Antisemitism in Universities

University of Aberdeen

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University has not adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism. The University instead adopted the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism, which is a wrecking document designed to undermine the International Definition of Antisemitism.

The Jerusalem Declaration was adopted on 11th May 2022 by the Senate, subject to ratification by the Court, which took place on 28th June 2022.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 on 13th October 2022, to which the University responded on 26th October 2022.

Students’ Union

When asked on 21st October 2020, Aberdeen University Students’ Association failed to confirm whether it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.


The following are recent incidents that have been reported to us, however we recognise that antisemitism is chronically underreported and it is possible that there are incidents that have not been reported. To report an incident, please contact us.

University of Aberdeen adopted the wrecking Jerusalem Declaration instead of the International Definition of Antisemitism.

Jewish life on campus

The incidence of antisemitism on a university campus and how the university and its students’ union address antisemitism are matters of serious concern. At the same time, they do not represent the totality of Jewish life on any campus. For further information about Jewish life on campus, please contact the local Jewish Society or Jewish chaplain.

No student should have to endure antisemitism. Campaign Against Antisemitism provides specialist help to students who have experienced antisemitism, including free legal representation. For assistance with antisemitism on campus, please contact us.