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Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of Scotland's four ancient universities and one of the oldest ones in the United Kingdom itself. Today, the University of Edinburgh offers programmes on undergraduate, postgraduate and higher levels for more than 35,000 students and employs more than 10,000 members of research, administrative and supporting staff. The university is part of a number of higher education alliances of excellence - such as the Russel Group and is home to many famous authors, scientists, politicians, and thinkers - from the its founding to this day.

The university has a strong focus on medicine, natural and life sciences and is behind a number of research projects on the topics of emerging technologies. Subjects of competence include: artificial intelligence (AI), computer science, cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, and many others. 

Organisation Details

National coalition member
Organisation category
Formal Education and Training provider
Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital skills in education.
Geographic scope - Country
United Kingdom
Industry - field of education and training
Education science
Arts and humanities not further defined
History and archaeology
Philosophy and ethics
Social and behavioural sciences not further defined
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics not further defined
Environmental sciences
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Engineering and engineering trades not further defined
Electronics and automation
Health and welfare not further defined
Medical diagnostic and treatment technology