Stories from across the University community.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The urban gold mine - a winning three minute thesis

With an entry on his research on extracting gold from recycled waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), Euan Doidge, PhD Student of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, has won the Highly Commended Award of the Universitas 21 Three Minute Thesis competition.

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Korean Connections

With the appointment of Dr Youngmi Kim, Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies, and the inaugural Yun Posun Distinguished Young Scholar Award, it’s clear the University of Edinburgh is committed to strengthening its relationship with Korea. How has our connection with Korea grown over the years, and what are the ambitions for the future?

Go Abroad Competition - Photo - Devon Elizabeth Barnett - Seoul

Go Abroad Competition Winners

Every year, students who go abroad through exchanges or short term international experiences are invited to take part in a competition showcasing their experiences. Check out the winning entries - maybe you'll be inspired to go abroad too!

Group shot of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars

African scholarship programme goes from strength to strength

One year into the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Edinburgh, ensuring access to education for young African students who have great potential but few educational opportunities.


Striving for excellence: supporting our international staff community

When striving to achieve your career ambitions, especially in an international setting, having support to navigate the challenges of immigration rules and regulations is incredibly valuable. In this feature, we welcome Sarah Hoey, International Staff Adviser, to Edinburgh Global, and look at her role as well as her hopes for the service.

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Achieving political settlements in fragile and conflict-affected states

One of the largest research projects of the Global Justice Academy is the Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP), which examines how to achieve inclusive and open political settlements in fragile and conflict-affected states.