School of Informatics

About us

Introductory information on the School of Informatics.


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A brief overview of the school and the key areas we are involved in including research, teaching and commercialisation.

Explore the School of Informatics

Welcome to the School of Informatics Virtual Tour.

History of the School of Informatics

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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 encomapsses various disciplines such as artificial intelligence, cogitive 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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Informatics social media channels and videos.


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The School of Informatics is located in central Edinburgh.

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.