Our 22 schools fall into three colleges: Humanities and Social Science, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and Science and Engineering.
Our global reputation for teaching and research helps us to attract the international research community’s sharpest minds. This, in turn, means world-class teaching for our students.
As the University’s largest College, we host more than 16,750 students, 1,300 members of staff and more than 200 undergraduate programmes across a broad range of academic areas from our 11 academic Schools.
This diversity creates a vibrant atmosphere in which students from around the world can develop new skills, deepen their knowledge and network with like-minded individuals in preparation for whatever professional challenges lie ahead.
Edinburgh is one of the UK’s most historic and prestigious centres for medical and veterinary medical teaching and research.
It is also one of the most dynamic and progressive, hosting state-of-the-art facilities across the College.
Established in 1726, the Medical School was the pre-eminent medical centre of the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies has been at the forefront of veterinary education since William Dick founded it in 1823.
It is regarded as one of the world’s most innovative and influential centres for student education and clinical care.
Today, the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine continues to uphold the reputations of both these institutions as internationally renowned, research-led centres of excellence that produce world-class graduates.
From the telephone to the television, the bicycle to the steam engine, Scotland has always been at the forefront of science and engineering innovation.
The College of Science and Engineering is proud to stand on the shoulders of the great thinkers behind these technological achievements, and continues to inspire and produce the next generation of innovators.
We are one of the country’s largest science and engineering institutes, with more than 1,600 staff and 6,500 students, and we represent the world’s finest talents.
Current projects include nanotechnology, intelligent robotics and exploring ways to harness renewable energy in response to international concern about climate change.
This article was published on Jul 25, 2012