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The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh

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We’re consistently ranked one of the top 50 universities in the world. We’re 15th in the 2023 QS World University Rankings.

We're ranked 19th in the world's most international universities.

Our graduates are ranked 24th in the world by employers, making the University an excellent choice for a postgraduate education with prospects.

Our position as one of the UK’s leading research universities was reaffirmed by the results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The University is fourth in the UK based on the quality and breadth of its research – known as research power – and is Scotland’s top ranked institution, according to the Times Higher Education REF power ratings.

The results reveal that nearly 90 per cent of our research activity is in the highest 4 star – ‘world leading’, or 3 star – ‘internationally excellent,’ categories, a growth of 10 percent since REF 2014.

Edinburgh was ranked 12th in the world by QS Best Student Cities 2022.


  • Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL, Edinburgh