The money will come from the European Regional Development Fund and will be used to fund a new life sciences business project. This project is set to create 69 life science jobs in Aberdeen.
The funding is part of a £9.3m imitative across Scotland which is expected to create 740 jobs. Mr Salmond said: “Scotland continues to make an immense contribution to shaping the modern world through innovation and this £2.6m investment in the University of Aberdeen’s new £5.8m life science facility will support the area’s expanding life sciences industry.”
Prof Stephen Logan, senior vice-principal for the University of Aberdeen, said: “Funding for the building is further evidence of the region’s growing reputation as a centre of excellence for life sciences.”
Other universities that will receive funding will include Napier University in Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde.
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