Key activity in the Europe region

The context of UK/EU engagement has changed as a result of Brexit but the University of Edinburgh remains as committed as ever to European collaboration. 

Insight into our key strategic partners across Europe.

Current opportunities to apply for external funding to support collaboration with international partners.

Flags of different European countries against a blue sky

An alliance of eleven leading European research universities with global reputation and reach. 

Find out about Horizon Europe and the Scottish Education Exchange Programme (SEEP). 

Engagement with the continent

Professor Sir Peter Mathieson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, the University of Edinburgh, stated after EU referendum:

“We will continue to work with partner universities in the EU and around the world, recruit and support talented European staff and students who wish to work or study with us and ultimately deliver greater benefits for Scotland’s economic, intellectual, cultural and social wellbeing.” 

Regional profile

  • Over 7,200 of our staff and students from Europe
  • 12% of our student community are EU nationals
  • 15,000 alums across Europe

Meet our staff who support  the University's key strategic relationships across Europe.