Edinburgh is one of the world’s leading research universities.
Our standing was reaffirmed by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) - which assesses the research quality of higher education institutions.
Edinburgh was ranked in the top five in the UK and top in Scotland by the volume of four star, ‘world-leading’ research.
Our submission was among the largest and most comprehensive in the UK.
A total of 1,684 individual academics - more than 90 per cent of the institution’s academic staff - saw their research assessed across 39 subject areas.
Of these subject areas 27 were ranked in the UK top five.
All our students benefit from the strong research environment that informs our academic programmes.
As a student with us you will work with some of the most influential academics in your chosen field and learn about the very latest developments in your subject.
We have an international reputation for innovative research across a wide range of disciplines.
Some of our current research activities include stem cells and regenerative therapies, renewable energy and wave and tidal-stream power, and intellectual property and technology law.
In 2009 the University attracted record levels of investment for its pioneering research work.
The total value of research awards was £249 million, including awards from government, the EU, research councils, charities and industry.
This article was published on Oct 1, 2010