The University of Aberdeen (abbreviated as Aberd. in post-nominals) is a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is an ancient university 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 Scotland's third-oldest university and the fifth-oldest in the English-speaking world. Today, Aberdeen is consistently ranked among the top 200 universities in the world and is ranked within the top 30 universities in the United Kingdom.In the 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, Aberdeen was ranked 31st in the world for impact on society.Aberdeen was also named the 2019 Scottish University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.
King's College, Aberdeen AB24 3FX, UK