University of Edinburgh

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    Founded far back in 1582 Edinburgh is one of the world’s oldest universities. It has a long and proud heritage and continues to rank amongst the best universities in the world, with a strong focus on high quality research. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities as well as the league of European Research Universities.

    It boasts an impressive list of alumni including: Charles Darwin, Alexander Graham Bell, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Rober Louis Stevenson, J.M. Barrie and Sir Walter Scottt, to name just a few!

    It also lays claim to 23 Nobel Prize winner, 2 Turing Award winners, 2 Pulitzer Prize winners and 3 UK Prime Ministers.

    The University hosts an array of stunning ancient buildings across the Scottish capital, many of which are found in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

    It offers a broad academic curriculum across ‘Humanities and Social Sciences, Science & Engineering, and Medicine & Vet Medicine’, and its founding subjects of Law and Divinity continue to be held in particularly high esteem.

    The University offers a strong social life particularly for those interested in theatre and the arts or sports.

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