Annual Review 2017/18


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

Encouraging student talent to shine

Students model their capes outside the Usher Hall.
Performance costume students partnered with one of the world’s largest arts festivals to spotlight their talent on an international stage.

Paving the way for new fertility treatments

Evelyn Telfer
Edinburgh scientists made headlines around the world in 2018 by growing egg cells to maturity outside the human body for the first time.

Honouring excellence in teaching

Teaching Award Winners 2018
Students at Edinburgh have been recognising and rewarding excellent teaching for the past 10 years through the Edinburgh University Students’ Association Teaching Awards.

Turning livestock into a pathway out of poverty

Professor Appolinaire Djikeng in the University’s Conventional Avian Facility
A new centre has received backing to achieve its aim to improve the health and productivity of poultry and cattle in developing countries.

Celebrating the students promoting world peace

ICAN campaigning in New York, USA
The Nobel Prize has celebrated world-changing excellence for more than a century, with many winners having strong links to the University of Edinburgh. In 2017, the Nobel Peace Prize added two more.

Laying the foundations for a digital NHS

Aziz Sheikh
An interdisciplinary team of Edinburgh academics is leading a groundbreaking project to evaluate a government scheme aimed at revolutionising the National Health Service (NHS) in England for the digital age.

Building the school of the future

Newbattle Community High School students
A University partnership is leading the way in putting data to work in the classroom.

Forging connections across the city

Lesley McAra
A new initiative is creating an enthusiastic dialogue and reinforcing the bond between the University and its neighbours.