Strategic Plan 2016

What makes us Edinburgh?

Our scale and ambitions for growth, our people, and the city of Edinburgh provide a unique context for the University.

Our scale and ambitions for growth

graph showing rising numbers of students
The University of Edinburgh is a large university in a small country, with an enviable reputation for making a positive impact on the world.

Our people

PhD student affiliation and training
Our students and staff are the heart of the University. They are independent, critical, creative thinkers who develop the character of the University and its influence on the world.

The city

The city of Edinburgh viewed from Calton Hill
The University is embedded in the city of Edinburgh, and the city is as important to us as we are to it.