University of Aberdeen

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University of Aberdeen
Coat of arms of the University of Aberdeen
Coat of arms of the University of Aberdeen
Latin: Universitas Aberdonensis
MottoLatin: Initium sapientiae timor domini
Motto in English
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
TypePublic research university
Ancient university
Established1495; 527 years ago (1495)[1]
Endowment£58.4 million (2021)[2]
Budget£235.9 million (2020–21)[2]
ChancellorThe Duchess of Rothesay
RectorMaggie Chapman
PrincipalGeorge Boyne
Academic staff
1,086 (2018)[2]
Administrative staff
1,489 (2018)[2]
Students14,150 (2016/17)[3]
Undergraduates10,210 (2016/17)[3]
Postgraduates3,940 (2016/17)[3]
Location
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
CampusCollege town
Colours
  Burgundy and white
(university colours)
  Gold and royal blue (sports colours)
Affiliations
MascotAngus the Bull
Websitewww.abdn.ac.uk

The University of Aberdeen is a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland. It was founded in 1495.[4] It is Scotland's third-oldest university and the fifth-oldest in the English-speaking world.

References[change | change source]

  1. Bulloch, John Malcolm (1895). A History of the University of Aberdeen: 1495-1895. London: Hodder and Stoughton. p. 2. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Annual Reports & Accounts 2021" (PDF). University of Aberdeen. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "2016/17 Students by HE provider, level, mode and domicile" (CSV). Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  4. Bulloch, John Malcolm (1895). A History of the University of Aberdeen: 1495-1895. London: Hodder and Stoughton. pp. 18–19. Retrieved 20 December 2012.