University of Aberdeen
| University of Aberdeen |
|Motto||Initium sapientiae timor domini|
• Ancient university
|The university has produced leading figures in the UK, Scottish, and foreign governments.|
The University of Aberdeen is a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is an ancient university founded in 1495, making it Scotland's third-oldest university and the fifth-oldest in the English-speaking world.
The modern university was created in 1860 by the merger of two "ancient universities": King's College, located in Old Aberdeen and Marischal College, founded in 1593 and located in the new town of Aberdeen. The university is deeply interwoven with the city, not least thanks to the many iconic King's College buildings that dominate Old Aberdeen. Aberdeen University has a large community of international students from 120 different countries. With over 650 undergraduate degrees, the university enjoys an excellent academic reputation and its research laboratories are recognized worldwide for their quality.
Over its centuries-old history, the University of Aberdeen has hosted many iconic intellectual figures of the Scottish Enlightenment and of the modern era, such as physicist James Clerk Maxwell, Thomas Reid, the founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense, the philosophers Robert Adamson and Alexander Bain, or the theologian William Robinson Clark. Five Nobel Prize winners are associated with the university.
The university has produced leading figures in the UK, Scottish, and foreign governments.
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