The Robert Gordon University, commonly referred to as RGU, is a public university in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland.
In 1910, Robert Gordon’s Technical College was established. It evolved throughout the 20th century, with new schools opening before it was awarded university status in 1992 and renamed Robert Gordon University (RGU). The expansion of the university continued with the Aberdeen Business School moving to its campus in 1998, and a new faculty for Health and Social Care opened in 2002.
RGU has around 17,000 students. Of these, 60% are full time ad 63% are undergraduates. They study programmes across ten subject areas: Architecture, Construction & Surveying; Art & Design; Business, Management & Accounting; Computing; Engineering; Health Professions; Information, Communication & Media; Laboratory, Biomedical & Sports Sciences; Law; and Social Work & Social Sciences.
RGU was ranked the best university in Scotland for graduate prospects in the 2017 Guardian University Guide. It has also previously been named the best modern university in the UK by The Times Good University Guide in 2012. Furthermore, it was rated the top university in Scotland for Health Professions, Journalism, Architecture and Pharmacy in the 2017 Guardian University Guide.