Human Resources

Information about the University

The following resources provide an overview of the University including information on strategic priorities, how the University is structured and how decisions are made.

If you are new to the University and looking to meet other new staff and find out more about the University in a friendly and informal setting then come along to the next Welcome Event, too.

Welcome Event 

Our structure

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Peter Mathieson, is responsible for the overall operation of the University:

Principal's Office further information

Hear from the Principal and Vice-Chancellor

The University is structured into 3 Colleges, 20 Schools and 3 Professional Service Groups. 

A to Z of Schools and Departments

Professional Services Departments

University's Organisational Structure

Our Priorities

We deliver impact for society. As a truly global university, rooted in Scotland’s capital city, we make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to the world.

The strategic plan 

How Decisions are Made

The University is governed by University Court and Committees:

Find out more about the Governance Structure

Further information about the University

Information about the University

Facts and figures

The history of the University

Key dates in the year

Staff news

2018 Staff Survey results (EASE login required)

Have Your Say Questions and Answers



The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities:



Student Life and Support

Find out more about what it is like to be a student at the University of Edinburgh:

Student stories

Student life

Student support 


Teaching Matters

Showcases videos, blogs and events on innovation and success in teaching and learning at Edinburgh:

Teaching Matters