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One third of Nobel prize winners educated in UK

A new study by the British Council has shown that over a third of Nobel Prize winners who studied abroad did so at British universities. Of the 860 recipients of the award since the prize was established in 1901, 131 were classed as international students for part of their higher education, with fifty having studied […]

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Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson awarded honorary degree

Civil rights campaigner the Reverend Jesse Jackson has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh. The degree of Doctor Honoris Causa was conferred upon Mr Jackson on 22 August by Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Edinburgh, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, during a ceremony at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, where Jackson […]

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University of Edinburgh backs EU membership

Scotland’s most influential universities have backed a national campaign to persuade British voters to maintain the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU). Universities UK, which represents 133 higher education institutions, including the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, launched the campaign on 27 July at University College London to argue the case that Britain’s […]

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Drop in UK student numbers causes Scottish funding gap

New data collated by The Herald has shown that the number of students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland coming to study at Scottish universities has fallen by five hundred since the 2011-2012 academic year. With fees for students from the rest of the UK (rUK) currently at an average of around £7,500, the 2.6 […]

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University of Edinburgh research points to constitutional change

Research by the University of Edinburgh’s Academy of Government suggests that the majority of the UK population believe Scotland will become independent at some point in the future. The study, which was conducted by Dr Jan Eichhorn and Dr Daniel Kenealy and is available online, also reveals that a large proportion of English people questioned […]

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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 […]

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Gender inequality still prevalent at Scottish universities

A recent report has shown that just 22 per cent of university professors across Scotland are female. The study, undertaken by the Scottish newspaper The Herald, also revealed that only 45 per cent of the total academic workforce are women. The number of female professorships has, however, increased from 2010-2011 when the figure stood at […]