Varsity o Edinburgh

kenspeckle centre for teachin an resairch in Edinburgh, Scotland
(Reguidit frae University of Edinburgh)

The Varsity o Edinburgh (Inglis: University of Edinburgh, Gaelic: Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann), foondit in 1582,[4] is a kenspeckle centre for teachin an resairch in Edinburgh, Scotland. It wis the saxt varsity tae be estaiblished in the Breetish Isles, makkin it ane o the auncient varsities o Scotland. The varsity is amangst the lairgest an maist presteegious in the Unitit Kinrick an the warld an aw.[5][6][7][8][9]

The Varsity o Edinburgh
Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann
Laitin: Universitas Academica Edinburgensis
TeepPublic varsity/Auncient varsity
Endowment£392.1 million (as o 31 Julie 2017)[1]
Budget£905.8 million (2016-17)[1]
ChancellorPrincess Anne
RectorAnn Henderson
PrincipalPeter Mathieson
Academic staff
4152 FTE [2]
Admeenistrative staff
5188 FTE [2]
Students36,491 (2016/17)[3]
LocationEdinburgh, Scotland, UK 55°56′50.6″N 3°11′13.9″W / 55.947389°N 3.187194°W / 55.947389; -3.187194Coordinates: 55°56′50.6″N 3°11′13.9″W / 55.947389°N 3.187194°W / 55.947389; -3.187194
AffiliationsRussell Group
Coimbra Group
Universitas 21
Varsities UK
Varsities Scotland


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The University of Edinburgh Reports & Financial Statements for the year to July 2017" (PDF). University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Staff Headcount & Full Time Equivalent Statistics (FTE) as at Jan 2017". Human Resources, The University of Edinburgh. Jan 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017..
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Student figures" (PDF). Governance & Strategic Planning, The University of Edinburgh. 31 Dec 2016. Retrieved 27 Apr 2017.
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  9. "The Top 200 World University Rankings". The Times Higher Education Supplement. 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-12.