Edinburgh Infectious Diseases
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World class research

By a number of measures the University of Edinburgh is one of the leading world universities.

University of Edinburgh ranked 19th in the world for research

In the QS World University Ranking 2016/2017 results just released, the  University of Edinburgh is ranked 5th in the UK, and has now risen to 19th in the world in the for research and teaching. 

QS World University Ranking 2016/17

Over the calendar year to the end of July 2016, Edinburgh Infectious Diseases members have been awarded ~£29M in competitive grants, accounting for more than 10% of the University's income.

University of Edinburgh's research income

Success in recent Research Exercise Framework

In the 2014 Research Exercise Framework, the research power of the University of Edinburgh was ranked fourth out of all universities in the UK, with submissions from over 120 members of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases included.

2014 Research Exercise Framework

Edinburgh was was ranked as top in the UK, with ~ 74% of research rated as 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading' in the submission for Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science that was made jointly with the Roslin Institute, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and Scotland's Rural College.

In the School of Biological Sciences, 91% of research output was rated of international standard, and 56% was classed as 'world-leading' in its originality and significance, ranking Edinburgh 3rd of UK universities. 

School of Biological Sciences

Roslin Institute

Fostering interdisciplinary research

The focus of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is on long-range and strategic issues affecting infectious disease research, promoting high-level collaboration and cohesion between basic, clinical and veterinary scientists, together with leaders in key disciplines such as genomics, genetics, immunology, cell biology and epidemiology. 

There have been major new initiatives in infectious disease across the University and associated Institutes.  Edinburgh now hosts one of the greatest critical masses of infectious disease researchers in the UK, and indeed globally.  

One of our key aims is to build deep and effective collaborations with partners across the globe to bring real solutions to problems in infectiosu diseases that still blight billions of poeple world-wide.