Edit Magazine


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Performance goals

Playerdata at HWC
PlayerData, a wearable tech company founded by two young Edinburgh graduates, has showcased its first product to thousands attending the Homeless World Cup in Mexico.

Paddling against plastic

An alumna's solo paddleboard voyage from Land's End to John O'Groats has highlighted the effects of plastic debris on the UK's beaches.

In our view

Photograph of the coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905.
Meet the award-winning photographer and writer couple producing thought-provoking journalistic collaborations.

The festivals in focus

McEwan Hall with banners during the festivals 2018
 The University's involvement with this year's summer festivals in the city is showcased in Edit's 2018 photo gallery.

Curious about the scientific history of Edinburgh?

Photo of smartphone showing the Curious Edinburgh app
A new app offers a fresh approach to exploring the city's landmarks through walking tours that delve into its heritage of science, technology and medicine.

RSGS award for sustainability focused Antarctica expedition

An Edinburgh alumna was recently awarded honorary fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for her work on outdoor learning and sustainability education in Scottish schools, following her return from an all-female voyage to Antarctica.

Planetary Health

Before the storm. Gloomy skies over open fields show the dangerous power of nature.
The planetary health concept describes how humanity's wellbeing is intrinsically linked with that of the global ecosystem, and how threats to the ecosystem also threaten our very existence.

A lifeline for academics at risk

Damage done at the University of Mosul by IS attacks in Iraq
The 17th of July 2017 is a day Professor Abduljabbar Basman will never forget.

City Region Deal to benefit the whole community

July 2017 saw the University sign what could be one of the most significant and transformational events in its 435-year history, the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.

A review of the year: highlights of 2017

Looking back at some of the University's achievements over the past 12 months.

Enlightened Connections

In the summer of 2017 an imaginative BBC Radio 4 series, 'Enlightenment After Dark', developed by the BBC in partnership with the University, saw two prominent Edinburgh alumni work together again, 35 years after their paths first converged as undergraduates.

Influencing others through creativity

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The acclaimed Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, was awarded an honorary degree at the University in August.

HypED students keep up their momentum

HypED's prototype Hyperloop travel pod
An Edinburgh student team’s long-running involvement in one of world’s most prestigious engineering contests culminated in a strong showing at a competition weekend in the US last month.

The festivals: in pictures

A month of festivals captured on camera.

Revolutionising India's renewable gas

Earth showing India from space
The new business venture transforming India’s use of renewable gas while protecting the planet.

Meet Marty the Robot

Marty the Robot
Marty is a new breed of robot – fun, educational and affordable. Here Edit meets its creator.

In technology we trust

Turing Trust
The Turing Trust is transforming classrooms in rural Africa through technology.

Creative creatures in Old College

Michael Barr in Old College
The real-life story of a puma who once lived in the University’s landmark Old College in the 19th century has inspired an artist to reimagine the creature’s presence for modern times.

Bringing comfort to growing girls

Liita Iyaloo
An Edinburgh alumna’s entrepreneurism is helping to transform the lives of young women from low-income households in Africa and beyond.

A foundation for friendship

Cathy Kitchen
Meet the University of Edinburgh student volunteers who are forming lasting friendships while contributing to the community.

Architects to the rescue

Timber Project
Two recent landscape architecture graduates have helped set up a charity that is building life-changing facilities for refugees in Europe.

Building for a life of learning

Children watch time capsule
When the Patrick Geddes Centre for Learning opens in 2017 in a restored historic building, it will honour the pioneering University tutor who established Scotland’s first student residences.

Harmony in research

An alumni-funded choir set up to research the impact of singing on mental health has taken on a life of its own.

Casting light on Deep Time

Deep Time
University experts helped shape the spectacular curtain-raiser to the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival, an exploration of Edinburgh’s history on a geological timescale, projected on the city’s most iconic landmark.

Our unique link with Ireland

Ha'Penny Bridge in Dublin
As the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, receives an honorary degree, Professor Enda Delaney reflects on our special relationship with our neighbours across the water.

Political class

Scottish Parliament
Meet the 21 alumni who, elected to the Scottish Parliament in May 2016, will help shape the future of their country.

Inside the McEwan Hall restoration

McEwan Hall restoration
As the restoration of McEwan Hall continues, we meet postgraduate students who are helping to renovate frescos on its ceilings and walls.

Humanising robots

Robot Kismet
As construction begins on the new home of the Data Technology Institute, its Director, Professor Jon Oberlander, discusses artificial intelligence and the prospects for compassionate robots.

Gifted treasures

Darwin books
Explore a selection of treasures that have been donated to the University over the four centuries since a gift of books in 1580 founded the library.

The North American connection

 Edinburgh alumni and staff in New York during Scotland Week
Joanna Storrar, Executive Director of the North American Office, highlights the University’s activities in the US and Canada, and previews a packed calendar of spring 2016 events.