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Pioneering

Great centres of learning grew in Aberdeen with an educational tradition that persists in ground-breaking scientific endeavours today.

The scholars of the city became Nobel Prize winners. And today, energy innovation, breakthrough treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, globally recognised food and drink brands and high end scientific research mean Aberdeen’s dynamism and pioneering spirit continues.

Health & Life Sciences

The world’s first MRI scanner was invented at the University of Aberdeen in 1980, paving the way to improve millions of lives. From the discovery of insulin to innovative new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Scientific breakthrough is embedded in Aberdeen’s DNA.

From the discovery of insulin to innovative new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Scientific breakthrough is embedded in Aberdeen’s DNA.

HEALTH LIFE SCIENCES MRI Scanner

Energy Transition

Through its innovation in energy transition Aberdeen is an unrivalled location to spearhead the UK’s transition to net zero. 

While the energy industry has faced challenging times in recent years, the city has responded with brave new thinking and exciting technologies. Today, Aberdeen is a global centre for ocean technology, with no less than 75% of the world’s sub-sea engineering capability rooted here.

ENERGY TRANSITION Wind Turbines

Hydrogen

With plans to create world-class hydrogen hub including a refueling facility for public transport, Aberdeen is at the vanguard of the hydrogen fuel revolution.

Aberdeen is playing a pioneering role by creating a world-class hydrogen hub. This will be Scotland’s first green hydrogen production facility.  

HYDROGEN Bus Marishall College2