The University of Edinburgh is one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious universities. We are globally recognised for our research, development and high-quality teaching, attracting some of the world's leading thinkers to work and study here.
Founded in 1583 and located in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, the University of Edinburgh is a research-led University. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework Edinburgh was ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for the quality of its research. The QS World Rankings 2016/17 rated the University of Edinburgh 23rd in the world, 6th in the UK and 8th in Europe.
Edinburgh is a member of the Russell Group, Universitas 21, and the League of European Research Universities (LERU).
The University has around 500 undergraduate degree programmes, more than 300 taught masters courses and 130 research areas covering a wide range of academic disciplines.