Read stories from across the University's global activity, projects, partnerships and community work.
Edinburgh Global’s 2023 summer activity
Over 60 Edinburgh students joined worldwide partner institutions to participate in several summer school programmes provided by Edinburgh Global services. The students took part in seminars, activities and networking to develop their intercultural skills and tackle global challenges.
Edinburgh co-hosts International Staff Week
Starting at the University of Edinburgh and proceeding midweek to the University of Amsterdam, 37 delegates from 31 partner institutes were immersed in an interactive learning environment. Participants had the opportunity to explore Edinburgh's unrivalled history and culture, network with like-minded mobility staff worldwide, and, most importantly, exchange best practice models to better support our students on their international mobilities.
Una Europa Student Board member awarded the Sir William Darling Memorial Prize
Third year School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences student, Baby Wang, has been awarded the University's Sir William Darling Memorial Prize 2023 in recognition of her leadership shaping the role that the University of Edinburgh's student body can play in European Higher Education.
Galápagos decarbonisation: sustainable energy transition
Through a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh, Universidad San Francisco de Quito and the British-Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce, the Living Lab for Energy Innovation is working to deliver objectives of the Galápagos Plan 2030. Interdisciplinary teams have been researching the challenges and opportunities in sustainable and inclusive decarbonisation of the islands, the focus of a three-day summit held there in July 2023.
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program: phase one impact report
Our new impact report site summarises learnings and reflections gathered over the seven years of phase one of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.
Student and staff mobility after Erasmus
2023 has brought considerable changes to the landscape of international mobility for students and staff at the University of Edinburgh and across the higher education sector.
Connected learning in crisis settings
The University of Edinburgh is a key partner in the Connected Learning in Crisis Consortium (CLCC) - a collaborative effort of academic institutions and organisations focused on advancing the field of education in crisis settings – conflict, natural disasters, and displacement.
Edinburgh Alum Dajana Dzanovic shares her refugee story
This Refugee Week 2023 we are celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary alongside the theme of Compassion. Read Edinburgh alum Dajana's personal story of overcoming extraordinary barriers.
At-risk academic continues his profession at Edinburgh
This Refugee Week 2023 we are celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary alongside the theme of Compassion. Read Amanullah's story, as he continues his profession in Edinburgh.
At-risk academic shares his story
This Refugee Week 2023 we are celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary alongside the theme of Compassion. Read Edinburgh academic Salim's personal story of huge disruption in his academic career, and finding his way in Scotland.
Escaping Nazi occupied Austria: Hans Gál's story
The University of Edinburgh has long been committed to its role as a University of Sanctuary, working in partnership with the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA) to help protect vulnerable scholars and refugees. Here, we look at the role the University played in supporting renowned Viennese composer, Hans Gál, after fleeing from Nazi occupied Austria.
Una Europa spring round-up
Explore our European alliance’s recent initiatives
Celebrating the Cervantes Institute partnership
The University has created a world first by introducing a Cátedra Cervantes/Cervantes Chair in Edinburgh
Indonesian Dual Degree funding
In early 2023 the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) committed to funding up to 20 postgraduate scholarships each year, for a five year period.
2023 Changemaker awards
Two Edinburgh Global staff have received the 2022-23 Changemaker award. Inga Ackerman and Izi Robe have been recognised for the positive impact they have made within the University through their socially responsible projects, and their commitment to encouraging others to act in a more socially responsible or sustainable way.
Celebrating Europe Day: Past experiences, future opportunities
This Europe Day, we marked the impact of over 35 years of our involvement in the Erasmus+ programme through stories from student and staff participants, as we recognise the ongoing opportunities, activities, and partnerships for which it has been the foundation.
Literatures and Cultures in the Face of War: Edinburgh-KNU Collaboration
A collaboration between Edinburgh and KNU involving guest lectures, joint seminars, sharing online resources and research mobility.
Urban Regeneration: Impacts of War lab
A collaboration between Edinburgh and KNU, exchanging experiences, knowledge and ideas between students and staff from both universities, which looks to limit damage, achieve justice and aid sustainable and inclusive reconstruction.
Pollution sensors help asthmatics’ health
Air pollution is amongst the five highest risk factors for global health. In India, it’s no exception. The ‘Delhi Air Pollution: Health and Effects’ (DAPHNE) project is a collaborative research initiative that is creating innovative solutions for people with asthma.
University of Edinburgh-Africa Commitment
The University of Edinburgh announced a multi-year commitment to support a Principal’s African Partnership Fund during a recent visit to Ghana.
Edinburgh and Una Europa Impact Report
The Una Europa alliance was launched in 2019 with its 3-year pilot project, 1Europe. To highlight the achievements, outputs and measures of success, we have developed an Edinburgh and Una Europa Impact Report covering 2019-2022.
Seed funding collaborations in North America
We have been deepening and strengthening key partnerships in North America, to access funding and build links to research and industry. Combining expertise and resources through partnerships has grown the opportunity for Edinburgh to contribute to solving global challenges more effectively and impactfully.
Support for those affected by the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
The student and staff community at the University of Edinburgh wishes to express our solidarity with all of those affected by the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
Photo competition winners - Extraordinary Edinburgh
The annual student photography competition winners have been announced! The competition was open in Semester 1 under the theme ‘Extraordinary Edinburgh’. Open to international students and students who have had a study or work away experience, the submissions totalled close to 300 photos.
The Jameel Observatory's first year
More than a year has passed since the launch of the Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action, in September 2021.
Sydney Brenner Fellowship
We spoke with Dr Luicer Anne Ingasia Olubayo and Dr David Twesigomwe, recipients of the Sydney Brenner Fellowship.
Julius Nyerere centenary
On Monday 7 November 2022, the University of Edinburgh had the privilege of hosting a series of events paying tribute to the centenary of Julius Kambarage Nyerere’s birth. The first president of the Republic of Tanzania, Nyerere remains one of the University’s most renowned and accomplished alumni, working tirelessly for the independence of Tanzania and against oppressive regimes such as Apartheid.
Global Community team expands
We are delighted to welcome new colleagues Chioma Dibia, Ameena Almeer and Vivian MacDonald to join our Global Community Team. Edinburgh Global continues to evolve through 2022 with the creation of several new roles which aim to support strategic initiatives for our global community of staff, students and visitors.
Edinburgh wins partnership award in China
The University received an award at the 2022 British Business Awards in China earlier this month. Edinburgh was recognised for its partnership with Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) and their work together on the UK-China Low Carbon College.
Edinburgh Earth Initiative web launch
October saw the launch of the Edinburgh Earth Initiative website. The initiative, launched in 2021, aims to accelerate the University of Edinburgh’s response to the climate crisis.