The University of Aberdeen (UNIABDN) was founded in 1495, it is Scotland's third oldest University and the fifth oldest in the UK. Aberdeen is an international university built on serving one of the most dynamic regions of Europe and is at the forefront of teaching and research in the humanities, medicine, engineering and sciences, evidenced by 5 Nobel Prizes and numerous other international awards. It has been involved in European projects since Framework 3, successfully participating in more than 700 grants funded by the European Commission, and holding 6 ERC starting grants and 4 ERC advanced grants. A number of administration departments are available to support European grants, as well as personnel dedicated to dealing specifically with EU contracts, including EU contract and liaison officers, Research Finance and IT Support Offices. Human Resources support includes the provision of a comprehensive and co‚Äźordinated personnel service consistent with current employment legislation and best practice. The Sir Duncan Rice Library has been designed to accommodate the needs of modern research, housing a virtual library of over 300,000 electronic books and 10,000 electronic journals. Research staff development courses include project management, presenting at conferences negotiation skills, career planning.