University of Edinburgh

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Edinburgh, University of,

at Edinburgh, Scotland; founded 1583. It has faculties of divinity, law, medicine, arts, science, music, social sciences, and veterinary medicine. The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, the Institute for Applied Language Studies, New College, and the Edinburgh School of Agriculture are associated with the university.

Edinburgh, University of

 

the largest higher educational institution in Scotland. The university was founded in 1583. In 1976 it had faculties of divinity, law, arts, social sciences, science, medicine, veterinary medicine, and music. Attached institutions include the New College (founded 1846), an institute of humanities, and a center of rural economy. The university has more than 11,000 students, and the teaching staff numbers 1,370. The university library, founded in 1580, has more than 1 million volumes.

University of Edinburgh

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A university in the centre of Scotland's capital. The University of Edinburgh has been promoting and setting standards in education for over 400 years. Granted its Royal Charter in 1582 by James VI, the son of Mary Queen of Scots, the University was founded the following year by the Town Council of Edinburgh, making it the first post-Reformation university in Scotland, and the first civic university to be established in the British Isles.

Known in its early years as King James College, or the Tounis (Town's) College, the University soon established itself internationally, and by the 18th century Edinburgh was a leading centre of the European Enlightenment and one of the continent's principal universities. The University's close relationship with the city in which it is based, coupled with a forward-looking, international perspective, has kept Edinburgh at the forefront of new research and teaching developments whilst enabling it to retain a uniquely Scottish character.

Edinburgh's academics are at the forefront of developments in the study and application of languages, medicine, micro-electronics, biotechnology, computer-based disciplines and many other subjects. Edinburgh's standing as a world centre for research is further enhanced by the presence on and around University precincts of many independently-funded, but closely linked, national research institutes

http://ed.ac.uk/.

Address: Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL, UK.

Telephone: +44 (131) 650 1000.

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