A sample of University research being conducted on a global stage.
Many University of Edinburgh academics collaborate internationally with other leading researchers with complementary strengths.
Others further understanding and dialogue across cultures, languages, countries, and geographic boundaries.
Prof Sir Ian Wilmut and his team are well known for producing Dolly the sheep, the first clone of an adult animal, and for their pioneering stem cell research.
Prof Sue Welburn and her team have spent 20 years in Uganda studying how sleeping sickness is spread by the tsetse fly.
Prof Igor Goryanin and his team are working on a major five-year project with the internationally recognised Riken Genomic Research Centre in Japan. They are investigating why breast cancer treatments do not have the same effect for all patients.
Prof Robin Williams and his team are collaborating with researchers in China, Germany, Lithuania and Norway to develop international standards for Information Technology.
Prof Tom Devine is the pre-eminent authority on the history of modern Scotland. His books include the bestseller The Scottish Nation (1999) on which the six-part BBC Two series was based.
Arabic has been taught at the University for over 250 years. The Institute for Middle Eastern culture does world-leading research on Middle Eastern culture, history, philosophy and politics.
This article was published on Jun 22, 2010