A round-up of some of the University's developments and discoveries during the 2013/14 academic year.
The University's Talbot Rice Gallery, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, hosted the work of the late visual artist Nam June Paik (1932-2006).
The first University-wide student communications campaign, designed to enhance the student experience, was launched in September 2013.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth, delivered six lectures as part of the University of Edinburgh Gifford Lectures in November.
The Research Excellence Framework (REF), the mechanism for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, required the University to complete its return in December 2013.
In January new findings by scientists within the University's School of Biological Sciences explained a key part of the process of cell division, which could aid our understanding of cancer.
The University launched its Referendum Blog in February, designed to inform the public debate in the immediate lead up to the referendum on Scottish independence.
A supercomputer capable of more than one million billion calculations a second was launched at the University in March.
In April the University launched the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability.
The University launched a new initiative called the Principal's Go Abroad Fund, open to both undergraduates and postgraduates to assist them to go abroad for a short international experience.
Edinburgh’s Enlightenment Reborn, a special event held in the McEwan Hall in January, honoured Peter Higgs, Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in October 2013.
This article was published on Jan 19, 2015