Robert Gordon University
Robert Gordon opened a hospital in Aberdeen in the 17th century which, by 1881, had become a day school and adult education institution called Robert Gordon College. It then merged with Aberdeen Mechanics' Institute before gaining university status in 1992 and changing to its current name.
Robert Gordon University (RGU) teaches courses focusing on Oil and Gas, Health and Wellbeing and the creative industries. Course areas include Engineering, Law and Social Work.
According to the 2013 Times Good University Guide it is the best modern university in the UK, while according to The Guardian University Guide 2013 it is the best modern university in Scotland and 2nd-best in the UK. 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.
The Garthdee campus, in a peaceful riverside setting, started life as home to Gray's School of Art and the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment. In 1998, its development began with the building of Aberdeen Business School (then known as the Faculty of Management), designed by renowned architect Norman Foster.
The campus continued to grow with the addition of the Faculty of Health & Social Care in 2002 (home to the Schools of Health Sciences, Nursing & Midwifery and Applied Social Studies) and the £11million sports centre, RGU SPORT, in 2005. Many of the University's administrative departments have been rehomed at Garthdee and other support facilities are also there, including a nursery and medical practice. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.