Global Academies at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh hosts five Global Academies.
Our five Global Academies are in Agriculture and Food Security, Development, Environment and Society, Health and Justice. The Global Academies focus our world-leading, multi-disciplinary research and education on responding to the most pressing global challenges facing humanity.
They span traditional subject boundaries and work synergistically to:
- generate new interdisciplinary conversations and projects capable of addressing global grand challenges;
- engage students across disciplinary boundaries with a view to building future leadership for global challenges;
- connect research and teaching relating to global challenges across schools and colleges; and
- build partnerships with practitioners, international organisations and governments, with a view to better addressing global challenges.
Edinburgh's Global Academies
The Academies have supported a rich online and blended postgraduate environment, and opened access to almost 2.5 million learners through their 36 MOOCs, reaching 187 countries.