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University of Aberdeen

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The University of Aberdeen is a public research university with two campuses in the Scottish city of Aberdeen and an international campus in Doha, Qatar.[1] It was founded in 1495, making it the third oldest university in Scotland.[2] The university is also a registered charity.[3] As of 2018, it has 14,500 students and the full time equivalent of 2,600 staff.[4] Between 2011 and 2020 the Times Higher Education World University Rankings has placed Aberdeen between 149th and 188th.[5]

The current chancellor is Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and its vice-chancellor is Professor George Boyne.[6] Between 2015 and 2018, the university had an average income of £263,000,000 per year and spent £238,000,000 a year.[3] In its financial year ending 31 July 2018, a quarter of its income came from tuition fees, just over a third from funding council grants, and just over a quarter from research grants.[4]


  1. Campus, University of Aberdeen. Retrieved on 16 October 2019
  2. History, University of Aberdeen. Retrieved on 16 October 2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 Charity details: University Of Aberdeen, SC013683, OSCR: Scottish Charity Regulator. Retrieved on 16 October 2019
  4. 4.0 4.1 2018 Annual Report & Accounts, University of Aberdeen, at 2, 78. Retrieved on 16 October 2019
  5. University of Aberdeen. Retrieved on 16 October 2019
  6. Appointment of Principal of the University of Aberdeen, University of Aberdeen, 20 April 2018. Retrieved on 16 October 2019

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