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Vintage Poster - The University of Aberdeen

Vintage Poster - The University of Aberdeen

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The University of Aberdeen is a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland. It was founded in 1495 when William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, petitioned Pope Alexander VI on behalf of James IV, King of Scots to establish King's College, making it one of Scotland's four ancient universities and the fifth-oldest university in the English-speaking world.

The university comprises three colleges—King's College, Marischal College, and Christ's College—that are now mainly ceremonial. The university as it is currently constituted was formed in 1860 by a merger between King's College and Marischal College, a second university founded in 1593 as a Protestant alternative to the former. The university's iconic buildings act as symbols of wider Aberdeen, particularly Marischal College in the city centre and the crown steeple of King's College in Old Aberdeen.

The university has a strong reputation for research, particularly in the fields of energy, oil and gas, life sciences, and medical research. It is also home to a number of world-renowned academics, including the Nobel Prize winners James Clerk Maxwell and Peter Higgs.

Aberdeen is a vibrant and welcoming city with a rich history and culture. The university is located in the heart of the city, and students have easy access to all that Aberdeen has to offer.


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