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.

History of the School of Informatics

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Historical articles and trivia marking the 20th anniversary of establishing the School of Informatics in its current shape and the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Informatics Forum.

Brief 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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The study of the structure, the behaviour, and the interactions of natural and engineered computational systems.

Mental health and wellbeing

There are plenty of resources within the School and the University providing help and support for both staff and students in Informatics.

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

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We produced more world-leading and internationally excellent research (4* and 3*) than any other university in the UK in the REF 2014 assessment for computer science and informatics.


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Informatics social media channels and videos.


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The School of Informatics is located in central Edinburgh.

Contact us

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Please direct any enquiries to the relevant department. For news updates, visit our social media channels.