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Statement on Ukraine

Read the University’s latest response and how we are supporting people within our community and beyond: Our response

Covid-19 updates for staff & students

See the latest information and advice for students, staff and prospective students: Covid-19 updates 

Edinburgh Impact

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Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are challenging how we think about thinking. Dr Mark Sprevak is part of a team encouraging others to re-examine mental mechanisms through the lens of a concept of ‘distributed cognition’.  #EdinburghImpact

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Researchers are developing bio-economic models to help governments and companies understand the cost-effectiveness of measures to reduce the environmental impact of beef production.#EdinburghImpact

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Captivating art that invites audiences to re-evaluate how we engage with the world around us are at the heart of a University exhibition.

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We are a truly global University, making a contribution to the world, through global partnership, community and exchange.

Regional engagement

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We're committed to contributing to the city of Edinburgh through research, teaching, facilities and events.

City Region Deal

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Research and teaching

We're ranked 4th in the UK for research power, and have the highest rating possible for our student learning experience*.


Doctoral College

Teaching Matters

Libraries and collections

*Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions; Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education Scotland.