College of Science & Engineering

About the College

We are one of three academic Colleges at the University of Edinburgh. With more than 2,700 staff and over 8,000 students, we are also one of the largest science and engineering groupings in the UK.

Introduction to the College

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Explaining what the College of Science and Engineering is, and what it does through its key functions, structures and aims.

Location & map

King's Buildings map
How to find us, including bus services and directions.

Schools and units

Field trip GeoSciences inside a crater
The College of Science and Engineering consists of seven academic schools and one centre of excellence.

College Office

Weir building
The College Office teams provide central administrative and management services for the College of Science and Engineering.

Public & Schools

Public Schools
The College of Science and Engineering carries out a range of public engagement activities that are aimed at a variety of audiences from schools through to community events.

Social Media

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A list of the main social media channels from across the College of Science and Engineering.

Campus developments

Campus Development
The latest developments form part of a plan called the "King's Buildings Planning Framework" which sets out the long term vision for campus redevelopment and was formally approved by the City of Edinburgh Council in February 2009.

Facilities & services

The King's Buildings has study, sport, catering and support services available on campus.

KB100: celebrating science and engineering

KB Aerial photo 1921
On 6th July 1920, King George V laid the foundation stone for the first of the buildings that would form part of The University of Edinburgh's new Science campus, relocated from its former Old College premises.

History of the College

MRC Mammalian Genome Unit, Kings Buildings: 1972-76
In 1919 the area known as West Mains Farm was purchased by the University for the relocation and expansion of its science departments.