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Bennetts Associates looking to the future

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Bennetts Associates are the architects who have designed the new Edinburgh Futures Instiitute.  And behind Bennetts Associates are the two founding partners, Denise and Rab Bennetts. This major project is in safe hands. These two...

Edinburgh fledgling business attracts significant investment

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A baby company born during its founder's Masters at University of Edinburgh has just attracted investment of £500,000 from Equity Gap, SIB and Edinburgh University's Old College.This will allow the company to grow the...

Spite Your Face: Rachel Maclean at Talbot Rice Gallery

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‘We are living’ says Rachel Maclean ‘in interesting times.’ The acclaimed video artist (and Edinburgh College of Art graduate) is speaking at the University of Edinburgh’s Playfair Library. Across the courtyard of Old College, Maclean’s...

University of Edinburgh offers course on carbon capture

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The University of Edinburgh is to offer an online course discussing ways of protecting the atmosphere from excess CO2, climate change and carbon capture and storage technology.The massive open online course or MOOC will...

Campaigner honoured by university

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Motor neurone disease (MND) campaigner Gordon Aikman has been honoured by his former university one year after his death.The University of Edinburgh’s George Square Lecture Theatre is to be renamed in memory of the...

New public partnership at Edinburgh Bioquarter

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Four major public sector organisations have agreed a new plan to develop Edinburgh BioQuarter.The five-year collaboration agreement involves The City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian, Scottish Enterprise and the University of Edinburgh as official...

Cautious welcome for university scheme

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The University of Edinburgh will be included in a pilot scheme to simplify the visa process for those students on a Master's course of 13 months or less.Tier 4 students will now be able...

University rename Medical School courtyard in honour of Else Inglis

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A medical pioneer who saved countless soldiers’ lives has been honoured by her former university 100 years after her death. The University of Edinburgh’s Old Medical School courtyard is to be renamed in memory of...

Mystery donor makes £10 million funding pledge to university

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An unnamed benefactor has given £10 million to the University of Edinburgh to make it possible for the transformation of the former Royal Infirmary building into a state of the art Institute. The building which...

Public lecture by Roy Greenslade

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Last night we attended a lecture by Roy Greenslade who is Professor of Journalism at City University, and who has been a much respected media commentator for some years. He has worked with many of the...

Women’s Hockey – Edinburgh to take on GHK this weekend

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Sam Judge takes high-flying Edinburgh University women to lowly GHK on Saturday.And the students coach is determined not to slip-up as she bids to defend the Division One title.So far, Edinburgh have 24 collected...

At the Talbot Rice Gallery – John Akomfrah

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They always manage to get something rather unusual at the Talbot Rice and this exhibition is no exception.The floor is covered with 25 tonnes of small stones in acclaimed artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah's...

William Henry Playfair. Architect of Edinburgh’s Cityscape

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Drawings from the architect will go on display in a new exhibition at the City Art Centre.Around 50 , rarely seen, drawings from William Henry Playfair’s practice, including plans for some of Edinburgh’s most...

University archives reveal Queensferry Crossing design is historic

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Forgotten pioneer’s Forth crossing dream realised after 200 yearsWhile perusing the University of Edinburgh archives, geographer Bruce Gittings came across a plan for a bridge which bears some resemblance to the Queensferry Crossing which...

Edinburgh International Festival 2017 – public art installation

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A public art installation created by Edinburgh secondary school pupils is now open at Old College QuadThe Edinburgh International Festival unveiled Blueprint for the Future today. It is a free art installation which shows off...

Damian Green meets Valkyrie Robot at University of Edinburgh

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Damian Green, First Secretary of State enjoying a demonstration of research at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics - a joint venture involving the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University - following the announcement of...

University of Edinburgh to play a pivotal role in the City Region Deal

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The University of Edinburgh will be a key partner in a major initiative that seeks to make Edinburgh and its surrounding region the European leader for applying data science to products and services.The move...

Moray House examiner receives MBE in Birthday Honours

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In HM The Queen's Birthday Honours list Dr Sharon McMurray from Belfast received an MBE.Dr McMurray is an external Examiner at Moray House School of Education for Edinburgh University's M.A. Primary Education course and...

Field hockey – students go unbeaten in Europe

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Edinburgh University women completed their EuroHockey Challenge 2 unbeaten but they were taken to a shootout by Austrian side SV Arminen in their final game.Alison Eadie, who had netted the students opener in 56...

University of Edinburgh research may lead to new treatment

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Research at the University of Edinburgh has identified a key molecule linked to kidney disease in people with diabetes.This may lead to new therapies following studies on mice and rats where blocking a protein called...

Field hockey – Grange stay out in front in the league race

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Division One: Grange 10, Watsonians 0; Western Wildcats 3, Uddingston Deans Eng 0; AAM Gordonians 1, Grove Menzieshill 0; PSL Team Sport Clydesdale 2, Bromac Kelburne 4; Edinburgh University 2, Hillhead 3.Grange dominated city...

New research into terminal care

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Marie Curie and the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO) have announced the funding for two new research studies looking at care for people with terminal illnesses.It is hoped that the studies, which are...

Etellect open new Edinburgh office

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Etellect which is a business automation specialist is to open a new office in Edinburgh to act as its mobile development hub.Andrew Russell will head up the new outlet, moving from the office at...

Changeworks have the IDEAL solution for your home energy advice

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University of Edinburgh research participants neededChangeworks has partnered with the University of Edinburgh to deliver IDEAL, a cutting edge research project exploring how smart technology can help save energy in the home. They...

ScottishPower Foundation scholarships programme open now

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The ScottishPower Foundation is inviting applications from masters students in the capital for its 2017 Scholarships programme.There is a massive £700,000 available to support courses related to energy and environment, cybersecurity and data management.There...

University investigating ways of improving health in Africa

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University of Edinburgh research could improve the health of millions living in Sub-Saharan Africa, where fears have been expressed about the long-term effects of drug programmes.Snail fever or bilharzia kills around 280,000 a year and research...

Public consultation on Monday about Old Royal Infirmary

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The University of Edinburgh is holding a public forum tomorrow Monday 24 October 2016 to discuss the Former Surgical Hospital.The public consultation is to give anyone interested an opportunity to comment on the initial design proposals...

Queen’s Birthday Honours List – Principal of New College honoured

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A distinguished minister has been made an OBE for services to education, the arts and the Church of Scotland.The Rev Professor David Fergusson, the principal of New College at Edinburgh University, was recognised in...

Colours of the Alphabet – Filmhouse

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Colours of the Alphabet, a documentary film born out of a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, is the colourful tale of three Zambian children and their families, and asks the question 'Does the...

ScottishPower Foundation calls for candidates for Edinburgh scholarships

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With just one week left to apply, The ScottishPower Foundation, in partnership with its Spanish equivalent Fundacion IBERDROLA, is calling on UK students to submit applications for its postgraduate scholarships scheme. The programme, which is...

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