Robert Gordon University became a university in 1992, and originated from an educational institution founded in the 18th century by Robert Gordon, a prosperous Aberdeen merchant, and various institutions which provided adult education and technical education in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Robert Gordon University (RGU) is an innovative, accessible, impactful and professionally-minded university. RGU’s applied learning, industry-centric approach, modern facilities and contemporary course content means that the university makes education work for their students, staff and partners in a variety of professional fields.
Robert Gordon University is located in Aberdeen, a city boasting a rich cultural heritage. Aberdeen is an attractive and welcoming city with a population of approximately 220,000. Aberdeen is both big enough to offer a ‘big city’ experience, but also compact enough to navigate easily.
Aberdeen caters for all tastes in arts, culture, leisure and entertainment, with a wide variety of museums, galleries and leisure and sport facilities all in close range of student accommodation. The city also offers a fantastic nightlife, particularly for students.
Aberdeen airport connects the city to the rest of the UK and Europe, while the train station runs direct services to both Edinburgh and London.