Edinburgh Local

Discover our research

Find out about our Edinburgh focused-research, hear about projects our staff are working on and learn about some of the interesting research happening in your city's University.

Research Portal

Explore the pioneering research projects that make us a world-leading centre of excellence, as well as our research activities and events, research outputs and publications.

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Edinburgh Living Lab

We are turning the entire city into a pervasive, interactive learning environment, visible to the world. Through a smartphone or other device, anyone in Edinburgh will be able to learn about the rocks beneath their feet, the buildings and trees around them, the history of every location and the art in every vista, carry out their own investigations and make their own contributions to knowledge.

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Meet our researchers

Research in a Nutshell is an online collection of 1 minute videos introducing Edinburgh University academic staff and their research.

Meet our researchers

Learn online

You can make the most of the research happening at the University of Edinburgh and enrol on one of our online courses taught by researchers here at the University. We also film lots of our lectures so that you can watch them anytime from the comfort of your home.  We even have podcasts. All these resources are free and at your fingertips.

Our research

World-leading research is carried out at the University of Edinburgh, and it has a wide-ranging impact on society, through working with local communities, advising government or influencing international business practices. 

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