Annual Review 2016/17


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

Revitalising a symbol of civic pride

The University's magnificent McEwan Hall has been restored to its former glory.

Nurturing cultural relations across institutions

JP Singh and Faith Liddell for the Annual Review 2016-17
A new institute at the University is bringing together experts and enhancing cultural connections.

Tapping into a greener goldmine

Jason Love Annual Review 2016-17
Chemists at the University are finding more efficient and environmentally friendly methods of gold extraction.

Placing Edinburgh art on the international stage

Rachel Maclean at the Venice Biennale
With the support of the University, artistic talent is finding a platform in the contemporary art world.

Stimulating success through cross-border research

ERC academics in Playfair Library Annual Review 2016-17
A mood of optimism prevails among Edinburgh’s early-career academics despite Brexit uncertainties.

Backing a life-changing investment for the whole community

On 20 July 2017, the University was one of several signatories to what could be one of the most significant events in its 434-year history. 

Cracking the code to supporting technology in African schools

James Turing standing in front of a high stack of used PC hardware
A charity set up by an Edinburgh student is bringing life-changing technology to classrooms in Africa.

Racing to develop the next mode of transport

The University of Edinburgh student team with their hyperloop pod
How team spirit is driving students towards turning a visionary travel concept into a reality.