Stories from across the University community.

South Asia 3 - Adam Budd - SBT Mentor

A partnership with the Salaam Baalak Trust

In the first in our series on projects successfully funded by the Edinburgh Global Innovation Fund, we look at a project that is embarking on a global partnership and educational exchange with a world-leading NGO for street children - the Salaam Baalak Trust, in Delhi.

Rose Whitty

Go Abroad - Rose in Italy

Read about the winner of the Go Abroad competition essay category, which asked participants to reflect on their time abroad. Rose Whitty spent her time on an excavation site in Italy.


How we built our presence in China, with Nini Yang

In December 2017 we said goodbye to Dr Nini Yang, who for thirteen years has worked at the University of Edinburgh, leading the first of the University’s overseas offices.

map and coffee - innovation

Announcing the winners of the Edinburgh Global Innovation Fund

The Edinburgh Global Innovation Fund (EGIF) was established to facilitate and support the University's Global Engagement Plan. We are pleased to announce that we have selected eight projects for funding to a total value of £50k.

One Day Without Us 2018

One Day Without Us 2018

One Day Without Us is a national day of action on 17 February 2018, celebrating migrants and migration in the UK. Find out how you can get involved.

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A bright future for Kosovo through student representation

Project Siheksu aimed to create the first national Students’ Union for Kosovo. Three years on, Sarah Purves, Director of Membership Support and Development at Edinburgh University Students' Association, spoke to us about the project. Spoiler alert: they did it.

Alice Bromfield - Abroad category prize

Winners of 2017 Edinburgh Global photography competition announced

The annual Edinburgh Global photography competition is for all current international students, and students who have had a ‘Go Abroad’ experience or Online Distance Learners outside the UK.

Scholars Lab - Mastercard foundation

United we stand: MCF Scholar honoured for work combating terrorism

When Imrana Buba experienced personal tragedy amidst the rise of terrorism in his home country of Nigeria, he felt compelled to take action. This year, his action was recognised and he became one of the 2017 JCI 10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World.

People on a beach

Welcoming the world - our international societies

With a student population from over 137 nations, it stands to reason that many of the University's 280+ societies would have an international focus. We spoke to representatives of several societies to find out more about the appeal they hold for current and future students.

Hands drawing line

Of the People, for the people – a new partnership to empower refugee students

The University of Edinburgh has partnered with the University of the People, the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited online university, to empower refugees to take control of their futures and reclaim their hopes and dreams.