30 March 2021

Abertay University Principal named RSE Fellow

Abertay University Principal named RSE Fellow

Professor Nigel Seaton has been elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

The Principal of Abertay University, Professor Nigel Seaton has been elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The honour, announced today, is in recognition of his academic work and his leadership at Abertay and in other roles across the higher education sector over the course of his career.

Professor Seaton joined Abertay as Principal and Vice-Chancellor in 2012 and has overseen a period of transformation at the University.

During my career, I have been privileged to work with talented colleagues at Abertay and elsewhere, and I very much see this honour as a reflection of the work we have done together - Prof Seaton

Significant milestones across this period include Abertay being named this year’s Sunday Times UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality, in addition to being ranked as Europe’s top institution for computer games education for the last seven consecutive years.

Prof Seaton’s academic background is in Chemical Engineering, a subject in which he has taught and researched at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Cambridge and Cornell University.

He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Prof Seaton said: “It is an honour to be elected a Fellow of the RSE.  During my career, I have been privileged to work with talented colleagues at Abertay and elsewhere, and I very much see this honour as a reflection of the work we have done together.

“I have been very fortunate to work in such a collaborative, dynamic and important sector, where the work we do makes a real difference to people’s lives, both in our local communities and internationally.”

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