24 Oct 2017

University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities. 

Founded by the Edinburgh Town Council, the university began life as a college of law using part of a legacy left by a graduate of the University of St Andrews, Bishop Robert Reid of St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney.Through efforts by the Town Council and Ministers of the City the institution broadened in scope and became formally established as a college by a Royal Charter, granted by King James VI of Scotland on 14 April 1582 after the petitioning of the Council. This was an unusual move at the time, as most universities were established through Papal bulls. Established as the "Tounis College", it opened its doors to students in October 1583. Instruction began under the charge of another St Andrews graduate Robert Rollock. It was the fourth Scottish university in a period when the much more populous and richer England had only two. It was renamed King James's College in 1617. By the 18th century, the university was a leading centre of the Scottish Enlightenment.
Facilities & support:
Careers & employment
Libraries
Computing services
Health & welfare
Chaplaincy
Students' Association
Edinburgh Global
Support for disabled students
Childcare
Faculties:
Business School
Edinburgh College of Art
Moray House School of Education
School of Divinity
School of Economics
School of Health in Social Science
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
School of Law
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
School of Social and Political Science
Anish Chhetri:
It's a very big university, both in terms of prestige and history. It takes pride in academic excellence, and it shows in my positive experience so far. Overall, I am glad I chose Edinburgh.