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  Edinburgh, University of
The University of Edinburgh is committed to giving you the very best educational experience possible, and that commitment is reflected in every aspect of student life, here at the heart of Scotland's capital.
In 2005, Edinburgh University was named the Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year and were described by the paper as "a model of broad and consistent excellence set in one of the world's most cosmopolitan and vibrant cities".
Above all, however, the University of Edinburgh thrive on their reputation of excellence and innovation and take pride in maintaining their key position at the forefront of research, and advancements in teaching.
www.hero.ac.uk /uk/universities___colleges/scotland/university_of_edinburgh.cfm   (196 words)

 University of Edinburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The founding of the University is attributed to Bishop Robert Reid of St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, who left the funds on his death in 1558 that ultimately provided the endowment for the University of Edinburgh.
The University was established by a Royal Charter granted by James VI in 1582.
By the 18th century Edinburgh was a leading centre of the European Enlightenment and became one of the continent's principal universities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/University_of_Edinburgh   (1764 words)

James II was the first king crowned at Edinburgh instead of in the Abbey of Scone, and he and his successors conferred many privileges on the capital, and did all in their power to develop it and increase its prosperity.
Edinburgh is the seat of the supreme court of Scottish law, which in its external forms as well as in many essential points differs greatly from the law of England.
Edinburgh University, the only one of the four Scottish universities not founded in Catholic times, was established in 1582 by royal charter granted by James VI, and was speedily enriched by many benefactions from prominent citizens.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05284a.htm   (1776 words)

 Robert Adam - Edinburgh University
The University was known as "the Tounis Colledge" (the town’s college) and was the responsibility of the city, the Lord Provost and Council formally being the University’s Patrons, responsible for its buildings and most academic appointments as well as its finances.
Edinburgh University remained the responsibility of the Lord Provost and Council until 1858.
Edinburgh University had a high reputation for its teaching, particularly in medicine and the natural sciences, and rising numbers of students, but this was not matched by its buildings.
www.scran.ac.uk /dl/ada/documents/university/university.htm   (3562 words)

 Edinburgh Seven Information
They fought to study medicine at Edinburgh University, in Scotland, and to be allowed to graduate.
At first, the university's governing body upheld this decision by the Dean of the Medical Faculty, but there was strong opposition, and it was later decided that there could be neither mixed classes nor individual tuition "in the interest of one lady".
Edinburgh University and the other Scottish universities eventually admitted women undergraduates in 1892 after the Universities (Scotland) Act of 1889 established a legal framework for this.
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 The University of Edinburgh, College of Art Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, Napier University Edinburgh, ...
Edinburgh University was established in 1582, and continues to be a centre of academic excellence, attracting students from all over the world to come and study here in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh's Napier University, occupying several campuses in south-west Edinburgh, is one of the former polytechnics that gained university status in 1992.
Edinburgh's Telford College is a modern, innovative and inclusive college and they pride themselves on achieving their Mission to be accessible, responsive and flexible, and achieve excellence.
www.edinburghcastle.biz /the_university_of_edinburgh.html   (2991 words)

 Edinburgh at AllExperts
Whilst Edinburgh's population is ageing a large and transient population of young students studying at the universities in the city offset this demographic problem somewhat.
Edinburgh is a major transport hub in east central Scotland, and is the focus for many arterial road and rail routes that connect the city to the rest of Scotland and with England.
Edinburgh is served by Edinburgh Airport (EDI), located approximately 8 miles to the west of the city, with connections to many cities in Europe and an expanding international long-haul route network.
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 University of Edinburgh
THE UNIVERSITY OF Edinburgh, a coastal city, is located in the south east of Scotland and is well served by a variety of transport networks, affording easy access from within Scotland and other parts of the United Kingdom.
In 1987 he was appointed to the post of lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and his research interests have been within the silicon wafer fabrication area and include the formation of refractory metal silicides by ion beam mixing, the development of rapid thermal processing equipment and processes.
In 1978 he was appointed to a Senior Research Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh in the role of Operations Manager of the Edinburgh Microfabrication Facility in which capacity he has been responsible for designing and installing processes ranging from silicon machining to complete processes.
www-icprocessing.ee.surrey.ac.uk /3,1edinburgh.htm   (2124 words)

 Studying at The University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is one of the UK's top rated research universities.
The University of Edinburgh is one of the UK's most prestigious universities and has been attracting international students for over four centuries.
Trace over 400 years of the University's history, discover the city of Edinburgh and explore the University's historical buildings.
www.ed.ac.uk /studying   (152 words)

 Edinburgh University - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
A poor man's University of St. Andrews, Edinburgh University is the 'asshole' of Scottish higher education, matched only in its mediocrity by that load of Weegies.
Despite this lack of staff or buildings, Edinburgh University went from strength to strength and now has almost 11 students, studying for MAs in subjects such as ABCs and 123s.
Edinburgh students are entitled to wear the Balamory tartan, which looks a bit naff.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Edinburgh_University   (252 words)

 Babson College - University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland since the 11th century, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Known as the 'Athens of the North,' Edinburgh is rich in history and tradition.
The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1593 and is now one of the largest universities in Britain.
www3.babson.edu /Centers/Glavin/GPS/Academics/UG/Study-Abroad/University-of-Edinburgh.cfm   (207 words)

 University of Edinburgh | Higher | EducationGuardian.co.uk
Edinburgh was founded in 1583, making it one of Scotland's oldest universities.
There are more than 23,000 students at the university; with over 120 countries represented, the student population is diverse, with a good social and cultural mix.
Edinburgh comes highly recommended by its graduates, a good number of whom choose to settle in the area.
education.guardian.co.uk /higher/universityguide/profile/story/0,,478376,00.html   (205 words)

 Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The University, with a population of over 20,000 students, offers an extensive range of courses in the arts, humanities, social sciences, science and engineering, languages, divinity studies, education, law, medicine and veterinary medicine, and music.
Once you arrive, our resident director will lead an orientation program in Edinburgh that will introduce you to the culture, history and politics of Scotland as well as prepare you for the academic challenges of studying in a different educational system.
During the semester, you can expect to participate in excursions that are designed to allow you to reflect on the learning that is taking place outside the classroom.
www.arcadia.edu /cea/index.aspx?id=1820   (345 words)

 Edinburgh, University of on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
University challenge; Edinburgh University's legal expert warns plans to quiz students about their f...
University of Edinburgh School of Informatics awarded GBP1M; IBM shared university research grant.
University of Edinburgh Chooses SciQuest SelectSite For Campus-Wide E-Procurement Initiative.
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 Pollock Halls, Edinburgh, Chancellors Court, Edinburgh University, Halls of Residence   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Compared to the original University Halls these seem to use better quality materials and the copper-clad stair tower forms are more expresive than the plain Pollock Hall blocks from previous decades.
Under the careful management of the Edinburgh University Landscape Section, the grounds of Pollock Halls became a renowned and much admired landscape both as an amenity and as an educational botanical resource.
With an ever growing demand for more and better student and commercial accommodation, Edinburgh architects Oberlanders were appointed by the University of Edinburgh to both masterplan the Northern - most section of Pollock Halls and to broaden the University's accommodation portfolio with a major development of the highest quality.
www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk /pollock_halls.htm   (760 words)

 CNN.com - Edinburgh fire: Demolition threat - Dec. 9, 2002
Parts of the Edinburgh's historic Old Town could be demolished after being devastated by a weekend fire, authorities said.
Most of the 150 people moved from their homes on Saturday, including several students in university housing, had to spend a second night in alternative accommodation, a council spokeswoman told the UK's Press Association.
Research work on artificial intelligence was destroyed at one of the university's bases for its School of Infomatics, an internationally acclaimed centre for research and teaching.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/12/09/edinburgh.fire   (450 words)

 Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University : IFSA-Butler Programs : Scotland : University of Edinburgh
A renowned university in a glorious city, the University of Edinburgh offers outstanding academics backed by a 400-year history.
Edinburgh prides itself on its international reputation as a research center.
The university also is a major center for computer-related studies, and there is excellent computer support across all disciplines.
www.ifsa-butler.org /programs/scotland/edinburgh/index.html   (208 words)

 Edinburgh University Students' Association Website
The Annual General Meeting of Edinburgh University Students’ Association saw almost four hundred student’s packing out George Square lecture theatre to debate and vote on a six motions covering ethical investment, lobbying of the Royal Bank of Scotland and local student accommodation. The outcome of the motions submitted to the AGM was as follows..
Edinburgh University Students’ Associations held its first Student City Forum recently which brought together MSPs, Councillors, letting agents, Lothians and Borders Police and representatives from council services to discuss areas where students and the community can co-operate in the future. 
Students at Edinburgh University can now save up to £190 on Union entertainments in the first Semester of the next academic year.
www.eusa.ed.ac.uk   (356 words)

 University of Edinburgh - School of Law
Edinburgh University, founded in 1583, offers an exciting environment in which to study criminology.
The Law School is situated in Old College, in the centre of Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland.
As well as having a strong reputation in theoretical criminology, the Law School is home to the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime, a broadly-based programme of studies on causes of offending among a cohort of 4,300 young people in Edinburgh, currently aged 16.
www.studyoverseas.com /uk/ukunis/edinburghlaw.htm   (334 words)

The Heriot-Watt university derives from the Mechanics Institute established in 1821.
In 1780s Thomas Muir and Edinburgh University became the centre for the fight for universal suffrage.
On the top of the ridge of a hill, Edinburgh has an impregnable castle and precipice at one end, a lake of water on either side; so that the inhabitants had nothing to defend but the entrance at the east end, which it was easy to fortify.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /ITedinburgh.htm   (473 words)

 George Square, University Library Edinburgh, buildings
The collections in Edinburgh University Old College - known as the General Library - moved in 1967 to the purpose-built eight-storey Main Library building at George Square.
Edinburgh University Library was not designed solely by Basil Spence but by J. Hardie Glover and Andrew Merrylees, of Sir Basil Spence, Glover and Ferguson, Edinburgh.
The building was formally opened on 1 March 1968 by the Chancellor of the Edinburgh University, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk /oldtown_georgesquare.htm   (678 words)

 Edinburgh - University and Colleges
Edinburgh University A vast site that has spawned a million web pages with the "ed.ac.uk" prefix.
Heriott Watt University Another extensive site for what is considered the more vocational of Edinburgh's universities.
Moray House School of Education Old Town based school that merged with Edinburgh University and provides undergrad, graduate and professional teaching and community education.
www.edinburghguide.com /education/university/index.php   (154 words)

 The Edinburgh-Stanford Link/About the Link/Introduction
He graduated from Jordan University, Amman, in 2001 with a BSc in Architectural Engineering, and from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, in 2002 with an MSc in Design and Digital Media.
She deals with organising travel and accommodation for the team as well as for visitors to the University, assisting with orgnisation of meetings and hospitality and any other secretarial and administrative requirements of the team.
Prior to Rhetorical, Sue was based at the university's Centre for Speech Technology research (CSTR), where she worked on various lexicon development projects, including the Unisyn lexicon licensed by Rhetorical, and RP pronunciation lexicons for Chambers and France Telecom.
www.edinburghstanfordlink.org /about_team.html   (1615 words)

 ARCHIBUS - University of Edinburgh Success Story   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Two years ago, the Estates and Buildings Department at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland embarked on a mission to replace its existing core systems with a fully integrated Estates and Buildings Information System (EBIS).
At the 2000 PFM Partnership Awards in London, the University of Edinburgh and MASS Systems won the top award in their category for their joint work on the development of the EBIS.
That said, the University of Edinburgh has designs to introduce other universities to the power of an EBIS.
www.archibus.com /success/edinburgh.htm   (880 words)

 Koestler Parapsychology Unit
The unit is part of the Psychology Department (School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences) at the University of Edinburgh.
The declared intention was to further objective scientific research into "...the capacity attributed to some individuals to interact with their environment by means other than the recognised sensory and motor channels".
Following the Koestlers' deaths in 1983, their trustees advertised the post and in 1984 awarded the Chair to the University of Edinburgh.
moebius.psy.ed.ac.uk   (322 words)

 Artificial Intelligence at The University of Edinburgh   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During this period, Artificial Intelligence was recognised by the University, first by establishing the Experimental Programming Unit in January 1965 with Michie as Director, and then by the creation of the Department of Machine Intelligence and Perception in October 1966.
Unfortunately, from the outset of their collaboration these scientific achievements were marred by significant intellectual disagreements about the nature and aims of research in AI and growing disharmony between the founding members of the Department.
When Gregory resigned in 1970, the University's reaction was to transform the Department into the School of Artificial Intelligence which was to be run by a Steering Committee.
www.dai.ed.ac.uk /AI_at_Edinburgh_perspective.html   (2705 words)

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