Edinburgh Napier University delivers the skills and experience that matter. We combine professional know-how with an academic approach and work-related learning to help our students succeed beyond university. Meanwhile, our research shapes the world around us, improving lives in Scotland and across the globe.
- We are internationally recognised: in the recent QS Stars international university rankings, the quality of our teaching, internationalisation and employability were all officially recognised, with the University scoring five stars in each category.
- In 2015, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our internationally acclaimed work in timber engineering, sustainable construction and wood science. This is the most prestigious award for the UK higher education sector for the impact of research on business, industry, environment and society – nationally and internationally. This was the second triumph for our School of Engineering & the Built Environment following a previous success in 2009.
- 95.1% of our undergraduate students and 95% of our postgraduate students are in work or further education six months after graduation (HESA 2015/16).
- More than half of our research was rated either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
- We have supported more than 350 student start-up companies and a 2014 report by Biggar Economics named us the most successful university in Scotland for graduate enterprise and start-ups.
- We are the largest UK provider of higher education in Hong Kong, with more than 3,000 students studying there.
- We are ranked the number one modern UK university for Law and also rank highly in areas such as Journalism, Building, Drama, English and Music.
- We have nearly 20,000 students studying with Edinburgh Napier across our three campuses in Edinburgh and through transnational education overseas.
- We are an international community with students from more than 140 countries.
- Edinburgh Napier has the fifth-best record for accepting students on degree courses from deprived backgrounds in the UK.
- We generate £8.82 for the UK economy for every pound we receive from the Scottish Funding Council.