguing ancient buildings alongside modern, newly refurbished, first-class laboratories, excellent computing facilities and the latest library technology. For instance, Our Sir Duncan Rice Library, opened in 2012, boasts seven floors of resources and study areas. The student culture here is lively, with a strong sense of community and belonging. The University promotes a multi-national, multi-faith community and truly welcomes all. Social and sporting facilities are outstanding with Olympic standard sports facilities available to all students. Explore the land around you easily as our University is situated within walking distance to the city’s beautiful beach. Aberdeen itself is surrounded by breath-taking Scottish countryside perfect for hillwalking, mountaineering and canoeing. For those who want to taste city life in Scotland, Aberdeen’s busy cosmopolitan centre is a short walk away from the campus and provides a range of art, culture and exciting international culinary experiences waiting to be discovered.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
201-300
Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one. ARWU presents the world's top 1000 research universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.
201-300
2017
201-300
2018
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2019
201-300
2020
201-300
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Water Resources
32
Geography
101-150
Ecology
101-150
Oceanography
101-150
Agricultural Sciences
101-150
Veterinary Sciences
101-150
Clinical Medicine
101-150
Public Health
101-150
Key Statistics
12910
Total Enrollment
4815(37.3%)
International Students
9715
Undergraduate Enrollment
3150(32.4%)
International Students
3195
Graduate Enrollment
1665(52.1%)
International Students