University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom
South Bridge
Postal code:
Old College

General Information

The University of Edinburgh has been changing the world for over 400 years. Established in 1583, our famous alumni include historical greats such as Joseph Black, who discovered carbon dioxide, and philosopher David Hume, whose ideas laid the foundations for contemporary thought, as well as 21st century luminaries such as Harry Potter creator J K Rowling and Sir Chris Hoy.

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Influencing the world since 1583 The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and ranked =23rd in the QS World University Rankings. Our entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts not only students, but also staff from some 137 countries, which creates a unique Edinburgh experience. We provide a stimulating working, learning and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities and attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors. Study with us As host to more than 35,000 students, the University of Edinburgh continues to attract the world?s greatest minds. We offer a range of ways to study, from on-campus taught programmes to online part-time study. We are the largest provider of online distance learning in the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, and offer more than 60 online programmes. Teaching and research excellence The latest report from the Quality Assurance Agency awarded us the highest rating possible for the quality of the student learning experience. We offer more than 500 undergraduate courses, 300 taught masters courses and 135 research areas. Our position as one of Britain?s leading research universities was reaffirmed by the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The REF rates 83% of our research activity as world-leading or internationally excellent, ranking us fourth in the UK based on the quality and breadth of our research. Our dynamic research culture has led to the discovery of chloroform anaesthesia, the Higgs boson particle, and had produced innovations such as Dolly the sheep ? the first mammal to be genetically cloned from an adult somatic cell.





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