Research

Research impact

The University of Edinburgh has an outstanding history of discovery, invention and innovation, improving the lives of ordinary people. Here we present a selection of our research work, across a breadth of global priorities.

Edinburgh Impact

The Edinburgh Impact publication highlights the achievements we are making across the essential areas of culture; economy; environment; health and wellbeing; international development; justice; policy; science and technology; and society. 

Edinburgh Impact (1.36 MB PDF)

Case studies

This series of case studies highlights the extensive regional, national and global impact of the University of Edinburgh's current research.

University summary

The University's Old College Quad
The University of Edinburgh has an outstanding history of discovery, invention and innovation.

Arts, humanities and social sciences research

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Summaries and links to case studies of the world-leading research carried out in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Medicine and veterinary medicine research

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Summaries and case studies of the world-leading research carried out in the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine.

Science and engineering research

Prospective research postgraduates
Summaries and case studies of the world-leading research carried out in the College of Science & Engineering.