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University officials delay key divestment decision

The University of Edinburgh Central Management Group (CMG) has delayed a final decision on fossil fuel divestment until next month, according to University officials and participants at its meeting this week. The meeting on Tuesday had been highly anticipated for the release of a three month report by the CMG on recommendations for University divestment, […]

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Edinburgh moves up seventeen places in Times global rankings

A recent ranking of global universities has seen a seventeen place rise for the University of Edinburgh, the highest ranking amongst Scottish universities. The prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2015 have improved Edinburgh’s global ranking to 29th, placing it alongside other UK universities making the list such as Imperial College London and […]

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Academics demand fossil fuel divestment

Fifty-five academics and staff at the University of Edinburgh signed and delivered a letter to Principal Timothy O’Shea demanding “a simple and necessary action: divestment from fossil fuels” on Monday. Divestment campaigners People and Planet and EUSA Vice President Services (VPS) Tasha Boardman were present alongside representatives from the academic community as the letter was […]

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Edinburgh students to benefit from greater access to galleries

The University of Edinburgh and the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) have drawn up an agreement, enabling students to have greater access to the nation’s vast and growing collections of sculpture, art and drawings. The 30 thousand plus students at the University of Edinburgh will be able to work alongside the staff of the NGS’s […]