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University to invest four million pounds on new research

Updated: Mar 13, 2023

Researchers will help to ‘enhance… research output’

By Josh Pizzuto-Pomaco

photo courtesy of Josh Pizzuto-Pomaco

The University has announced plans to spend four million pounds on twenty new research positions during the next five years. The posts, which will be initially funded by the University’s Development Trust, focus on five areas: Energy Transition; Environment and Biodiversity; Health, Nutrition, and Wellbeing; Social Inclusion and Cultural Diversity; and Data and AI.

The positions are geared towards the University’s Aberdeen 2040 goals, which seek to guide the institution to be more Inclusive, Interdisciplinary, International, and Sustainable, among other aims. Salaries will range from £43,000 – £51,000 per year, with each post lasting five years.

A press release from the University stated, ‘The campaign message - ‘Where great minds come together’ - reflects the University’s focus on interdisciplinary teaching and research, a key strand of University Principal Professor George Boyne’s ambitions to promote collaboration across disciplines to lead the research agenda of the future’

The University’s Vice-Principal for Research Professor Marion Campbell commented, ‘This significant investment in 20 academic posts is indicative of our ambitions to bring a highly motivated group of top researchers to Aberdeen to work collectively and individually to solve major global challenges, from energy transition and climate change to the global food crisis and devastating healthcare inequalities.’

‘At the University of Aberdeen, we’re dedicated to creating a brighter future for all and harnessing the power of our collaborative research to answer the most important questions that will bring benefits to our world both locally and internationally.’

University Principal George Boyne stated, ‘While the challenges we face today are greater than ever, I am confident that our research output, backed by the investment in these new positions, will make a huge difference to the quality of people’s lives in the North East and in other regions around the world. I very much look forward to welcoming and working with a new cohort of academics who will help us as we continue to enhance our research output which in turn improves the quality of our teaching, helping our staff and students to realise their full potential.’

Information on how to apply for the posts can be found on the University website.


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