The University of Edinburgh has a long and proud history as an internationally focused institution.
In an age of globalisation, the University stands out as one of the world’s first organisations to forge truly international ties.
For more than 400 years the University has played host to scientists, philosophers and politicians who have shaped the world we live in.
Graduates of the University of Edinburgh signed the Declaration of Independence, founded Ivy League universities, brought modern medicine to China and post-colonial government to Africa, and wrote some of the world’s most read books. They have been awarded Nobel prizes, won Olympic events, and travelled into space.
Today more international students than ever before come to join Edinburgh's unique learning culture, while University staff work here and around the world, helping tackle problems humanity faces which transcend national boundaries.
In coming years globalisation will continue to bring new opportunities and new challenges for the next generations of graduates and academics.
The University of Edinburgh will continue to attract the best students and researchers from around the world, producing knowledge that is valued and applied by business and government worldwide.
This article was published on Jun 16, 2010