Annual Review 2011/12

News in brief

A round-up of some of the University's developments and discoveries during the 2011/12 academic year.

Genetic associations for intelligence

Scientists have provided the first direct biological evidence for a genetic contribution to people’s intelligence.

Chancellor installed

HRH The Princess Royal has been installed as the Chancellor of the University.

Scientists team up to beat genetic diseases

Scientists from leading medical institutes in Edinburgh are joining forces to further research into a range of genetic diseases.

Schizophrenia linked to memory process

Genetic mutations that cause schizophrenia could be linked to systems in the brain responsible for learning and memory.

University receives Chinese honour

The University has received a special award for encouraging relations with China.

Anatomy museum opens doors to public

A facial cast of mass murderer William Burke taken shortly before his execution is to form part of an exhibition of medical artefacts.

Innovative Learning Week

The University is to abandon traditional lectures and tutorials for one week in February.

New Rector confirmed

Peter McColl has been confirmed as the new Rector of the University.

University leads research hub

£13 million is being invested in carbon capture and storage research that is being coordinated from the University.

Fashion Show poised to inspire

Inspiration comes from the most unlikely of places in this year’s Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Show.

African Studies celebrates milestone

The University is celebrating its long history of African engagement with a landmark conference.

Online courses offer free taster

Edinburgh is launching six new courses for online students, which will offer a taste of higher education for free.