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Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann (University of Edinburgh)

Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann (University of Edinburgh)

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THE WUR Rank (2015/2016): 36
URAP Rank (2014/2015): 47 (-)
CWTS Leiden Rank (2016): 63 (↓1)
QS Rank (2015/2016): 17
ARWU Shanghai Rank (2016): 45
Description:
  • name            = The University of Edinburgh
  • native_name  =Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann
  • established     = 1583
  • type              = public university
  • endowment     = £284 million
  • total income    =  £700.8 million
  • academic_staff= 6195
  • administrative_staff  = 6324
  • principal         = Timothy O'Shea
  • rector            = Peter McColl
  • students         = 32,591 (2013-14)
  • |undergrad      = 21,369
  • |postgrad       = 11,222
  • |doctoral        =
  • city               = Edinburgh
  • country          = Scotland
  • campus          = urban area
  • mascot          =
  • nickname        =
  • affiliations       = Russell Group, Coimbra Group, LERU, Universitas 21, EUA (European University Association), Universities UK, Universities Scotland
  • colours= black and white
  • website          = www.ed.ac.uk

 

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583 is a public research university in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.

It was the fourth university to be established in Scotland and the sixth in the United Kingdom. Edinburgh receives approximately 47,000 applications every year, making it the third most popular university in the UK by volume of applicants. Entrance is intensely competitive, with offer chances of 38.6% for the 2012-13 admissions cycle. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university.

The university has both historical links and current partnerships with academic institutions in the United States and Canada, including members of the Ivy League and U15. It has the third largest endowment of any university in the United Kingdom, after the universities of Cambridge and Oxford.

The university played an important role in leading Edinburgh to its reputation as a chief intellectual centre during the Age of Enlightenment.

Graduates of the university include some of the major figures of modern history, including the naturalist Charles Darwin, physicist James Clerk Maxwell, philosopher David Hume, mathematician Thomas Bayes, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former Deputy President of the British Supreme Court Lord Hope, surgeon and pioneer of sterilisation Joseph Lister, signatories of the American declaration of independence John Witherspoon and Benjamin Rush, inventor Alexander Graham Bell, first president of Tanzania Julius Nyerere, and a host of famous authors such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.M. Barrie and Sir Walter Scott. The university is also associated with 15 Nobel Prize winners, 1 Abel Prize winner, several Turing Award winners, 2 currently sitting British Supreme Court Justices and several Olympic gold medallists.

Brief description: The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583 is a public research university in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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