Robert Gordon University

History

  • Robert Gordon University was founded in 1750 as a technical college.  Full university status was granted in 1992.  Watch thehistory of RGU and find out how we’ve evolved.
  • The University has always focused on delivering education that prepares students for the professional world: by working closely with employers at all stages of the students’ journey, from course development and accreditation to providing scholarships and work based placements and experiences. This is why we have such a successful graduate employment record (seea cademic strengths below).
  • Robert Gordon University has invested heavily in the Garthdee campus. Phase one of our exciting £120-million campus development opened in September 2013 and the new Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment is due to open September 2015. When the project is completed we will offer even more world-class learning and research facilities. Read about the amazing campus transformation.
  • Robert Gordon University has an international reputation for providing high quality education right through from undergraduateto postgraduate and PhD level, alongside high quality courses to support continuing professional and personal development. Find out more on the University's track record.

Location and Transport

  • Aberdeen is situated in the north east of Scotland. Frequent, cheap air, rail and bus connections to Aberdeen exist from the majority UK cities, making it hugely accessible. Find out more about transport links.
  • Love the great outdoors? With two rivers running through Aberdeen, its picturesque sandy beaches, the Grampian Mountains and Cairngorms National Park nearby, Aberdeen attracts photographers, artists, sailors, surfers, kayakers, kite enthusiasts, rowers, walkers, golfers, mountain, rock and ice climbers, snowboarders and white water rafters!
  • Aberdeen is ranked as the best city to live and work in in Scotland, and 2nd best in the UK, according to "Good Growth for Cities, 2014".
  • RGU has been ranked as the second best value university in the UK for students living in England, Wales or Northern Ireland in theStudent Value for Money report 2012 by Simple Landlords Insurance. These rankings take into account university league table standings, average rental costs and tuition fees.