The University of Edinburgh has a long and established history as a world-leader in teaching and research. We are renowned for the quality of our graduate programmes, the broad academic profile of our staff and our extensive facilities.
The University was founded in 1583 and is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50 and placed 17th in the 2014/15 QS World University Rankings. Our entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts not only students but also staff from 150 countries, which creates a unique Edinburgh experience. We provide a stimulating working, learning and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities and attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.
As host to more than 32,000 students, the University of Edinburgh continues to attract some of the world’s greatest minds.