School of Informatics

We are currently searching for our next Head of School - learn more here

We are also recruiting for various academic (lecturer/reader) and research (RAs) positions within the School of Informatics, across our research fields. 

In 2023, the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh celebrates 60 years of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Computer Science research.  Read more about our history and events that will mark the anniversary later in the year.

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Study with us

Join a vibrant student community in a world-class department

Choose from a wide range of single and joint honours degrees 

Check our taught postgraduate opportunities

Learn about our research postgraduate degrees

Informatics is changing the way we think and live, but what exactly is it?

Informatics excellence in research

We are ranked #1 in the UK for research power in Computer Science and Informatics Times Higher Education ranking. Our research environment and all impact case studies received top grades (4*, world leading). Overall, 97% of our REF submission is world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).

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The School of Informatics, located in the heart of Edinburgh, is the largest institution of this kind in the UK and one of the largest in Europe.

Tackling Racial Inequality

The School of Informatics is committed to making our community a place where everyone feels seen, heard and valued.

Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Decolonising the Informatics Curriculum

 

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We provide a fertile environment for a wide range of studies focussed on understanding computation in both artificial and natural systems.

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Watch our videos to find out more about what we do and get to know our researchers and students.

Introduction to the School of Informatics

Researchers' Journey

Contact us, if you are an industry partner who'd like to work with us. Our Business Development Team acts as a “one-stop shop” for industry partners.