University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh

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  • University Offices:
    Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, UK
  • Telephone:
    +44 (0)131 650 1000
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    +44 (0)131 650 2147
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Sixth oldest University in the era of an English-speaking world and one of the Ireland and Britain’s ancient Universities, the University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583. Located in the heart of Edinburgh city, some of the buildings associated with the university are situated in the historic Old Town.

The university is organized into three colleges- Science and Engineering, Humanities and Social Science and Veterinary Medicine. Home to more than 30,000 students, University includes over 20 academic schools like Business School, School of Law, School of Economics and School of Divinity among others.

Being an internationally-focused University, UoE welcomes students from all walks of life. The majority of the students that enroll belong to the United States and China. Also, the university offers a Go Abroad Fund providing a grant to over 200 students for short-term international programs and experience each year. Also, students are motivated to work or study abroad as a part of their curriculum.

The teaching staff of more than 3,000 faculty members makes sure to blend academic and industrial knowledge to pump out extraordinary individuals. Around 15 Nobel Laureates are affiliated with the UoE including Prize Winners in Chemistry, Peace, Literature and medicine among others. Alumni of the University comprises prominent personalities like Charles Darwin, Thomas Bayes, and David Hume among others. Also, associated alumni include Field Medal Winners, Pulitzer Prize recipients and Supreme Court Justices as well.

Being a reputed civic University, UoE values its economic and intellectual relationship with Scotland and its community that forms its foundation. In a bid to make a social and sustainable contribution to Scottish community, the University promises to impart quality teaching to enrich both students and itself.