Facts and figures

Some of the numbers and statistics relating to Corporate Services Group.

University facts and figures 2008

University facts and figures, including student numbers, famous faces, research profiles and more.

Corporate Services facts and figures

  • Corporate Services Group (CSG) is one of three Support Groups that support the three Colleges (consisting of 21 Schools) to deliver the University's activities
  • CSG is organised in to 10 business units (four commercial and six core operations)
  • CSG employs over 1,500 staff (based on FTE) which represents nearly 20% of the University staff of 7,400
  • CSG's turnover is almost £75m representing 16% of the University's turnover of £477m (2006-2007)

Accommodation Services

The University offers nearly 6,000 rooms based over 30 sites across the city.

All new single undergraduates living outside Edinburgh are guaranteed a room.

In 2007-2008 we accommodated more than 4,000 new undergraduates and around 1,000 new postgraduates.

Research and commercialisation

In 2006-2007, through our technology transfer office, Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI), we have:

  • received 120 technology disclosures
  • filed 77 patents
  • negotiated 66 new licensing deals
  • supported the creation of 16 new companies and businesses
  • earned £3.5 million from consultancy contracts

The University is committed to supporting the formation of companies (spin-outs and start-ups).

Over the past five years, we have supported the creation of 62 new companies and businesses - attracting £19.3 million in investment funding and generating 226 new jobs.

Fifty-eight (95%) of these early stage companies are still trading.

The University is currently developing two science and technology parks: Edinburgh Technopole, housing 23 companies, and Edinburgh BioQuarter, which will result in 6,500 jobs.


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