Dynamic creative thinking
How we are working across disciplines to drive innovation and change lives.
At the interface of science and art
Visual art and data have combined to reveal the effects of climate change in the Arctic, and to create a breathtaking exhibition. The clue is in the name of Team Shrub - the School of GeoSciences' student-led tundra researchers: they just love nature. And it's a love that goes beyond work that aims to understand how global change alters plant communities and ecosystem processes.
The Edinburgh Futures Institute is where the University’s world-class interdisciplinary expertise in social and data science, the arts, and humanities meets the external organisations that are tackling society’s most pressing need.
Music to their ears
The Social Programme is a joint initiative from the University and its partners the National Galleries of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland, National Museums Scotland, and Edinburgh Zoo. Its aim is simple – to create a friendly, relaxed and social environment for those affected by dementia.
Curious about the scientific history of Edinburgh?
Did you know that the renowned economist Adam Smith and ground-breaking geologist James Hutton regularly dined with fellow scholars of the Scottish Enlightenment on Niddry Street South? Or that the building that now houses the University’s sports facilities at The Pleasance was once a brewery? These are some of the many fascinating facts found at the touch of a screen on the Curious Edinburgh walking tour app.
The language of music
The refugee crisis has shocked the world. The media has been flooded with images of waves of humanity being driven from their homes and crossing treacherous seas in the hope of finding some relief from the torments of war. A graduate tells her story about bringing music workshops to children in Greece’s refugee camps.
When Philosophy meets Art
Named after renowned minimalist artist Donald Judd and Enlightenment philosopher David Hume – one of Edinburgh’s most celebrated graduates – the Advanced Visual Studies Judd-Hume Prize will seek to promote pre-eminent international scholarship and discussion.