University awarded Fulbright chairs

Top American professors are to be appointed, as Edinburgh receives a major award from the Fulbright Commission.

The award, The Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorship, will see distinguished US academics teaching, giving public lectures, and conducting research at the University from 2011.

Under the scheme the College of Humanities and Social Science will host three academics, for six months each, over a three year period.

The guest professors will be chosen by the Fulbright Commission with input from the University, from all academics working in all subject areas covered by the College.

The College of Humanities and Social Science is delighted to have been selected by the Fulbright Commission. Our hosting of these visiting professorships for academics of this calibre will confirm the University of Edinburgh’s international reputation.

Professor David FergussonVice-Principal and Acting Head of the College of Humanities & Social Science

Most prestigious programme

The Fulbright Programme of international exchange grants is one of the world’s best known and most prestigious awards programmes.

Its Distinguished Chairs Programme - of which the Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorship is a part - is viewed as one of the most prestigious academic appointments made by Fulbright.

The guest professors appointed at the University will be eminent scholars with significant publication and teaching records.

The University of Edinburgh attracts staff and students from all over the world, and our research makes a major contribution to global issues. These visiting scholars will enhance Edinburgh’s considerable international standing.

Professor Stephen HillierVice Principal International