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Aberdeen is a city of contrasts, with a rich cultural heritage, a thriving contemporary community, a strong economic pulse, excellent local authority schools and a wonderful hinterland making the city a rewarding place in which to live and work. The University of Aberdeen with its excellent laboratory and clinical research facilities is within the top 130 universities of the world. The medical school contributed significantly to an excellent result in the latest UK RAE with over 60% of all staff (75% of translational scientists) submitted being considered as being in the international or world-leading category.

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Dundee is the fourth city in Scotland, small enough to be friendly, yet large enough to provide a full spectrum of sporting and cultural activities with excellent travel links to the rest of the UK.  The University has powered its way to a position as one of Scotland’s leading universities with an international reputation for research excellence across a range of activities including the medical and life sciences - both rated 5* in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.  Dundee has pioneered and continues to develop unique programmes for basic science, translational research and drug discovery, and the training of biomedical and clinical scientists of the future
is a major strategic priority.

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Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan city, the capital of Scotland, and its political and financial centre. It offers fine architecture, restaurants, arts events, beautiful surrounding countryside and excellent travel links to the rest of the UK and Europe. The University is amongst the top in Europe, and its medical faculty
was graded top in the latest UK RAE in hospital-based clinical subjects. It has outstanding facilities for laboratory and clinical research, with major strengths in translational research, and national centres in cardiovascular medicine (BHF Centre of Research Excellence), inflammation (MRC Centre) and reproductive health (MRC Centre).

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Glasgow, with a population of around 600,000, is Scotland’s largest city, and one of Europe’s liveliest with a varied social and cultural life. It has excellent road and rail links with the rest of the UK and air services and connections to a wide range of destinations at home and overseas. The University of Glasgow is one of the UK's leading universities with an international reputation for its research and teaching. It is a member of the Russell Group of major research-led universities and a founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting world-wide standards for higher education. With 16,500 full-time students, it is one of the country's largest universities.

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