Explaining what the College of Science and Engineering is, and what it does through its key functions, structures and aims.
We deliver impact for society.
As part of a truly global university, rooted in Scotland’s capital city, we make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to the world.
We discover, develop and share knowledge.
As a centre of academic excellence we aim to:
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We currently have:
The University of Edinburgh is comprised of 21 academic schools, each school belongs to one of three colleges:
There is also an administrative office within each College which carries out specific centralised functions on behalf of their schools (see College Office).
We also have a centre of excellence in EPCC specialising in Supercomputing.
The seven College of Science and Engineering schools are:
We also have a centre of excellence:
As a major, comprehensive university we conduct research of the highest standard across a broad spectrum of disciplines.
Our discipline-specific research is impressive but we also focus on challenging our researchers to explore the space between traditional disciplines, creating transformational discoveries that enrich society.
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.
In the Research Excellence Framework assessment in 2014, as a University, we were fourth in the UK by research power and in the top five in most individual subjects.
Of our seven submissions from College of Science & Engineering schools, 3 were ranked top in the UK and all 7 were in the top 5 in their discipline in the Times Higher Power rankings, and over 95% of our staff were submitted.
The College Office is the central administrative function at CSE and carries out the following tasks:
Science has been taught at Edinburgh since the sixteenth century, when it was known as 'natural philosophy'. The seventeenth century saw the institution of the University Chairs of Mathematics and Botany, followed the next century by Chairs of Natural History, Astronomy, Chemistry and Agriculture. During the eighteenth century, the University was a key contributor to the Scottish Enlightenment and it educated many of the leading scientists of the time.
Many famous and important alumni have studied here including Charles Darwin.
The College is located across two sites within Edinburgh at King's Buildings and the Central Campus