The University of Edinburgh is a leading centre of international research excellence.
With over 370 academics, researchers, and research students, we are the largest grouping of GeoScientists in the UK.
We are dedicated to conducting research that seeks to understand the interconnected processes that shape our planet. Through sharing this understanding with others, we help humanity to find a path to a shared sustainable future in a changing world.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) our ‘Earth Systems and Environmental Science’ was ranked first in the UK in terms of the volume of international and world leading research.
The breadth of our research covers both Earth Systems and Environmental Science and Geography and Environmental Studies. Our combined RAE score demonstrated that 66% of the research carried out in the School as a whole was rated within the top two categories: world-leading and internationally excellent.
Our leading international reputation is reflected in annual research awards of over £10 million.
We are organised into three Research Institutes, but also lead or contribute to a wide range of groups, centres and multi-institutional consortia. The School therefore has a very diverse research portfolio
This article was published on Dec 8, 2011