Annual Review 2012/13

News in brief

A round-up of some of the University's developments and discoveries during the 2012/13 academic year.

Pelé receives honorary degree

Pelé, considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time, has received an honorary University degree.

Academy of Government to open doors

A new University venture is set to train the next generation of leaders in public service.

Launch.ed commended for enterprise

The team behind the University of Edinburgh's LAUNCH.ed programme for student entrepreneurs has received national recognition for its role in transforming the enterprise curriculum at the University.

Astronaut revisits experience of space

A former astronaut is to relive his experiences of space travel, at an event at the University.

Circus novel runs away with award

A best of the best award for Britain’s oldest literary prize has been won by Angela Carter for Nights at the Circus.

Our Changing World celebrates success

Our Changing World, the innovative University of Edinburgh series that brings together today's brightest and biggest thinkers to tackle some of the world's most pressing questions, has celebrated the completion of its third year with nearly 10,000 audience members and over half a million lecture downloads.

Epilepsy centre given Royal approval

Children with epilepsy will benefit from a new research centre at the University aimed at early diagnosis and treatment.

Facility aims to improve chicken welfare

Poultry health and welfare, a key factor in a multi-billion pound food industry, will be boosted with the building of a new research centre.

Dig uncovers nobleman's grave

The remains of a medieval nobleman are among dozens of discoveries made in an archaeological dig at the University.

University awarded for equality

The University has again been formally recognised for its commitment to equality and diversity.

Mass audience with Higgs

A recording of a sell-out event with Professor Peter Higgs is now available to watch online.

Summer school proves a success

Fifty-five young people have completed a summer school at the University of Edinburgh which introduces university life to pupils from widening participation backgrounds.