University of Queensland

The University of Queensland was established by an Act of State Parliament on December 10, 1909 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Queensland’s separation from the colony of New South Wales. Its foundation four months later made it the first university in the State and the fifth in the nation.

In 1911, 83 students (including 23 women) attended the first classes in Government House, George Street, Brisbane.

The First World War slowed development but afterwards, research and teaching burgeoned as demand for higher education increased. The fledgling University outgrew the buildings in George Street, and the search for a larger campus began.

A site at Victoria Park (now partially occupied by the Mayne Medical School) was secured by statute in 1922 as a possible permanent home for the University. In 1927 Dr James O’Neil Mayne, in association with his sister Miss Mary Emelia Mayne, provided $380,000 to enable the Brisbane City Council to resume 274 acres of land at St Lucia and provide it to the University as its permanent home.

Named after the sugar-producing island of St Lucia in the West Indies, the area originally was used to farm sugar, arrowroot, cotton, maize and pineapples. A sugar mill, washed away by the 1893 flood, operated where the University boat shed now stands.

Lack of finance delayed development of the site, and so the University lent it for a Farm School administered by the State's Department of Agriculture and Stock until construction began in 1937.

The first building, later named the Forgan Smith Building after the Premier of the day, was completed in 1939. The Second World War diverted its use to military purposes and it served first as advanced headquarters for the Allied Land Forces in the South West Pacific. The University's move from George Street to St Lucia was accomplished between 1946 and 1972.

In 1990, the University merged with Queensland Agricultural College (now UQ Gatton) as part of a unified national system abolishing the binary system of universities and colleges of advanced education. And in 1999, UQ Ipswich opened as one of the first purpose-built, completely Web-enabled campuses in Australia.

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions. It is the oldest university in Queensland and has produced generations of graduates who have gone on to become leaders in all areas of society and industry. The University is a founding member of the national Group of Eight, an alliance of research-strong "sandstone" universities committed to ensuring that Australia has higher education institutions which are genuinely world class. It belongs also to the global Universitas 21 alliance. This group aims to enhance the quality of university outcomes through international benchmarking and a joint venture e-learning project with The Thomson Corporation.
The University is organised into Faculties, Schools and Departments/Divisions.

Faculty of Arts (ARTS)
School of English, Media Studies & Art History (EMSAH)
School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics (HPRC)
School of Languages & Comparative Cultural Studies (SLCCS)
School of Music

Faculty of Science (Science)
School of Biomedical Sciences (SBMS)
Department of Anatomy & Developmental Biology
Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
School of Biology (SIB)
Department of Botany
Department of Zoology and Entomology
School of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences (SCMS)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Department of Chemistry
Department of Microbiology & Parasitology
School of Mathematics and Physics
Department of Mathematics
Department of Physics
School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management (GPEM)
School of Earth Sciences

Faculty of Business, Economics & Law (BEL)
School of Economics
School of Tourism
TC Beirne School of Law
UQ Business School

The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
School of Engineering (SOE)
Division of Chemical Engineering
Division of Civil Engineering
Division of Environmental Engineering
Division of Materials
Division of Mechanical Engineering
Division of Mechanical and Aeropace Engineering
Division of Mining and Minerals Process Engineering
Division of Mechatronic Engineering
School of Architecture
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE)
Department of Electrical Engineering (EE)
Department of Systems Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Computer Science

Faculty of Health Sciences (HEALTH)
School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS)
School of Human Movement Studies
School of Dentistry
School of Medicine (SoM)
School of Nursing and Midwifery
School of Pharmacy
School of Population Health

Faculty of Natural Resources, Agriculture & Veterinary Science (NRAVS)
School of Animal Studies
School of Land, Crop and Food Sciences (LCAFS)
School of Natural & Rural Systems Management (NRSM)
School of Veterinary Science

Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences (SBS)
School of Education
School of Journalism & Communication
School of Political Science & International Studies (POLSIS)
School of Psychology
School of Social Science
School of Social Work & Applied Human Sciences

UQ continues to attract the vast majority of the state's highest academic achievers and is renowned nationally and internationally for the quality of its teaching and research. In 1998-99 it was named Australia's University of the Year and it continues to enjoy the highest overall rating for Queensland universities in the annual Good Universities Guide.

UQ remains the most successful Australian university in winning and being shortlisted for Australian Awards for University Teaching since they were established in 1997. On a variety of measures it is one of the top three or four research universities in the country and this success was underlined last year when it celebrated its 5000th PhD graduation. UQ also is building a cluster of international-quality research centres and institutes that will keep it at the frontiers of emerging research fields, particularly the biosciences.

The University of Queensland's graduates have a strong record of success in attaining employment and income levels well above average. UQ qualifications are highly regarded by employers everywhere and our graduates form a powerful network of success across all industries and endeavours in all corners of the globe. In recent years, the international standing of UQ has been reinforced with a rapid growth in fee-paying students from abroad, as well as strong growth in postgraduate studies.

University of Queensland Ranked 33rd in 2007 Thes-QS World University Ranking
University of Queensland Ranked 43rd in 2008 Thes-QS World University Ranking
University of Queensland Ranked 41st in 2009 Thes-QS World University Ranking
University of Queensland Ranked 43rd in 2010 Thes-QS World University Ranking
University of Queensland Ranked 48th in 2011 Thes-QS World University Ranking


University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a Canadian public research university with campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna. UBC is rated as one of Canada’s top universities, and is well regarded worldwide.

One of UBC's Oldest building: Chemistry

The university boasts some of the city's best attractions & recreation facilities, including the Museum of Anthropology, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research, and endless opportunities to explore forested trails in the adjoining 763-hectare Pacific Spirit Regional Park.

UBC's Vision for the 21st Century

The University of British Columbia, aspiring to be one of the world's best universities, will prepare students to become exceptional global citizens, promote the values of a civil and sustainable society, and conduct outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada, and the world.

UBC consistently ranks as one of the top three Canadian universities by Research InfoSource and ranks as second in Canada and thirty-sixth in the world in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

In 2006, Newsweek magazine ranked the University of British Columbia second in Canada and 27th in the world.The Times Higher Education Supplement of the UK ranked UBC as second in Canada and thirty-third in the world in 2007. According to Maclean's University Rankings, UBC has the highest percentage of Ph.D level professors among all public universities in North America (92%).

Rose Garden in UBC

It has received widespread recognition by Maclean's and Newsweek magazines for its foreign language program; the Chinese program is North America's largest, and the Japanese program is North America's second largest (after the University of Hawaii).The Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Theory has been recognized consistently for the world-class artists who teach there. In 2003 the National Post stated UBC had the highest entrance requirements for undergraduate admission out of all universities in Canada.

UBC ranked 33th in the 2007 THES-QS World University Ranking

UBC ranked 34th in the 2008 THES-QS World University Ranking

UBC ranked 40th in the 2009 THES-QS World University Ranking

UBC ranked 44th in the 2010 THES-QS World University Ranking

UBC ranked 51st in the 2011 THES-QS World University Ranking

University of Sydney

The University of Sydney, founded in 1850, is Australia's first university, and has an international reputation for outstanding teaching, as a centre of research excellence and as an active and engaged community leader.

During 1848, William Wentworth proposed a plan to expand the existing Sydney College into a university in the Legislative Council. Wentworth argued that a state university was imperative for the growth of a society aspiring towards self-government, and that it would provide the opportunity for 'the child of every class, to become great and useful in the destinies of his country'. It would take two attempts on Wentworth's behalf however, before the plan was finally adopted.

The University was established via the passage of the University of Sydney Act which was signed on 1 October 1850. Two years later, the University was inaugurated on 11 October 1852 in the Big Schoolroom of what is now Sydney Grammar School. The first principal was John Woolley. On 27 February 1858 the University received its Royal Charter from Queen Victoria, giving degrees conferred by the University equal rank and recognition as those given by universities in the UK . By 1859, the university had moved to its current site in the Sydney suburb of Camperdown.

In 1858, the passage of the Electoral Act provided for the university to become a constituency for the Legislative Assembly as soon as there were 100 graduates with higher degrees. This seat in Parliament was first filled in 1876, but was abolished in 1880 one year after its second Member, Edmund Barton, was elected to the Legislative Assembly.

Most of the estate of John Henry Challis was bequeathed to the university, which received a sum of £200,000 in 1889. This was thanks in part due to William Montagu Manning (chancellor 1878–1895) who argued against the claims by British Tax Commissioners. The following year seven professorships were created; anatomy, zoology, engineering, history, law, logic & mental philosophy, and modern literature.
Under the terms of the Higher Education (Amalgamation) Act 1989 (NSW) the following bodies were incorporated into the University in 1990:
the Sydney Branch of the NSW State Conservatorium of Music
the Cumberland College of Health Sciences
the Sydney College of the Arts of the Institute of the Arts
the Sydney Institute of Education of the Sydney College of Advanced Education
the Institute of Nursing Studies of the Sydney College of Advanced Education
the Guild Centre of the Sydney College of Advanced Education.

Prior to 1981, the Sydney Institute of Education was the Sydney Teachers College.

The Orange Agricultural College (OAC) was originally transferred to the University of New England under the Act, but then transferred to the University of Sydney in 1994, as part of the reforms to the University of New England undertaken by the University of New England Act 1993 and the Southern Cross University Act 1993. In January 2005, the University of Sydney transferred the OAC to Charles Sturt University.

The New England University College was founded as part of the University of Sydney in 1938, and separated to become the University of New England in 1954.

In 2001, University of Sydney Chancellor Dame Leonie Kramer was forced to resign by the University’s governing body. In 2003, Nick Greiner, a former Premier of NSW, resigned from his position as Chairman of the University's Graduate School of Management because of academic protests against his simultaneous chairmanship of British American Tobacco (Australia). Subsequently, his wife, Kathryn Greiner, resigned in protest from the two positions she held at the University as Chairwoman of the Sydney Peace Foundation and a member of the executive council of the Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific. In 2005, the Public Service Association of NSW and the Community and Public Sector Union were in dispute with the University over a proposal to privatise security at the main campus (and the Cumberland campus.)

In February 2007, the University agreed to acquire a portion of the land granted to St John's College to develop the Sydney Institute of Health and Medical Research. As a Catholic institution, in handing over the land St John's placed limitations on the type of medical research that can be conducted on the premises seeking to preserve the essence of the College mission. This has caused concern among the some groups who argue this could interfere with scientific medical research. However this is rejected by the university administration because the building is not intended for this purpose and there are many other facilities in close proximity where such research can take place.

The University of Sydney continues to rise in global rankings, confirming its place within the top 40 universities in the world.

  • The University’s humanities teaching and research was ranked fifth best in the world in the UK’s Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) World University Rankings published in October 2006.
  • The University as a whole was ranked 35th in the world in the same league table.
  • In the Newsweek global 100 for 2006, the University of Sydney was one of two Australian universities placed in the top 50 in the world.
As one of Australia’s leading universities, the University of Sydney is a key member of:
  • the Group of Eight – representing Australia’s leading research-intensive universities
  • Academic Consortium 21 (AC21) – an international network of educational, research and industrial organisations in Asia, the United States and Europe
  • the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) – Sydney is one of three Australian institutions in this group of prestigious universities drawn from Asia, the United States and South America, and
  • the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) – an international alliance of 16 leading research universities.
The University of Sydney measures its organisational performance by benchmarking against world class peers and industry. Key benchmarking activities include:
  • benchmarking of student data with Oxford, Queensland and Melbourne Universities
  • the provision of expert advice to parallel programs at UCL, Edinburgh and Hong Kong Universities, and
  • ICT policy development in collaboration with the Open University.

  • The benefits from such benchmarking activities are clear. The Learning Community Scale was developed in conjunction with Oxford University. The development of the MEd (Higher Education) program was a result of benchmarking with Edinburgh University.

  • Professional accreditation is another way the University’s professional faculties benchmark themselves and the quality of their programs. The University has relationships with 41 accrediting bodies, including six international bodies.


The University comprises sixteen faculties:
Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculty of Education and Social Work
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Faculty of Fine Arts
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Music
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Veterinary Science

The four largest faculties by (2007) student enrollments are (in descending order): Economics and Business; Arts; Health Sciences; Science. Together they comprise 57% of the University's students. Each contains a student enrollment over 5,000, and they are indeed the only such faculties. It is notable that the Faculty of Economics and Business, disproportionately to other Faculties consists of about 49% international students, whilst the University-wide average rate is about 22% (2008).

The University is committed to the communities to which it belongs internationally, nationally and locally. Numerous community links have been forged by academic and research disciplines as well as dedicated units such as the Koori Centre and Yooroang Garang, which work closely with Indigenous communities.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney College of the Arts, the University Museums and the Seymour Theatre Centre open the University’s cultural life to the community. In 2006, around 50,000 people visited the University’s outstanding Museums; a further 22,000 attended Conservatorium performances and 170,000 went to performances and public lectures at the Seymour Centre. A further 21,000 people participate each year in community education courses offered by the Centre for Continuing Education.

Many student organisations, such as the debating club and drama society, have long traditions of enriching student life and providing a springboard for future careers. High profile Australians such as Prime Minister John Howard, Justice Michael Kirby and radio presenter Adam Spencer have been University of Sydney debaters.

Sydney University Sport has produced more Australian representatives and won more major competitions than any other club. Most recently:
  • basketball player Belinda Snell and 400m relay runner Clinton Hill both won gold medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
  • another four Sydney University athletes took silver medals at the Commonwealth Games
  • Sydney University Rugby Club retained the Tooheys New Cup, winning the premier Sydney grade championship
  • Sydney University’s Men’s VIII rowing team won the Oxford and Cambridge Cup for the third year in a row, and
  • the Australian Women’s Water Polo team, featuring Sydney University Lions Fiona Hammond and Tanielle Gofers, won the World Championship.
University of Sydney ranked 31st in the THES-QS 2007 World University Ranking

University of Sydney ranked 37th in the THES-QS 2008 World University Ranking

University of Sydney ranked 36th in the THES-QS 2009 World University Ranking

University of Sydney ranked 37th in the QS 2010 World University Ranking

University of Sydney ranked 38th in the QS 2011 World University Ranking


Northwestern University

Northwestern University (NU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago, Illinois. The university is organized into eleven schools and colleges granting undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees.

The Kellogg School of Management, Medill School of Journalism, Feinberg School of Medicine, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Communication, School of Education and Social Policy, and School of Law are often ranked highly in their respective fields.

Student enrollments include approximately 7,800 undergraduate and 6,300 graduate students. Northwestern competes in the NCAA's Division I and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference.

Founded in 1851 by Methodists from Chicago (including John Evans, after whom Evanston is named), Northwestern opened in Evanston in 1855 with two faculty members and ten students. The school’s nine founders, all of who were Methodists (three of them ministers), knelt in prayer and worship before launching their first organizational meeting.

The University's name, Northwestern, came from its founders' desire to serve citizens of the states that occupied the area of the former Northwest Territory: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota. The original Evanston campus in 1855 consisted of only one building, a temporary structure called "Old College." University Hall, the first permanent building, was constructed in 1869. Northwestern built a campus in Chicago for the schools of law, medicine, and business in the 1920s.

The phrase on Northwestern's seal is Quaecumque sunt vera -- in Latin, "Whatsoever things are true" from Philippians 4:8. Also on Northwestern's seal, a Greek phrase inscribed on the pages of an open book: ho logos pleres charitos kai aletheias, which translates as "The Word... full of grace and truth." This phrase comes from the Gospel of John 1:14: "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we behold His glory, and the glory was of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." Both the Latin and Greek phrases express the values of the University's founders, and recall Northwestern's Methodist heritage.

Northwestern's founding charter granted the school a permanent exemption from paying property taxes. For this reason, Northwestern has often endured a difficult relationship with Evanston's government. Tensions have arisen regarding building codes, law enforcement, and politics. Recently, factions of Evanston's government have attempted to divide Northwestern's campus into several different wards, so as to reduce students' voting potency.

Today Northwestern is a major private research university located on lakefront campuses in Evanston and Chicago. Approximately 2,300 full-time faculty teach 13,500 full-time students, 7,700 of whom are undergraduates.

A freshman class numbering more than 1,900 is selected from nearly 15,000 candidates. Sixty percent enroll with financial aid. Women constitute approximately half the undergraduate population; more than a fourth of the undergraduates are minority students.
Students come to Northwestern from all 50 states. Forty-four percent of this year's entering class is from the Midwest, 21 percent from the East, 18 percent from the West, 9 percent from the South, and 7 percent from foreign countries.

The median secondary school ranking of the students in the current freshman class is in the 96th percentile. Moreover, the median combined score of the Scholastic Aptitude Test for the class as a whole is approximately 1400. More than 40 percent of the freshman class was recognized by the National Merit Corporation for distinguished academic achievement.
The Northwestern student body ranks among the top 15 schools nationally in the number of National Merit and National Achievement scholars. About one-third of the freshman class received some form of advanced placement upon entrance.

Undergraduate and graduate program
Evanston Campus
Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (1851)
School of Communication (1878)
Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music (1895)
Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (1909)
Medill School of Journalism (1921)
School of Education and Social Policy (1926)
School of Continuing Studies (1933) Evanston Campus
Kellogg School of Management (1908)
The Graduate School (1910)

Chicago Campus
Feinberg School of Medicine (1859)
Kellogg School of Management (1908)
School of Law (1859)
Chicago Campus
School of Continuing Studies (1933)

Graduate and Professional
Evanston Campus
Kellogg School of Management (1908)
The Graduate School (1910)

Chicago Campus
Feinberg School of Medicine (1859)
Kellogg School of Management (1908)
School of Law (1859)

Although its primary function is academic, the University also provides a special kind of community within the cities of Evanston and Chicago. Cultural, social, and athletic events are available on campus. Extensive nonacademic programming is offered through Norris University Center, the residential colleges, and various residential groups. The fine and performing arts complex further enriches the Northwestern environment.

Northwestern University ranked 29th in the 2007 THES-QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING
Northwestern University ranked 33rd in the 2008 THES-QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING
Northwestern University ranked 32nd in the 2009 THES-QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING
Northwestern University ranked 26th in the 2010 QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING
Northwestern University ranked 24th in the 2011 QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING


University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the fifth oldest in the UK. Aberdeen is an international university built on serving one of the most dynamic regions of Europe. With over 13,000 students, and over 3000 staff, we are at the forefront of teaching and research in medicine, the humanities and sciences.

Picturesque and historic Old Aberdeen - home of Elphinstone's original foundation - is now the main university site, only one mile from the city centre. The 15th century remains very much alive in King's College, offering a sense of history in the daily life of a university now focused on the needs of the new millennium.


Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, The University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest University.

William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the communities of northern Scotland, and lawyers and administrators to serve the Scottish Crown. Much of the King's College still remains today, as do the proud traditions, which the Bishop began.

The university opened with 36 staff and students and, in 1497, boasted the first chair of medicine in the English-speaking world. But the college also looked outward to the wider world of Europe and beyond, taking the great European universities of Paris and Bologna as its model, Elphinstone's college embraced all the known branches of learning Arts, Theology, and Canon and Civil Law.

In 1593, a second, Post- Reformation University, was founded in the heart of the New Town of Aberdeen by George Keith, fourth Earl Marischal, and until King's College and Marischal College were united to form the modern University of Aberdeen in 1860, Aberdeen had two universities. At first, Arts and Divinity were taught at King's and Law and Medicine at Marischal; a separate Science Faculty - also at Marischal - was only established in 1892. The university opened all Faculties to women in 1892, and in 1894 the first 20 matriculated female students began their studies. Four women graduated in arts in 1898; by the following year, women made up a quarter of the faculty.

Throughout the 20 th century, particularly since the 1950s, Aberdeen consistently increased student recruitment, which is now in excess of 10,000. In the last 10 years, picturesque and historic Old Aberdeen, home of Bishop Elphinstone's original foundation, has again become the main university site.

The University has also invested heavily in medical research, where time and again University staff have demonstrated their skills as world leaders in their field. The custom-built Institute of Medical Sciences, completed in 2002, was designed to provide state-of-the-art facilities for medical researchers and their students.

In 1999, the University launched its ambitious fund-raising campaign, The Sixth Century Campaign, to mark the start of the University's sixth century of existence. With the support of HRH The Prince of Wales as Campaign Patron, our aim is to raise £150 million by 2010.

The fact that the University has become what it is owes much to the determination and vision of a very few individuals, including a distinguished list of scholars who in their own unique ways, helped to shape the University into the world-class institute we have today.

This is only the briefest glimpse into the history of the University of Aberdeen. A far more detailed account can be found in the publication Crown and Gown, written by Jennifer Carter and Colin McLaren and published by Aberdeen University Press. This publication was the main source for this page and permission for use of the material is gratefully acknowledged. Crown and Gown can be purchased at most good book shops - price £6.95.

The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495 and is the third oldest University in Scotland

Teaching is split into 3 Colleges, The College of Life Sciences & Medicine, The College of Physical Sciences, and The College of Arts and Social Sciences

Over 13,900 students

46% men, 54% women

19% mature undergraduates

120 nationalities

4 Nobel Prizes have been awarded for work carried out or begun at Aberdeen

High quality teaching with over 89% subjects rated Excellent / Highly Satisfactory

Within 6 months 97% of graduates enter directly into work, further study or training

85% of academic staff are research active

Over 590 first degree programmes

Over 110 taught Masters programmes

Over 150 sports clubs and societies

Study abroad options worldwide

Libraries with over 1,050,000 volumes
£240 million investment on infrastructure and facilities over the next ten years


College of Arts and Social Sciences

The College is separated into a number of academic schools:
University of Aberdeen Business School
School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
School of Education Formerly the Aberdeen campus of the Northern College of Education which was amalgamated into the university in the later half of the 1990s.
School of Language & Literature
School of Law
School of Social Science
Graduate School
There are also a number of Research Centres and Institutes

College of Life Sciences and Medicine
The College is separated into four academic schools:
School of Biological Sciences
School of Medical Sciences
School of Medicine
School of Psychology
and is supported by:
Graduate School
Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Institute of Medical Sciences

College of Physical Sciences
The College is divided into two main schools and a number of research centres:
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences:
Department of Chemistry
Department of Computing Science
Department of Engineering
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Department of Physics
School of Geosciences:
Department of Geography & Environment
Department of Geology & Petroleum Geology
Graduate Studies
College Research Centres:
Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management
Institute of Energy Technologies
Institute for Transport and Rural Research

University of Aberdeen ranked 137th in the 2007 THES-QS World University Ranking

University of Aberdeen ranked 153rd in the 2008 THES-QS World University Ranking

University of Aberdeen ranked 129th in the 2009 THES-QS World University Ranking

University of Aberdeen ranked 117th in the 2010 QS World University Ranking

University of Aberdeen ranked 141th in the 2011 QS World University Ranking

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruits is sweet ~ Aristotle

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world ~ Nelson Mandela

Education is not a preparation for life, Education is life itself ~ John Dewey
William Butler Yeats: Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.