Meet Marty the Robot

Meet Marty the Robot

Marty is a new breed of robot – fun, educational and affordable. Here Edit meets its creator.

In technology we trust

In technology we trust

The Turing Trust is transforming classrooms in rural Africa through technology.

Creative creatures in Old College

Creative creatures in Old College

The real-life story of a puma who once lived in the University’s landmark Old College in the 19th century has inspired an artist to reimagine…

Bringing comfort to growing girls

Bringing comfort to growing girls

An Edinburgh alumna’s entrepreneurism is helping to transform the lives of young women from low-income households in Africa and beyond.

A foundation for friendship

A foundation for friendship

Meet the University of Edinburgh student volunteers who are forming lasting friendships while contributing to the community.

Architects to the rescue

Architects to the rescue

Two recent landscape architecture graduates have helped set up a charity that is building life-changing facilities for refugees in Europe.

Building for a life of learning

Building for a life of learning

When the Patrick Geddes Centre for Learning opens in 2017 in a restored historic building, it will honour the pioneering University tutor who established Scotland’s first student residences.  

Harmony in research

Harmony in research

An alumni-funded choir set up to research the impact of singing on mental health has taken on a life of its own.

Casting light on Deep Time

Casting light on Deep Time

University experts helped shape the spectacular curtain-raiser to the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival, an exploration of Edinburgh’s history on a geological timescale, projected on the city’s…

Our unique link with Ireland

Our unique link with Ireland

As the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, receives an honorary degree, Professor Enda Delaney reflects on our special relationship with our neighbours across the water.

Political class

Political class

Meet the 21 alumni who, elected to the Scottish Parliament in May 2016, will help shape the future of their country.

Inside the McEwan Hall restoration

Inside the McEwan Hall restoration

As the restoration of McEwan Hall continues, we meet postgraduate students who are helping to renovate frescos on its ceilings and walls.

Humanising robots

Humanising robots

As construction begins on the new home of the Data Technology Institute, its Director, Professor Jon Oberlander, discusses artificial intelligence and the prospects for compassionate robots.

Gifted treasures

Gifted treasures

Explore a selection of treasures that have been donated to the  University over the four centuries since a gift of books in 1580 founded the library.

The North American connection

The North American connection

Joanna Storrar, Executive Director of the North American Office, highlights the University’s activities in the US and Canada, and previews a packed calendar of spring 2016 events.

The dramatic lives of Rum’s red deer

The dramatic lives of Rum’s red deer

The BBC’s popular Autumnwatch has shone a spotlight on the University’s unique Isle of Rum Red Deer Project.

The refugee crisis

The refugee crisis

The University of Edinburgh’s Big Idea podcast series has dedicated its latest episode to the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe.

A helping hand for man’s best friend

A helping hand for man’s best friend

Meet the Edinburgh researchers dedicated to ensuring animal welfare is maintained throughout international efforts to manage populations of street dogs.

History makers: Informatics

History makers: Informatics

For more than half a century, Edinburgh has been home to leading lights in the field now known as informatics.

Spanning the arts, science and engineering

Spanning the arts, science and engineering

Three alumni from across the disciplines tell the story of their involvement in the bridges across the Forth.