Information Services

Times Higher Education  

University of Edinburgh current staff and students now have access to Times Higher Education via a library subscription.

With our institutional subscription, you will be able to read online articles and also page through digital editions of the weekly magazine using the THE website.  

This service provides access to daily news, and weekly editions, and you can also access full text  dating back to January 2013, with an archive of earlier articles which can also be searched.

You also have the option to set up e-mail alerts for news stories, newsletters, and the publication of the weekly edition.

Access is enabled via a personal account which is associated with the University using your official University e-mail address (ending

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Registering as a first time user

You can register for an account to access our institutional subscription.

If you are registering to access the Times Higher Education for the first time please follow these instructions so that your personal THE account is associated with the University's institutional subscription:

  • From the Times Higher Education websiteclick on the user account icon (i.e. the red person icon towards the top right)
  • Register using your University of Edinburgh email address ending
  • Choose a username and password (please note that your username will appear in public facing parts of the site – for example if you choose to leave comments on articles)
  • Click on Join us at the bottom and you will be logged in
  • You will receive a confirmation email

Once you have successfully registered your personal account, just click on Login the next time you use the service.


Access Digital Editions

  • the Digital Editions section allows you to page through the weekly magazine, and download it for offline reading.
  • To access digital editions of Times Higher Education, go to the magazine’s homepage at
  • Click the “Professional” tab, then click “Digital Editions”.
  • Then simply select the issue you want to view.


Discontinuation of THE app from 6 June 2019

Times Higher Education have advised that most readers access their content via the mobile-friendly THE web site, and their expanding range of newsletters.   To reflect this change in reading habits, they will be closing the THE app, with the last issue to be published via the app on 6 June 2019.

For readers who still want to page through the digital version of the  weekly THE magazine, the digital editions section of the THE web site  allows you to do this, and to  download the full weekly magazine for offline reading.  


Still need help?

If you require further information about setting up your access for the library subscription to Times Higher Education then please contact the Library :

Contact us via the IS Helpline