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About Edinburgh

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  • Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, located in southeastern Scotland with its centre near the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, an arm of the North Sea that thrusts westward into the Scottish Lowlands. The city and most of the council area, including the busy port of Leith on the Firth of Forth, lie within the historic county of Midlothian, but the council area also includes an area in the northwest, around South Queensferry, in the historic county of West Lothian.
  • Physically, Edinburgh is a city of sombre theatricality, with much of this quality deriving from its setting among crags and hills and from its tall buildings and spires of dark stone. Edinburgh has been a military stronghold, the capital of an independent country, and a centre of intellectual activity. Although it has repeatedly experienced the vicissitudes of fortune, the city has always renewed itself.

University of Edinburgh Facts

  • The University of Edinburgh is the sixth oldest university in the UK and the oldest civic foundation in the English-speaking world.
  • It is made up of three colleges and 5 campuses: Humanities and Social Science, Science and Engineering, and Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Within these three colleges, there are 20 academic schools.
  • 83% of their research was recently deemed world-leading or internationally excellent and they have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize five times.
  • Its students can also take advance of the Go Abroad Fund, which provides grants for 250 or students to have a short-term international experience each year. Additionally, students are also encouraged to either study or work abroad as part of their course.
  • The university receives over £200 million in research income. It spends over £26 million on prizes, scholarships, studentships, and bursaries. At around £317 million, it has the third-largest endowment of any UK university after Oxford and Cambridge.
  • Consistently ranked as one of the top 50 universities in the world.
    Ranked 20th in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.
    Ranked 4th in the UK for research power, based on the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Location

Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL, United Kingdom

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125a Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

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Edinburgh

125a Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

£275 per week
A one bedroomed, one bathroomed property in 125a Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Lothian...
125a Fountainbridge, Edinburgh
Edinburgh

125a Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

£325 per week
A one bedroomed, one bathroomed property in 125a Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Lothian...
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Edinburgh

125a Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

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