Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QE +44 (0) 1224 262728
Information
  • Academic staff 643[1]
  • Admin. staff 841[1]
  • Campus Urban (City Centre campus) and Suburban (Garthdee campus)
  • Chancellor Sir Ian Wood
  • Colours Royal Blue, Red and Gold
  • Established 1992 (origins mid-18th century)
  • Location Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Motto Now by all your mastered arts (sometimes loosely translated as Make the best of all your abilities)
  • Motto Omni Nunc Arte Magistra
  • Postgraduates 6,064
  • Principal Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski
  • Students 15,753[2]
  • Type Public
  • Undergraduates 9,663
  • Vice principal http://www.rgu.ac.uk/
The Robert Gordon University (RGU) is a Scottish university located in the city of Aberdeen. It became a university in 1992, but originated from an educational institution founded in the 18th century by Robert Gordon, a prosperous Aberdeen merchant, and various institutions which provided adult and technical education. It is one of two universities in the city (the other is the much older University of Aberdeen).According to The Guardian University Guide 2013 it is the best modern university in Scotland and 2nd-best in the UK. It was also named Best Modern University for 2013 by The Times Good University Guide. It was shortlisted for Sunday Times University of the Year 2012 and was named Best Modern University in the UK for 2012 by The Sunday Times University Guide. Of those who graduated from full-time undergraduate degrees in 2011, 97.1% were in employment or further study within six months-the most of any university in the UK
According to The Guardian University Guide 2013 it is the best modern university in Scotland and 2nd-best in the UK. It was also named Best Modern University for 2013 by The Times Good University Guide. It was shortlisted for Sunday Times University of the Year 2012 and was named Best Modern University in the UK for 2012 by The Sunday Times University Guide. Of those who graduated from full-time undergraduate degrees in 2011, 97.1% were in employment or further study within six months-the most of any university in the UK.
Campus
RGU has two campuses in Aberdeen. One is in the city centre at Schoolhill/St. Andrew Street and the other is at Garthdee, in the south-west of the city by the banks of the River Dee. New buildings are currently being constructed at the Garthdee campus so as to replace the City Centre campus and consolidate on one site. This is the first phase of a £170 million investment, due to open in 2013.Universities in the UK are designated by order of the Privy Council; unusually for a university named after an individual, according to The Robert Gordon University (Scotland) Order of Council 1993., the official name of the university includes the prefix "The" (as with The Ohio State University and The College of William & Mary). However, current university branding typically leaves it out (e.g. on website text and other official materials).