How we are structured
We host 11 academic Schools, the cross-University Centre for Open Learning, the Edinburgh Futures Institute and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.
Our Head of College is Vice-Principal Professor Sarah Prescott. She is responsible for the overall management and strategy of the College and is supported by several Deans and Associate Deans. Professor Prescott joined Edinburgh from University College Dublin (UCD) where she was Principal of the College of Arts and Humanities and Professor of English Literature. She is responsible for the overall management and strategy of the College and is supported by several Deans and Associate Deans.
Other areas within the College
Edinburgh Futures Institute is a major strategic initiative of the University of Edinburgh. It is being developed in recognition that almost all of the biggest challenges facing society are complex and multi-layered, and that insight and innovation can come from bringing together expertise from across different disciplines.
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities is one of the world's premier Institutes for Advanced Study. It supports innovative research and public engagement activities across the arts, humanities and social sciences through a range of interdisciplinary and international projects and programmes.
Our College is supported by the College Office team whose responsibilities include:
- management of estates, finance and human resources services for the College
- support for research and strategic projects
- a number of cross-College or other cross-University programmes, processes and projects
- central admissions and academic administration for undergraduate, visiting and postgraduate students in the College