School of Informatics

About us

Introductory information on the School of Informatics.


A brief overview of the school and the key areas we are involved in including research, teaching and commercialisation.

What is Informatics?

The study of the structure, the behaviour, and the interactions of natural and engineered computational systems.

Research excellence

The School of Informatics has produced more world-leading and internationally excellent research (4* and 3*) than any other university in the UK in the REF 2014 assessment for computer science and informatics.

Athena SWAN Award

In September 2013 the School of Informatics won its first Athena SWAN Silver Award.


Informatics social media channels and videos.


The School of Informatics is located on Crichton Street, part of the central area of the University in the City of Edinburgh.


The School of Informatics employs staff for a number of different roles including teaching, research and administration.

MOOCs at the School of Informatics

Information on our MOOCs. A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is aimed at mass participation and open access via the web.

Booking a room

Information for staff on the room booking procedure.

Contact us

Please direct any enquiries to the relevant department.