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Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh , United Kingdom
Edinburgh , United Kingdom
University Facts
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About University
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh Napier University


  • Founded in 1964 as Napier Technical College
  • Became Edinburgh Napier University in 1992
  • Over 15,000 students from over 140 countries
  • Campuses in Edinburgh, Merchiston, and Sighthill
  • Notable achievements:
    • Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education (2012)
    • Times Higher Education University of the Year (2019)

Student Life:

  • Over 100 student clubs and societies
  • Sports teams in various disciplines, including football, rugby, and basketball
  • Student support services:
    • Counseling and mental health support
    • Disability support
    • International student support
  • Campus facilities:
    • Library with over 500,000 books and journals
    • Sports center with gym, swimming pool, and fitness classes
    • Student union with bars, restaurants, and social spaces


  • Academic resources:
    • Over 1,000 academic staff
    • Research centers in various fields, including health, engineering, and business
  • Teaching methodologies:
    • Blended learning approach combining online and face-to-face teaching
    • Problem-based learning and project-based learning
  • Academic support services:
    • Academic skills center
    • Writing center
    • Math support
  • Unique academic programs or initiatives:
    • Edinburgh Futures Institute: Interdisciplinary research and teaching in areas such as artificial intelligence and climate change
    • Creative Industries Incubator: Support for students and graduates in the creative industries

Top Reasons to Study Here:

  • Ranked among the top 150 universities in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023)
  • Specialized facilities:
    • National Robotarium: State-of-the-art robotics research and development center
    • Creative Industries Hub: Dedicated space for students in the creative industries
  • Industry connections:
    • Partnerships with over 1,000 businesses and organizations
    • Work placements and internships available
  • Notable alumni:
    • Sir Tom Hunter: Entrepreneur and philanthropist
    • Dame Sue Bruce: Former Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland


  • Counseling and mental health support
  • Health center
  • Housing services:
    • On-campus accommodation
    • Off-campus accommodation search assistance
  • Library resources:
    • Over 500,000 books and journals
    • Access to online databases and e-books
  • Technology support:
    • IT helpdesk
    • Free Wi-Fi on campus
  • Career development:
    • Career services
    • Internships and work placements
    • Alumni network
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