About us

Edinburgh Napier University

We are home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around them.

 

We create and support personalised learning and research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really matter in today's and tomorrow's world.

 

Because we offer industry-informed courses, combining theory and practice to equip our graduates for success in the global job market, we're in the top 20 in the UK for undergraduate employability.
 
 
95.4% of our 2012/13 undergraduates and 92% of our postgraduates were in work or further study six months after graduating.

 

 

We are one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland, with over 18,000 students from 109 countries. 

  

 

Our students


The University is organised into three faculties:
We are home to 18,436 students:




We are a truly international University: our 6,384 overseas students represent 35% of our overall student population.
 

We have over 4,500 students studying our courses in Hong Kong, India and Singapore.


We are ranked eighth in the UK for "value added", which measures students' entry qualifications against the degree results they go on to achieve.


We are the only UK university to offer a programme which develops the employability skills sought by employers, called Confident Futures. Our Employer Mentoring Programme was awarded Mentoring Project of the Year at the Scottish Mentoring Network conference 2011.
 

Research

 

Our research is directly relevant to employers' needs and supports sustainable economic growth in Scotland and beyond.

It has global impact: 53% of the research graded by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Recently, our academics have helped create a new world-class centre of excellence for Scottish mountain biking, protected Kenyan tropical forests and Brazilian tidal crabs, contributed to the battle against cybercrime, and explored tourism's impact on social change.

 

The University's economic impact

The UK's economy will receive £8.82 in benefit for every £1 we receive from the Scottish Funding Council.

42% of recorded graduate start ups are from Edinburgh Napier (2011).

In 2012 / 13, the University's export earnings contributed £50.3 million to Scotland's economy, via tuition fees, overseas programmes, research and knowledge exchange income, spending of overseas visitors and students.

We're committed to widening access to the University: we have the fifth-best record for accepting students on degree courses from deprived backgrounds in the UK. In 2013/14, 2,292 students joined Edinburgh Napier directly from a Scottish college.

Read the full Edinburgh Napier University economic impact report.

Our staff


We have a 1,512 members of staff: 1,132 faculty based, and 629 working in our professional service departments.Honorary graduate names
 

Our alumni


Edinburgh Napier University has over 78,000 active graduates who play a dynamic role in University life as volunteers, supporters and donors. Some of our well-known graduates include Tavish Scott MSP, BBC broadcaster Catriona Shearer, photographers David Eustace and Colin Baxter, and film director Lynne Ramsay.
 
Edinburgh Napier confers honorary degrees on distinguished individuals across a wide range of fields. Those recognised include Sir Sean Connery, J K Rowling OBE, Sir Bill Gammell, Prof Anne Glover CBE, Dr Nigel Planer, Dr Christopher Brookmyre, Dr Lindsay Stewart OBE and Dr Jackie Stewart.
 

Facts & figures

For our financial figures, download the Annual Accounts.
For a full overview of the University, download our latest Annual Review 2010/11.