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.

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.

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.