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Sustainability News

RGU is actively working towards a sustainable future, read some of the efforts we are making in that goal.

A team of researchers from Robert Gordon University (RGU) are leading an innovative project aimed at reducing heat stress for Kenyans living in informal housing by using a geothermal cooling system which pulls colder air from underground into their homes.

RGU’s commitment to net zero is being reflected in the introduction of new electric grounds equipment.

A leading researcher from RGU travelled more than 6,000 miles to South America to highlight the potential of moving away from traditional energy sources to embrace the use of hydrogen.

Professor Paul de Leeuw from RGU's Energy Transition Institute has written in Energy Voice about the impact of the Energy Profit Levy also known as the windfall tax.

Pupils from Mintlaw Academy have the won the MATE Scotland ROV competition held at RGU after impressing judges by successfully completing a series of underwater missions.

The National Energy Skills Accelerator (NESA) hosted Scotland’s Minister for Energy, Just Transition and Fair Work Gillian Martin in Aberdeen to discuss the success of NESA’s Just Transition Fund (JTF) project for the North East and Moray.

Dr Mohamed Amish, from RGU’s School of Engineering, has published a paper on an important international project which involves converting pharmaceutical waste into an innovative drilling fluid additive.

Dietetics students from RGU have partnered with Seaton Primary School to teach pupils how to cook quick, tasty meals and snacks while learning about the key nutritional benefits of a healthy relationship with food.

Imagine having a giant jet engine right in front of you or being able to look at the intricate workings of a moving wind turbine without having to leave your seat.

RGU has strengthened its existing partnership with the Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) having signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create a joint degree programme.

Researchers at RGU have designed a tubular cell that can withstand high temperatures and considerably cut costs which will aid the move towards greener forms of energy in the production of hydrogen.

A PhD researcher who conducted a study on how machine learning can be used to select artificial lift methods that provide tangible solutions to industry challenges has passed RGU's Doctor of Philosophy viva.

An RGU student who combines her physiotherapy studies with athletics training and competitions has secured a unique scholarship to ensure she thrives both academically and in sport.

Writing for The Scotsman, Professor Paul de Leeuw, Director of Robert Gordon University’s Energy Transition Institute, emphasises the importance of 2024 as an election year for the ages...

Computing students will be given another chance to showcase their digital skills as the RGUHack returns for 2024 with students from any college or university able to take on the 24-hour challenge.

In collaboration with Robert Gordon University (RGU), the University of Strathclyde (UoS) and the Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC), the National Subsea Centre (NSC) has established the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Net Zero Technologies, designed for those who wish to undertake research to aid in the global transition to net zero whilst continuing a career in industry.

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has partnered with Big Issue E-Bikes with the red and white electric bicycles now available on campus, opening up a new sustainable method of travel to connect staff and students from the city centre to Garthdee.

Professor Paul de Leeuw from RGU has been appointed to the Board of the UK’s Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) for a period of four years. Board member appointments are made by the Secretary of State for Education.

RGU Engineering student Agga Agga took the top prize in an annual competition held by the Energy Institute (EI) that honours the best energy industry projects from MSc students at both Aberdeen universities.

Robert Gordon University's 2023 conference on biodiversity governance and Natural Capital for Scotland conclusively showed delegates why there is a case for Scotland’s biodiversity strategy to expand on local level governance; encourage partnerships and community action; and focus on soil protection strategies as key policy instruments.

Academics from Gray’s and CCB have recently hosted a workshop for Stage 2 Fashion Management (CCB) and Stage 2 Fashion Textiles (Gray’s) students to look at sustainability in the fashion industry and how to tackle some of the Sustainability Development Goals set out by the United Nations.

RGU and North East Scotland College (NESCol) joined forces to host a joint event, A Timetable for Change: Education and Skills in Scotland at the SNP annual conference in Aberdeen on 16 October. The event discussed Scotland’s education and skills needs in the context of the Scottish Government’s plans to reform the post-16 education and skills landscape.

A Robert Gordon University (RGU) professor who specialises in Artificial Intelligence and machine learning has been named Academic of the Year at an esteemed UK-wide awards ceremony.

Scotland’s association with vibrant wildlife, marine, and scenic environments tends to suggest that the nation would be naturally well placed when looking at biodiversity and environmental protection.

Black History month is a wonderful way to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of Black people, come together as allies, and take steps to enable success and wellbeing.

RGU has received £5,000 in funding from Port of Aberdeen’s supPORT-all community action programme to help physiotherapy students continue to deliver health and wellbeing sessions to locals.

Two RGU students have been given a unique front row seat of Aberdeen FC’s Europa Conference League campaign.

The National Subsea Centre (NSC) today announced its multi-million-pound partnership with SeaFlo Consultancy Limited (SeaFlo), specialists in subsea and marine services. Together, the organisations will provide the underpinning research and technology development required to enable predictive maintenance for the energy industry.

Join us in celebrating the rich tapestry of our diverse community for Black History Month (BHM) 2023 this October! Let's Connect, Create and Celebrate together to honour the contributions and achievements of Black people throughout history. Hear from Staff Equality Champion for Race Leila Neshat Mokadem to learn more about this year's theme, exciting line-up of events and how to get involved.

Nursing students at Robert Gordon University are to benefit from new digital skills training for the first time.

The Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey spoke to leaders from business and academia at an interactive event in Aberdeen on Wednesday 27 September.

As part of RGU's significant investment in research, 10 Chancellor’s Fellows are being recruited to advance innovative research that responds to real-world challenges.

According to the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization, July 2023 was the hottest month on record, affecting millions of people around the world. The changing weather patterns and associated heat waves, wild-fires, floods and droughts are the harsh reality of climate change and will now be a common feature for the future for our planet.

Researchers from Robert Gordon University have launched a survey aimed at finding out about the wellbeing of those using the Big Issue eBikes scheme in Aberdeen.

A new report by Robert Gordon University has found that the UK offshore energy workforce can increase by up to 50% from over 150,000 in 2023 to 225,000 by the end of the decade with new renewable jobs outnumbering oil and gas roles if a successful transition is achieved.

RGU is working alongside an Aberdeen-based energy firm to revolutionise power as it continues to make significant strides in hydrogen and renewables research and development.

RGU is launching its brand-new portfolio of upskilling courses and Insights at Offshore Europe 2023 next week, putting renewables and the energy transition at the heart of improving workforce skills

An RGU Architecture student has impressed judges at a national competition with his concept of bringing intimate green spaces to the granite of Aberdeen.

Detailed plans to help make sure more UK companies build and deliver the changes required to deliver a net zero energy system of the future have been published for the first time today (July 17).

School children across Scotland have been learning about a conservation project to commemorate the loss of whales and their recovery at South Georgia, through specialist workshops led by Gray’s School of Art's Mobile Art School at Robert Gordon University (RGU).

For the third year running, RGU has secured funding for a Campus Cycling Officer to help boost numbers of two wheeled travellers.

Students from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment at Robert Gordon University are to take part in a major new exhibition called ’View of Aberdeen’ that opens at Aberdeen Art Gallery on Saturday 27 May.

The third episode of Research Revealed explores the hidden nature of maternal and infant food insecurity amongst young mothers in the North East and across the UK.

To celebrate Bike Week 2023, from 5th - 11th June, we are sharing the remarkable journey of one of our staff members, Cheryl Clarke, whose story is a testament to the transformative power of cycling and the boundless possibilities it offers.

This series of articles explores the journey of the winners of the EIG Sustainable Goals Student Ideas Competition.

RGU has been awarded £1.2m of funding by the Scottish Government to establish a hydrogen testing facility at the National Subsea Centre (NSC) in Aberdeen. First Minister Humza Yousaf publicly announced funding for this project at the All-Energy Conference (10-11 May 2023) in Glasgow.

The "Garden in the Quad" at the Garthdee House Annex is a gardening project which aims to increase biodiversity on our premises, as part of the Vibrant Campus initiative. Project leader Anne Campbell gives us an update on how the garden is coming along, with spring breathing a new life into the space.

Donella Beaton, Vice Principal for Economic Development, has written a column in The Scotsman on the topic of collaborative partnerships and how it's the catalyst for a better future.

Two design projects, led by a design team from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment at Robert Gordon University (RGU), have been recognised at the Aberdeen Society of Architects Design Awards 2023.

Professor David McClean, Strategic Lead for Embedding Sustainability at RGU, shares in the Press & Journal how projects to help and future-proof the environment come about not just through invention and power, but also through belief.

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