About the University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is ranked amongst the World’s top 20 universities.

Founded in 1583, Edinburgh is one of the UK’s leading research institutions, a position confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) evaluation. The REF placed the University as Scotland’s top-ranked research institution, with 83% of the University’s research activity classified as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Its graduates are also among the most employable of any university. The recent Global Employability University Ranking from the New York Times placed Edinburgh 18th out of 150 institutions.

The University has a strong international focus, with more than 40% of its students from overseas. It recently established the Edinburgh India Institute, to encourage a greater awareness of India in Scotland. This included the University’s first India Day, in 2014, which was addressed by Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the eminent diplomat and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

The University is also home to the Centre for South Asian Studies, the principal academic unit in Scotland dedicated to the study of the Indian subcontinent.

The University’s work with India is supported by the University’s Mumbai Office, which opened in 2010 and is an integral part of Edinburgh’s India strategy.


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