A round-up of some of the University's developments and discoveries during the 2011/12 academic year.
Scientists have provided the first direct biological evidence for a genetic contribution to people’s intelligence.
HRH The Princess Royal has been installed as the Chancellor of the University.
Scientists from leading medical institutes in Edinburgh are joining forces to further research into a range of genetic diseases.
Genetic mutations that cause schizophrenia could be linked to systems in the brain responsible for learning and memory.
The University has received a special award for encouraging relations with China.
A facial cast of mass murderer William Burke taken shortly before his execution is to form part of an exhibition of medical artefacts.
The University is to abandon traditional lectures and tutorials for one week in February.
Peter McColl has been confirmed as the new Rector of the University.
A £13 million investment is being made in a research centre for carbon capture and storage based at the University.
Inspiration comes from the most unlikely of places in this year’s Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Show.
The University is celebrating its long history of African engagement with a landmark conference.
Edinburgh is launching six new courses for online students, which will offer a taste of higher education for free.
This article was published on Jan 30, 2013