Edinburgh's links to the USA

The University’s links with the USA stretch back over 400 years.

Some of the USA’s oldest universities and colleges have their roots at Edinburgh, too. The first President of Princeton, founder and first President of the College of William and Mary, and founders of New York’s first medical school, King’s College, were all graduates of the University of Edinburgh.

We also maintain strong relationships with a number of leading US colleges and universities today.

Our student exchange partners include:

Student exchange partners

We have links with 28 partner universities in the USA. Our student exchange partners include:

  • CalTech
  • University of Chicago
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Virginia

Study abroad partners

Study abroad students come to us each year from many top US colleges and universities including:

  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth University
  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • Middlebury College
  • Northwestern University
  • Princeton University
  • Smith College
  • Stanford University
  • Wellesley College

All of these institutions recognise the quality of the academic experience offered by the University of Edinburgh.

Research partners

The Edinburgh-Stanford Link, a £6 million research, training and commercialisation project specialising in speech and language technology, brings together two of the world’s leading computer science departments.

The project is just one example of the University’s research collaborations with US institutions.

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