Founded in 1582, The University of Edinburgh is one of the oldest and best institutions in Scotland, UK. It is one of the ancient universities of the United Kingdom, consistently ranked among the best universities in the world. It is a member of the Russell Group, the Coimbra Group, Universitas 21, and the LERU. The university has 21 schools in three colleges:

  • College of Humanities and Social Science
  • College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • School of Arts, Culture & Environment
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Clinical Sciences & Community Health
  • School of Divinity
  • Moray House School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of GeoSciences
  • School of Health in Social Science
  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • School of Informatics
  • School of Law
  • School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures
  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Molecular & Clinical Medicine
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences
  • School of Physics and Astronomy
  • School of Social & Political Science
  • Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
University of Edinburgh Ratings & Rankings:

- 6th in Europe and 23rd globally in the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2008. It is also rated highly in the THES broad subject areas tables:
- 26th in Arts & Humanities
- 32nd in Life Sciences & Biomedicine
- 54th in Social Sciences
- 60th in Engineering & IT
- 82nd in Natural Sciences
- 6th in the UK, 13th in Europe, and 55th in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2008.

- In the UK it is ranked among the Top 15 institutions by a number of league tables:
- 7th nationally in Guardian University League Table 2010.
- 14th in the Times Good University Guide 2010.
- 11th in the Independent Complete University League Table 2010.
- 14th in Sunday Times University Guide.
* Suggested Reading:

Top 10 Universities in UK

UK University Ranking Profile

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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