We’ve changed our name
On 8 February 2017, the International Office became Edinburgh Global.
- We have become Edinburgh Global
We have launched the University’s new Global Engagement Plan
This transformation signals a change in direction for the University’s global activities and ambitions.
Our Global Engagement Plan
The Plan sets out the strategic goals for 2017 - 2020 for the University of Edinburgh.
The ambition is to deliver impact for society, where it is most needed. As a truly global university, rooted in Scotland’s capital city, we make a significant contribution to the world.
The plan acts as a map for all staff to contribute to delivery of the University’s global goals, aligning with the strategic plan and Vision 2025 ambition, under these three themes:
You can read Our Global Engagement Plan on our new website.
The plan will be supported through a series of events for staff and students.
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Why did we decide to change our name?
‘The International Office’ reflects our history as purely a service department. Edinburgh Global reinforces our role in leading and supporting the University’s global strategy.
Edinburgh Global reflects our broadening portfolio now that we are located in multiple regions across the world.
Recently we’ve operated under both ‘International Office’ and ‘Edinburgh Global’; we want to communicate our activities under one name for clarity.
The new name will update and refresh our operation in a terminology that makes sense to our global audiences; many universities across the world have made a similar change.