Annual Review 2014/15


Examples of the University's teaching, research, commercialisation and outreach activities.

Advancing diagnosis of dementia

Professor Craig Ritchie (left) with Dr David Dickie, in the Clinical Research Imaging Centre.
Dementia researchers are leading a new European initiative that aims to identify and prevent changes that occur in the brain long before symptoms emerge.

Rewarding student endeavour

Final-year undergraduate Chelsea Martin, with Professor Tina Harrison and Ms Shelagh Green, in the University’s Career Service.
The Edinburgh Award, which recognises students' undertakings beyond the curriculum, has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency.

Transforming ideas into enterprise

Edinburgh graduate and entrepreneur Orfeas Boteas in the offices of Krotos Ltd on the Central Area campus.
The University is helping record numbers of staff and students achieve commercial success with their research and innovation.

Taking the Edinburgh experience to China

Vice-Principal International Professor James Smith with Professor Jeremy Bradshaw in Edinburgh’s Confucius Institute.
Edinburgh has formed an innovative degree partnership with Zhejiang University.

Providing a forum for thought

Edinburgh experts played a crucial role in the run-up to the Scottish independence referendum, and have continued to do so as Britain faces new constitutional choices.

Delivering big data solutions

Vice-Principal High Performance Computing, Professor Richard Kenway, at the ARCHER facility, housed at Edinburgh’s Technopole.
University researchers are part of a UK-wide initiative that seeks to draw meaning from the explosion of digital output and realise its economic potential. 

Informing deaf education policy

A broad and long-running investigation into the educational outcomes of deaf children has influenced government policy.

Safeguarding next-generation banking

Dr Mindy Leow (left) with Professor Jonathan Crook, outside the Bank of England, London.
Business School academics have pioneered a technique that could help banks make better lending decisions.

Reaching out to inspire school pupils

Students and researchers have been taking big questions into classrooms as part of a schools outreach project.