The University of Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen is an ancient university founded in 1495 and is now Scotland’s third oldest university, and the fifth oldest in the English speaking world. Founded when the Bishop of Aberdeen petitioned Pope Alexander VI on behalf of James IV, King of Scots to create King’s College.
With five Nobel Prize winners associated with the university, it now has over 13,500 students from undergraduate to doctoral level, including many international students. The university’s iconic buildings act as symbols of the City of Aberdeen with Marischal College and the Spire of King’s College in Old Aberdeen.