A new website has been launched by the University of Aberdeen, promoting online short courses covering all levels of study. Short courses can be studied by students aiming to fit their studies around work, gaining credits to enable them to access higher education, build a degree online and grow continuous professional development for career growth.
The University of Aberdeen offers online degrees across several areas, including:
- Business and Law – international trade, relationships and enterprise disciplines
- Health – public health and economics disciplines
- Engineering – oil and gas disciplines
- Information Technology
- Education – continuous professional development specialisations
- Scottish History and Archaeology of the North
A new study is being undertaken by the University of Aberdeen to tackle loneliness by understanding the biggest challenges faced by different generations. Loneliness has been compared to smoking and obesity in terms of being identified as one of the biggest risks to public health. A team, lead by Professor Phillips will look at cultural differences, facial expressions, close and peripheral bonds, social networks, and other contributing factors to understand loneliness.
A study has also been published by Professor Steve Turner, identifying a link between air pollution and unborn baby growth. His team have studied literature dating back over a decade to determine various pollution exposures relating to foetal size. It became clear in the third trimester that foetal growth is reduced by exposure to nitrogen dioxide, showing small size at birth age is associated with increased risks in later life for conditions such as type two diabetes and asthma.