Why Edinburgh Napier?

Edinburgh Napier University is a leading, modern university committed to the highest standards of excellence in teaching, learning and research. We intend to develop in individuals, organisations and communities the skills and knowledge that will enable them to succeed. 

    We aim to attract staff, students, researchers and partners from around the world with the skills, knowledge, expertise and potential to deliver high quality education, advice and research to make a positive impact on society and the economy.

    With more than 19,500 students from over 130 countries, strong industry links and more than half of our research rated as world leading or internationally excellent we are a collaborative, innovative, forward-thinking global community.

    We create and support personalised learning and research opportunities for students, staff and partners that nurture talent, create knowledge and shape communities around the world.

A great location

We have three campuses in Edinburgh offering advanced facilities for learning, teaching and research. Based in an iconic, prosperous city and a stunning, ambitious forward thinking country, Edinburgh Napier is a great place to live, work and study.

Academic and research excellence

Edinburgh Napier comprises six schools with an international focus, each committed to growing our academic reputation, delivering an excellent personalised student experience and building innovation, enterprise and citizenship.

Our students

We are a Forces friendly employer

Edinburgh Napier University has been presented with a bronze award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme.

Royal recognition for timber research

Edinburgh Napier University has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its internationally acclaimed work in timber engineering, sustainable construction and wood science. This is the second time we've picked up this prestigious award.

Internationalising our work

We build strategic partnerships at home and across the world, making our programmes increasingly accessible and developing our global education delivery.

Research impact

More than half of our research is at an international level, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

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Beyond the average: we're proud to hold a number of awards, accolades and accreditations.

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