Golden League
University of Aberdeen

UK

University of Aberdeen, King`s College, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 3FX, UK

186 World
rank
26 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1495
Short name:
UA
Type:
Public
Students:
12940
Faculty:
830
Faculty/Students Ratio:
16
:
1
Web-site:
www.abdn.ac.uk
Region:
Europe
Location:
Aberdeen
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 186 68.174
Teaching 300 55.007
Research 156 74.1
International Diversity 77 81.717
Financial Sustainability 259 67.156
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 267 61.464
Research Perfomance Rankings 152 74.955
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TEACHING
World Rank: 300
Country rank: 25
Score: 55.007
League: Silver League
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Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 156
Country rank: 25
Score: 74.1
League: Golden League
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name
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 77
Country rank: 30
Score: 81.717
League: Diamond League
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Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 259
Country rank: 18
Score: 67.156
League: Silver League
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Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen has a student population of over 15,000 and a large international community of students drawn from 120 countries. The University has an excellent reputation for teaching quality and research, and gives students a unique experience through a reformed curriculum, exciting new campus facilities, and a wide range of student support. On the King`s College campus in Old Aberdeen modern facilities sit seamlessly within the history and heritage of Scotland`s third oldest university. Just a stone`s throw from the iconic King`s College Chapel is the striking, sharp cube of the Sir Duncan Rice Library. Its dramatic, twisting interior provides an inspiring study environment with outstanding collections of ancient manuscripts, books and other treasures on show in regular exhibitions. On the Foresterhill health campus, the Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare is ensuring that northeast Scotland is at the forefront of medical teaching and clinical training, while the existing research facilities will be complemented in 2014 by a new building dedicated to world-leading research in food and health. The nearby the Aberdeen Sports Village provides state of the art indoor and outdoor facilities for a wide range of sports at all levels and abilities, including from 2014 the Olympic-standard Aberdeen Aquatic Centre.

Mission Statement

Our ambition is to build on our history to enhance the University of Aberdeen`s reputation as one of the world`s leading universities. Our mission is to be recognised throughout the world as a renowned international university, focussing on society`s future needs and challenges, employing the best staff and delivering a unique and stimulating intellectual experience for students. Our strengths are our people, both current staff and students and our alumni, scattered widely across the globe. We will work to engage with all the Aberdeen family in the next few years, through keeping them informed of our successes and engaging them with our plans.