School of Informatics

About us

Introductory information on the School of Informatics.

Welcome to the School of Informatics!

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A world-leader in computer science and AI research and teaching, ranked in the top 30 universities in the world in THES and QS rankings by subject.

Explore the School of Informatics

Have a virtual sneak peek into our buildings (Appleton Tower and Informatics Forum) and their colourful history.

History of the School of Informatics

The School over the years
In 1998, the School of Informatics was created through the merger of the Department of Artificial Intelligence, Centre for Cognitive Science, Department of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute, and Human Communication Research Centre.

What is Informatics?

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We are called the School of Informatics because our research goes beyond computer science and encompasses various disciplines such as artificial intelligence, cognitive science and computer science.

Work with us

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Join us and we will help you to make the most of the opportunities we offer.

Research excellence

100% of our impact case studies are world-leading in the REF 2021 assessment for computer science and informatics.  We also received 100% top grades for our environment statement.


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The School of Informatics is based in the heart of Edinburgh, in a close vicinity to George Square and Bristo Square.

Contact the School of Informatics

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This page lists relevant contact details for the School of Informatics. Please direct your query to the appropriate department.