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University of Edinburgh

Latin: Universitas Academica Edinburgensis

Established 1582
Type Public
Endowment £201 million[1]
Rector Mark Ballard
Chancellor HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Vice-Chancellor Professor Timothy O'Shea
Principal Professor Timothy O'Shea
Staff 7,700[2]
Students 23,715 [3]
Undergraduates 17,135 [3]
Postgraduates 6,585 [3]
Location Edinburgh, Scotland, UK ( 55°56′50.6″N, 3°11′13.9″W)
Address Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
Campus Urban
Affiliations Russell Group
Coimbra Group
LERU, Universitas 21
Website http://www.ed.ac.uk

The University of Edinburgh (Scottish Gaelic: Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann), founded in 1582,[4] is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was the sixth university to be established in the British Isles, making it one of the ancient universities of Scotland. The university is also amongst the largest in the United Kingdom.[5][6][7][8] Image File history File links Edinburgh_university_crest. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Gregorian Calendar switch: Year 1582 involved conversion to the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... “GBP” redirects here. ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings, but all of them indicate someone who is in charge of something. ... Mark Ballard Mark Ballard, born June 27, 1971 is a Member of the Scottish Parliament for Lothians region, representing the Scottish Green Party and rector of the University of Edinburgh. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Sleeping Beauty character (actually spelled Phillip), see Sleeping Beauty (1959 film). ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... Professor Timothy OShea is the current Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The University of Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom. ... The Principal is the chief executive and the chief academic officer of a University in Scotland and at certains institutions in Canada and other parts of the Commonwealth. ... Professor Timothy OShea is the current Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The University of Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... , Edinburgh (() pronounced ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is the capital of Scotland and its second largest city. ... 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According to its mission statement, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) is a group of European research-intensive universities committed to the values of high quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research. ... Universitas 21 is an international network of research-intensive universities, established as an international reference point and resource for strategic thinking on issues of global significance. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... // Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... , Edinburgh (() pronounced ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is the capital of Scotland and its second largest city. ... 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History

Main article: History of Edinburgh University

The founding of the University is attributed to Bishop Robert Reid of St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney, who left the funds on his death in 1558 that ultimately provided the University's endowment. The University was established by a Royal Charter granted by James VI in 1582, becoming the fourth Scottish university at a time when more populous neighbour England had only two. The history of Edinburgh University begins in 1558 with an endowment by Bishop Robert Reid of St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, who left the funds on his death. ... Robert Reid (d. ... St. ... Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands, off the coast of northern mainland Scotland. ... Location Geography Area Ranked 16th  - Total 990 km²  - % Water  ? Admin HQ Kirkwall ISO 3166-2 GB-ORK ONS code 00RA Demographics Population Ranked 32nd  - Total (2005) 19,590  - Density 20 / km² Politics Orkney Islands Council http://www. ... A Royal Charter is a charter given by a monarch to legitimize an incorporated body, such as a city, company, university or such. ... James VI and I King of England, Scotland and Ireland James VI of Scotland and I of England (Charles James) (19 June 1566–27 March 1625) was a King who ruled over England, Scotland and Ireland, and was the first Sovereign to reign in the three realms simultaneously. ... Gregorian Calendar switch: Year 1582 involved conversion to the Gregorian calendar. ... List of universities in Scotland is a list of universities in Scotland. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total...


By the 18th century Edinburgh was a leading centre of the European Enlightenment (see Scottish Enlightenment) and became one of the continent's principal universities. The Age of Enlightenment (French: ; German: ) was an eighteenth-century movement in European and American philosophy, or the longer period including the Age of Reason. ... The Scottish Enlightenment was a period of intellectual ferment in Scotland, running from approximately 1740 to 1800. ...


Students at the university are represented by Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA), which consists of the Students' Representative Council (SRC), founded in 1884 by Robert Fitzroy Bell, and Edinburgh University Union (EUU) which was founded in 1889. Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) provides services, representation and welfare support to matriculated students of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Students Representative Councils (SRC) were established by the Universities (Scotland) Act 1896 and are present at the five ancient universities of St Andrews, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as Dundee University. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Robert Bell is the name of more than one person: Sir Robert Bell (d. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


In 2002 the University was re-organised from its 9 faculties into three ‘Colleges’, and now comprises the Colleges of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Science and Engineering (CSE), and Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (MVM). Within these Colleges are 21 ‘Schools’, which are of roughly equal sizes, generally significantly larger than the more-numerous departments they replaced. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... A faculty is a division within a university. ...


Academic reputation

The University's Robert Adam-designed Old College building, home of its Law School
The east façade of the Old College, before the dome was added in 1887
The east façade of the Old College, before the dome was added in 1887

The 2006 Times Higher Education Supplement [THES] World University Rankings ranked the University of Edinburgh as follows:[9] Download high resolution version (533x800, 191 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (533x800, 191 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Robert Adam Robert Adam (3 July 1728 - 3 March 1792) was a Scottish architect, interior designer and furniture designer, born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. ... The east facade of the University of Edinburgh facing onto South Bridge / Nicholson Street, as built in 1827. ... The University of Edinburgh School of Law, founded 1707, is a school within the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, dedicated to research and teaching in law. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1202x860, 172 KB) Summary The east facade of the w:Old College, University of Edinburgh facing onto South Bridge / Nicholson Street, as built in 1827 to a plan by w:Robert Adam by w:William Henry Playfair, architect. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1202x860, 172 KB) Summary The east facade of the w:Old College, University of Edinburgh facing onto South Bridge / Nicholson Street, as built in 1827 to a plan by w:Robert Adam by w:William Henry Playfair, architect. ... The Times Higher Education Supplement, known as The Times Higher for short, is a newspaper based in London, United Kingdom, that reports specifically on issues related to education. ...

  • 6th in the UK
  • 8th in Europe overall
  • joint 33rd in the world overall (with University of Hong Kong)
  • 13th in the world for arts and humanities
  • 14th in the world for biomedicine
  • 32nd in the world for science

The Academic Ranking of World Universities 2006 [ARWU] ranked the University of Edinburgh as follows:[10] The University of Hong Kong (HKU ; Chinese: 香港大學; Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 daai6 hok6; Mandarin Pinyin: ), is the oldest and most prestigious tertiary institution in Hong Kong. ... // One of the well known rankings, THES - QS publishes an annual report about world rankings. ...

  • 6th in the UK
  • 11th in Europe
  • 52nd in the world

The Guardian University Guide 2008 ranked the University of Edinburgh as follows:[11] The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ...

  • 7th in the UK overall
  • 1st in the UK for computer science
  • 1st in the UK for physics
  • 2nd in the UK for medicine
  • 2nd in the UK for veterinary science

The Times Good University Guide 2007 has ranked the University of Edinburgh as the eleventh best university in the UK. In 2005, the University was the Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year.


In 2006 Newsweek ranked the University of Edinburgh 6th in the UK, 11th in Europe and 47th in the world.[12] The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...


Endowment

The university has the third largest financial endowment among UK universities at £201m and the third largest endowment per student, according to the Sutton Trust (2002). The university has an annual turnover of more than £400m A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ...


Affiliations

The University of Edinburgh is a member of the Russell Group of large, research-led British universities. It is also the only Scottish university (and the only British university apart from Oxford and Cambridge) to be a member of both the Coimbra Group and the LERU: two associations of leading European universities. The University is a member of Universitas 21, an international association of research-driven universities. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ... Founded in 1985 and formally constituted by Charter in 1987, the Coimbra Group is a network of European universities which gathers 39 of the older universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Salamanca, Bristol, Leuven/Louvain, Montpellier, Uppsala, Göttingen, Heidelberg, Jagiellonian, Dublin, Bologna, Siena, Leiden, Coimbra, Barcelona and Granada. ... According to its mission statement, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) is a group of European research-intensive universities committed to the values of high quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research. ... Universitas 21 is an international network of research-intensive universities, established as an international reference point and resource for strategic thinking on issues of global significance. ...


Colleges and Schools

The coat of arms of the University of Edinburgh, displayed on St Leonard's Land
The coat of arms of the University of Edinburgh, displayed on St Leonard's Land

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College of Humanities and Social Science

New College, Edinburgh was founded in 1846 as a college of the Free Church of Scotland, later of the United Free Church of Scotland, and currently the School of Divinity of the University of Edinburgh and a Divinity college of the Church of Scotland. ... The University of Edinburgh School of Law, founded 1707, is a school within the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, dedicated to research and teaching in law. ... The University of Edinburgh School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures is a school within the College of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Edinburgh. ... The University of Edinburgh Management School The University of Edinburgh Management School (UEMS) is the business school of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. ... The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Edinburgh, Scotland. ...

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, commonly referred to as the Dick Vet, is the veterinary school of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. ...

College of Science and Engineering

  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of GeoSciences
  • School of Engineering and Electronics
  • School of Informatics
  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Physics

The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... The School of Informatics is an academic unit of the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland, responsible for research, teaching, outreach and commercialisation in Informatics. ...

Miscellaneous

Queen's University, a Canadian university founded in 1841, was modelled after the University of Edinburgh, and continues to display strong Scottish roots and traditions today. Queens University, generally referred to simply as Queens, is a coeducational, non-sectarian, public university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. ...


McGill University, another Canadian university, founded in 1821, has strong Edinburgh roots and links to the University of Edinburgh as McGill's first (and, for several years, its only) faculty, Medicine, was founded by four physicians/surgeons who had trained in Edinburgh. McGill University is a publicly funded, co-educational research university located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


The University of Pennsylvania, an American Ivy League university, has long-standing historical links with the University of Edinburgh, including modelling UPenn's School of Medicine after Edinburgh's. This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... For the record label, see Ivy League Records. ...


Location

Edinburgh is considered by some as one of the greenest and most architecturally beautiful cities in Europe often referred to as the "Athens of the North". The University plays an integral role in the city, contributing to its vibrant atmosphere. World map showing the location of Europe. ...


With the expansion in topics of study the university has expanded its campuses such that it now has seven main sites:

  • The Central Area including George Square, the Informatics Forum, Old College, and surrounding streets in Edinburgh's Southside, is the oldest region, occupied primarily by the college of humanities and social science, and the schools of informatics and law, as well as the main university library. The Appleton Tower is also used for teaching first year undergraduates in science and engineering. Nearby are the main EUSA buildings of Potterrow, Teviot Row House and the Pleasance Societies Centre. Old residents of George Square include Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A number of these buildings are used to host events during the Edinburgh International Festival every summer.
  • The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at Summerhall, at the East end of The Meadows. This houses Veterinary Medicine.
  • Moray House School of Education just off the Royal Mile, used to be the Moray House Institute for Education until this merged with the University in August 1998. The University has since extended Moray House's Holyrood site to include a redeveloped and extended major building housing Sports Science, Physical Education and Leisure Management facilities adjacent to its own Sports Institute in the Pleasance.
  • Pollock Halls, adjoining Holyrood Park to the east, provides accommodation (mainly half board) for a minority of students in their first year. The majority is provided by Self-catered flats. Two of the older houses in Pollock Halls were demolished in 2002 and a new building has been built in their place, leaving a total of ten buildings. Most other students in the city live in private flats in the Marchmont, Newington, Bruntsfield, New Town and Leith areas, although some university-owned flats are also available there.
  • New College, on the Mound, which houses the School of Divinity parts of which are also used by the Church of Scotland.
  • The King's Buildings, further south, houses most of the Science and Engineering schools including a Biology School that is a world leader in genetics. The Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) and British Geological Survey (BGS) also have a presence on campus.
  • The Chancellor's Building was opened on 12th August 2002 by The Duke of Edinburgh and houses the new £40 million Medical School at the New Royal Infirmary in Little France. It was a joint project between private finance, the local authorities and the University to create a large modern hospital, veterinary clinic and research institute and thus the University is currently (2003) in the process of moving its Veterinary and Medical Faculties there (and quite possibly also the School of Nursing). It has two large lecture theatres and a medical library. It is connected to the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by a series of corridors.

The Informatics Forum is a major new building on the Central Area campus of the University of Edinburgh. ... Appleton Tower under renovation, 2006; seen looming over the rather more sensitive courtyard of the David Hume Tower Appleton Tower is a tower block in Edinburgh, Scotland, owned by the University of Edinburgh. ... The Pleasance Courtyard during the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Pleasance is a street in Edinburgh, Scotland, which is the location for one of the largest and most popular venue at the Edinburgh Fringe, hosting mainly comedy shows. ... Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish born author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and the adventures of Professor Challenger. ... The Edinburgh International Festival is a festival of performing arts that takes place in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland over three weeks from around the middle of August. ... The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, commonly referred to as the Dick Vet, is the veterinary school of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. ... The Moray House School of Education (Moray House) is a teacher training institution in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Much of the Royal Mile is cobbled, as seen in this view looking east down the High Street past the old Tron Kirk. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Pollock Halls of Residence are the main halls of residence for the University of Edinburgh, located at the foot of Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. They are located on the edge of Holyrood Park, 1¼ miles (2 km) southeast of the centre of Edinburgh. ... Holyrood Park is a royal park in central Edinburgh, Scotland. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Typical Marchmont tenement Marchmont is a mainly residential area of Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Newington is a part of Edinburgh about 15 to 20 minutes walk to the city centre, the Royal Mile and Princes Street. ... Bruntsfield is an area of Edinburgh, Scotland. ... The Edinburgh New Town is a neo-classical masterpiece. ... Formerly a municipal burgh,[1] Leith is a town at the mouth of the Water of Leith and is the port of Edinburgh, Scotland. ... New College, Edinburgh was founded in 1846 as a college of the Free Church of Scotland, later of the United Free Church of Scotland, and currently the School of Divinity of the University of Edinburgh and a Divinity college of the Church of Scotland. ... The Church of Scotland (CofS; Scottish Gaelic: ), known informally by its pre-Union Scots name, The Kirk, is the national church of Scotland. ... The Kings Buildings are the southernmost campus of the University of Edinburgh, and contains most of the Science and Engineering schools, excepting only part of the School of Informatics, which is at the central George Square campus. ... DNA, the molecular basis for inheritance. ... Media:Example. ... The British Geological Survey is a publicly-funded body which aims to advance geoscientific knowledge of the United Kingdom landmass and its continental shelf by means of systematic surveying, monitoring and research. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... HRH The Duke of Edinburgh His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Philip Mountbatten), styled HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (born June 10, 1921), is the consort of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, also known as the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is the oldest voluntary hospital in Scotland. ...

Alumni and faculty

David Hume Statue
David Hume Statue

There have been many notable alumni and faculty of the university, including Steven Drummond, Adam Smith, Gordon Brown, Alexander Graham Bell, Robin Cook, Charles Darwin, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, David Hume, James Clerk Maxwell, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Michael Atiyah and Ian Wilmut. Lord John Russell also matriculated there but did not graduate. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (570x760, 65 KB) Statue of David Hume at Edinburgh. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (570x760, 65 KB) Statue of David Hume at Edinburgh. ... David Hume (April 26, 1711 – August 25, 1776)[2] was a Scottish philosopher, economist, and historian. ... Alumni of the University of Edinburgh is a list of notable graduates and former faculty of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. ... Adam Smith FRSE (baptised June 5, 1723 O.S. / June 16 N.S. – July 17, 1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneering political economist. ... For the sportsmen, see Gordon Brown (disambiguation). ... Alexander Graham Bell (3 March 1847 – 2 August 1922) was a Scottish scientist, inventor, and innovator. ... Robert Finlayson Cook (28 February 1946 – 6 August 2005) was a politician in the British Labour Party. ... For other people of the same surname, and places and things named after Charles Darwin, see Darwin. ... Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish born author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and the adventures of Professor Challenger. ... David Hume (April 26, 1711 – August 25, 1776)[2] was a Scottish philosopher, economist, and historian. ... James Clerk Maxwell (13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879) was a Scottish mathematician and theoretical physicist. ... Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (November 13, 1850–December 3, 1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature. ... Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, OM, FRS (born 22 April 1929) is a mathematician who was born in London. ... Ian Wilmut (born July 7, 1944) is an English embryologist and currently leading the Research Institute for Medical Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh. ... John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (August 18, 1792 - May 28, 1878), known as Lord John Russell before 1861, was a Whig politician who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century. ...


At graduation ceremonies, the Vice-Chancellor caps graduates with the Geneva Bonnet, a hat which legend says was originally made from cloth taken from the breeches of John Knox or George Buchanan. The hat was last restored in 2000, when a note from 1849 was discovered in the fabric.[13][14] In 2006, a University emblem taken into space by Piers Sellers was incorporated into the Geneva Bonnet.[15] For other persons named John Knox, see John Knox (disambiguation). ... George Buchanan. ... Piers John Sellers (born 11 April 1955) is a British born US astronaut and veteran of a single space shuttle mission. ...


Student organizations

Media

Newspapers:

Current Student front page example (March 14, 2006). ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stÅ­dÄ“rÄ•, meaning to direct ones zeal at; hence a student is one who directs zeal at a subject. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (November 13, 1850–December 3, 1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature. ... Charles Mackintoshs Glasgow Herald building, now The Lighthouse The Herald is a national broadsheet newspaper published Monday to Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland, with an audited circulation of 71,000, making it the best-selling national Scottish broadsheet newspaper. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Gallery

See also

The Lord Rector of Edinburgh University is elected every three years by the students and staff at the University of Edinburgh. ... Current Student front page example (March 14, 2006). ... The Russell Group of universities is a self-selected group of large research-led British universities; 18 of its 19 members are in the top 20 in terms of research funding. ... The Gifford Lectures were established by the will of Adam Lord Gifford (d. ... Scottish Students Representative Councils (SRC) were established by the Universities (Scotland) Act 1896 and are present at the four ancient universities of Scotland: Aberdeen, St. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ University of Edinburgh (2006). "The University of Edinburgh Reports & Financial Statements for the year to 31 July 2006". Retrieved on 2007-01-19.
  2. ^ University of Edinburgh (2006). Staff Figures. Retrieved on 2006-07-31.
  3. ^ a b c Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2005/06. Higher Education Statistics Agency online statistics. Retrieved on 2007-04-05.
  4. ^ http://www.ed.ac.uk/explore/history/
  5. ^ http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/rank/2005/ARWU2005_Top100.htm
  6. ^ http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,716,00.html
  7. ^ http://education.guardian.co.uk/universityguide2005/table/0,,-5163901,00.html
  8. ^ http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,8403,00.html
  9. ^ The Top 200 World University Rankings. The Times Higher Education Supplement (2006). Retrieved on 2007-06-25.
  10. ^ Top 100 European Universities. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2006). Retrieved on 2007-06-25.
  11. ^ Guardian University Guide. The Guardian (2008). Retrieved on 2007-06-25.
  12. ^ The Complete List: The Top 100 Global Universities. MSNBC (13 August 2006). Retrieved on 2007-06-25.
  13. ^ Omniana. University of Edinburgh. Retrieved on 2007-01-14.
  14. ^ Graduation cap (Object Details). University of Edinburgh. Retrieved on 2007-01-14.
  15. ^ Richard Luscombe. "One small step for John Knox, one giant leap for university", Scotland on Sunday, 25 June 2006. Retrieved on 2007-01-14. 

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