Stories from across the University community.

Focus on Europe

The University and Europe

To celebrate the sense of European community that is felt on campus, the University took part in Europe Day on 9 May 2018. This strong feeling of community can be seen in the number of societies, events, students and staff at the University who have a European connection.

NICE project

Innovations in mobility: the NICE project

The NICE project is a three-year EU funded project which places students into international teams to resolve global and societal challenges. We spoke to Anna Creery and John Bennett in the Go Abroad team about how the project got started, and what their hopes are for its future.

Tartan Day

Celebrating Tartan Day

On Saturday 7 April, colleagues from Edinburgh Global and Development & Alumni joined a group of alumni and other friends of the university to march in the annual Tartan Day parade up the Avenue of the Americas in New York City.

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.

Kosovo Brussels group pic

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.

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.

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.

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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.