Our former students have been at the forefront of knowledge since the founding of the University in 1583.
Some of our distinguished former students include:
More recent well-known alumni include:
We are associated with fifteen Nobel Prize winners, including:
In 2004, University Honorary Professor Sir Michael Atiyah won the prestigious Abel Prize, Maths' equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
Recent recipients of our alumnus of the year award have included novelist Ian Rankin, Olympic medallists Chris Hoy and Katherine Grainger, and author Alexander McCall Smith.
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This article was published on Oct 2, 2012