Our shared world
How the University is using its influence for the benefit of Edinburgh, Scotland and beyond.
The ties that bind us
As the University launches a unique international collaboration with the Cervantes Institute to bring its Spanish language and cultural offering to Scotland for the first time, the man in the chair, Professor of Contemporary Spanish Literature, Alexis Grohmann, reflects on its impact on Edinburgh and Scotland, language learning's myriad mental and physical wellbeing benefits, and our place in Europe.
A sign of change
University of Edinburgh experts are identifying and breaking down barriers that deaf staff and students often face in their journey through higher education.
Why are we afraid to talk about our ageing workforce?
Working into later life is now a reality for most of us. But a longer working life doesn’t necessarily mean a healthier one. Professor Wendy Loretto wants to improve job quality and options for workers over 50.
Learning from the student of light
Robert Blomfield's photos of post-war Edinburgh capture a city filled with light and life. Now housed at the University, his rich archive provides a snapshot of a changeable time when the old and the new slipped in and out of the shadows.
Reimagining reparations for African enslavement
The impact of the slave trade can still be seen today. Redefining what reparatory justice looks like could be the key to begin repairing what was broken.
Life beyond our planet
Could humans live on the Moon and Mars? Professor of Astrobiology Charles Cockell is, with the help of prisoners, on a mission to answer how we might survive the extreme and confined conditions of space settlement.
Get fit without a gym
University of Edinburgh researchers are combatting physical inactivity across the globe.
Champions of classroom inclusivity
The researchers campaigning for racial and linguistic equality in education.
A playground of Ideas: a new artwork to celebrate the King’s Buildings centenary
The College of Science and Engineering, in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh Art Collection, launched a new artwork by Scottish artist Katie Paterson on the 10 December 2021.
Edinburgh’s sustainability superwomen
The University’s primary aim, set out in its Strategy 2030, is for Edinburgh graduates to make the world a better place. When the UN COP26 conference launched in Glasgow, it quickly became apparent that this global event was also a showcase of our graduates doing just that.
You can't be what you can't see
University experts are helping school pupils see a future in science by critically engaging with the climate crisis through outreach linked to COP26.
A forest for sharing fears and hopes
The University of Edinburgh is working with local community groups to tackle one of the biggest issues of the day.
From these gates of learning
On the centenary of the publication of ‘The University of Edinburgh Roll of Honour’, Professor Jeremy Crang (Professor of Modern British History) takes a closer look at this remarkable document and the University's main war memorial.
Bringing data into the classroom
Children will inherit a world awash with data. Pioneering hands-on-lessons are showing school pupils how data literacy can boost everything from PE to art and give them a head start in the future economy.
Together we stand
How data entrepreneurs are getting business back on its feet and on the path to post-Covid recovery with support from the University.
Community at the heart of culture
Edinburgh students have a unique opportunity to take part in one of the world's largest arts festival each year. Edinburgh's researchers are able to share their research directly with the public.
Putting the brakes on fast fashion’s waste
Weaving data into how people shop for clothes could help reduce the fashion industry’s environmental damage, according to a student-led project.
Ahead of COP26, University experts share their views on the importance of the talks, the complex challenges that lie ahead in the fight to tackle climate change and some encouraging signs of progress.
Wild about welfare
A free education programme, sharing the animal welfare expertise of the University and charity partner Wild Welfare, aims to improve standards at thousands of zoos and wildlife facilities worldwide.
The brain boosters
How a unique intelligence test of 11 year olds taken nearly 90 years ago is proving invaluable in helping researchers find ways to keep our minds sharp today.
Top Tips for Leadership Skills in Nursing
Leadership skills are the focus of International Nurses Day 2021. Hear our current nursing students and staff discussing what makes a good leader.
New centre will offer safety for children exposed to crime
Last year the University began work on an inspiring collaborative project – to improve the experience of child witnesses and their families.
Caring our way through a crisis
A year has passed since the UK first entered a national lockdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Two medical graduates offer an insight into their work and the impact of Covid-19 on their daily roles.
A key role in the community
Meet the Edinburgh social workers who have been playing a vital part in keeping connected with people in need of support.
Why we are fossil free
To solve the climate crisis, every facet of the economy has to do and think differently. How are the University’s investments helping?
From civic foundations
Established in 1583 by the then town council, the University has historic roots in community relations.