Edinburgh Global

North America

Learn more and connect with staff leading collaborative activity in North America.

Regional brief

Learn more about our North American community, connections and partnerships by reading our regional brief (PDF).

North American Regional Brief


The University has relationships with some of North America’s leading institutions including:

  • University of Toronto
  • McGill University
  • Cornell University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Rice University
  • University of California
  • University of Pennsylvania

We also engage with a wider range of North America partners via our membership of networks:

  • Universitas 21
  • U7+ Alliance
  • Institute of International Education
  • Clinton Global Initiative University Network
  • edX

University Centre 

The Centre of Canadian Studies brings people together from across the University with an interest in Canada. They support, publicise and pursue research projects, academic activites, and run events related to Canada.

Centre of Canadian Studies


We have 22,000 alumni currently residing in North America and a well-established alumni network. 

North America Alumni Community 

Regional Engagement Staff

The University of Edinburgh has a network of staff based in Edinburgh and overseas who support the University's strategic relationships in eight key regions, including North America. Scott McQuarrie, based in Edinburgh, is Regional Director - North America. Visit our 'Regional Engagement Staff' page to view the full team.

 North America regional engagement staff

Scott McQuarrie

Regional Director - North America

  • Global Operations
  • Edinburgh Global

Contact details


  • Based in Edinburgh, Scott is responsible for coordinating and advancing engagement across USA and Canada. He identifies, develops and manages university-level partnerships, connections and opportunities with key institutions and agencies with a particular focus on development of strategic research partnership activity.