Robert Gordon University (RGU)

Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK

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Robert Gordon University, commonly referred to as RGU, is a public university in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. It 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. It is one of two universities in the city (the other is the much older University of Aberdeen).

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Motto: Now by all your mastered arts

Endowment: £1.9 million (2015)

Administrative staff: 868

Students: 16,787

Undergraduates: 10,576

Postgraduates: 6,211

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