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Abertay's new principal Prof Nigel Seaton takes up post

Prof Nigel Seaton
Prof Nigel Seaton has taken up the post of Principal and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Abertay in Dundee

The new principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Abertay in Dundee has taken up his post.

Prof Nigel Seaton was appointed to the role in May. The move brings an end to a time of instability at the institution.

The previous principal Prof Bernard King was suspended in January 2011 and an acting principal, Prof Nicholas Terry, had been in place since then.

Prof Seaton said it was an honour to be appointed.

He said: "It is an honour to be appointed principal at the University of Abertay Dundee, and a pleasure to be joining the Abertay family today.

"This is a university with much to be proud of and I look forward to working with colleagues, the court and our students, to lead the university to even greater success in the future."

Professor Seaton, who is originally from Falkirk, was previously senior deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Surrey and a former vice-principal of the University of Edinburgh.

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