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The University of Edinburgh


At the University of Edinburgh, we’ve been influencing the world for more than 400 years. Each year we take on tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Each year is different – every person, teacher, project and every thought more exciting than the last. 

Whatever excites you, whatever your ambition, whatever makes you ‘you’, we know one thing; nothing ordinary comes from this extraordinary place. At Edinburgh, you’ll be in good company, doing good things, for the good of the environment and the world.

Driven by this passion, we’ve affected and empowered every one of our community. We believe this is possible because of a unique mix of three factors:

  • Place: The city of Edinburgh is famous for changing the way the world is understood. Its history and reputation rub off on us, every day. It inspires and lifts our expectations of what is possible.
  • People: Our staff, students, leaders and partners are talented, courageous, engaging and brilliant – and down-to-earth. They value wisdom, laughter, character – and each other.
  • Practice: We’re an encouraging space to explore, but at the same time, our research, teaching, and even our daily processes, are ambitious. We, and our global business partners, inspire you to aim high, push frontiers, deliver economic impact, drive sustainability. We’re bold and our results change the world.

Where our place, people, and practice meet, this is the University of Edinburgh.

We’re world famous for research, and although we're always looking for clever new solutions, we’re not just about high-profile successes. Everyone who comes here is enabled and encouraged to live a great and rounded life.

What and who is next, we don’t know, but we do know that after nearly half a millennium in this position, we're excited about what lies ahead. We’ve learned from mistakes. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved. We’re ready to celebrate our impact, and the independent spirits who share our values that we’ll meet along the way. Together, we’re the new problem solvers. Let’s make a positive, sustainable mark on the world.

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Inclusive features




As a world leading institution, the University of Edinburgh has a longstanding and continuing commitment to equality and diversity and recognises the vital role that this plays in ensuring our success as a great civic institution for both students and staff. We are committed to embedding Equality and Diversity across all its work, and believes our strategy reflects our commitment and contribution to its place as a world-leading centre of academic excellence.

We aspire to be a place of first choice for some of the worlds most talented students and gifted staff, and we are committed to developing a positive culture, where all staff and students are able to develop to their full potential.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. We are keen to ensure our senior leadership team reflects the diversity of our community. We particularly welcome applications from members of ethnic minority and traditionally under-represented groups.

To find out more about how we support diversity in all of its forms and at every level of the University, please visit: https://www.ed.ac.uk/equality-diversity



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Our vision

Our graduates, and the knowledge we discover with our partners, make the world a better place.

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Our purpose

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

Our Values

We aim to achieve excellence in all that we do, always being principled, considerate and respectful.

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 We foster a welcoming community, where staff, students, alumni and friends feel proud to be part of our University.

We sustain a deep allegiance and commitment to the interests of the city and region in which we are based, alongside our national and international efforts, ensuring relevance to all.

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Our teaching and research is relevant to society and we are diverse, inclusive and accessible to all.

We are ambitious, bold and act with integrity, always being willing to listen.

We celebrate and strengthen our deep-rooted and distinctive internationalism, attracting the world’s best minds and building innovative global partnerships for research, teaching and impact.

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We are a place of transformation and of self-improvement, driven to achieve benefit for individuals, communities, societies and our world.


Benefits at The University of Edinburgh

List of all the benefits that The University of Edinburgh are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Annual Leave
  • Pension Scheme
  • Tax Free Childcare Scheme
  • Staff Discount Scheme
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