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Aberdeen University plans to recruit 100 top academics

The University of Aberdeen is planning to offer “competitive salaries” to attract up to 100 world-leading academics.

The university says in a statement that the move is possible as it has “re-structured internally, agreed a Strategic Plan for the next few years with clear priorities, and received a positive funding settlement from the Scottish Government”.

The institution adds that it is creating new posts according to “strategic research themes” already identified by the university, including energy, environmental sustainability and food security, and pathways to a healthy life.

“I am delighted that we are in a position to invest in attracting even more of the best scholars to the University of Aberdeen,” said the university’s principal, Ian Diamond. “This is another positive step forward in our ambition to raise us in the ranks of the world’s top universities.”