Annual Review 2013/14

News in brief

A round-up of some of the University's developments and discoveries during the 2013/14 academic year

Festival city: festival university

As the spotlight falls on Edinburgh this August, we are again at the heart of one of the world’s biggest cultural gatherings.

On the same page as students

The first University-wide student communications campaign designed to enhance the student experience has been launched.

REF ranking reaffirms Edinburgh's place as global leader

Edinburgh’s position as one of Britain’s leading research universities has been reaffirmed by the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Collaborative research offers cancer insight

New findings on how the cells in our bodies are able to renew themselves could aid our understanding of cancer.

Informing the Scottish Referendum debate

The University has launched its Referendum Blog to inform public debate leading up to the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence.

New generation supercomputer unveiled

A supercomputer capable of more than one million billion calculations a second has been launched at the University.

A first for sustainability

The University has officially launched the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability.

Funding for a fuller student experience

The Principal’s Go Abroad Fund is currently seeking applications from students eager to go abroad this summer.

Enlightenment reborn

Nobel laureates Professors Peter Higgs and Francois Englert have received honorary degrees at an event at the University.