How we are harnessing data to transform the way we learn, work and live.
Designs on being Europe’s data capital
First breaking ground more than a decade ago, the opening of the new Bayes Centre this autumn completes the transformation of a forlorn car park near McEwan Hall into a modern mix of buildings bursting with creative minds. But, most importantly, it signals the University of Edinburgh’s determination to use world-leading data science in solving society’s greatest challenges.
The future of keeping data safe
A wave of recent high-profile breaches, including the Facebook data scandal, alleged election hacking and cyberattacks targeting NHS patient records, have thrust the complex issue of data security and ethical behaviour to the forefront of public consciousness. The time is right to use this awareness to embrace the conversation and take the opportunity to share expertise.
Closing the digital divide
60% of the world’s population is excluded from the benefits of basic internet access. But innovative technology developed at Edinburgh is set to provide a solution that could revolutionise digital services around the world.
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. The £1.1 billion deal will fund major infrastructure projects in the city, as well as in the Lothians, Fife and the Scottish Borders, with investment coming from the Scottish and Westminster governments and partners in local government and higher education.
History makers: Informatics
The University of Edinburgh defines informatics as “the study of the structure, the behaviour and the interactions of natural and engineered computational systems”. Edinburgh has been at the forefront of that field of study for more than five decades, having set the pace in areas such as computer science and artificial intelligence from the beginning.