A Proud History 

Founded by the city of Edinburgh in 1583, University of Edinburgh were the first true civic university in the UK and one of the four ancient universities of Scotland.

Over the last 400 years, the University has made significant and sustained contributions to a huge range of societal challenges. From tackling malaria and diabetes, to helping improve youth justice, to contributing to global sustainable development. The range of what they deliver, are involved in and contribute to is truly vast.

We are humbled by our history, and proud that members of our community go on to benefit society as engineers, teachers, social entrepreneurs, artists, medics and agents of change. 

A Strong Culture

The University of Edinburgh is a creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. They give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits.

They aim to ensure that their culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working and recognise and value diversity across all their staff and students.

The School has an active programme offering support and professional development for all staff, providing mentoring, training, and networking opportunities.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award to recognise its commitment to advancing gender equality in higher education. They are members of the Race Equality Charter, and they are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting.

Continually Adapting

The world is faced with various significant and complex challenges, from rising inequality and the mass displacement of people to climate change and the emergence of artificial intelligence.

The University of Edinburgh has a long tradition of challenging established ways of thinking and reflecting on what needs to change (and what does not) as we move forward as a society.

To respond to these challenges and do justice to future generations, the University needs to adapt and work in new ways.

They have challenged themselves to work in new partnerships with local authorities, third sector, and business, both nationally and internationally.

With more than 400 years of excellence behind them, their drive to continually evolve and find new approaches to the world's challenges will ensure the next 400 years even better.