Edinburgh Napier University is one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland with almost 18,000 students from 109 countries.
We offer industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice, to equip our graduates for success today’s competitive global job market.
Our vision is to become established as one of the leading, modern, professional universities in the United Kingdom by 2015. We will have an international reputation for the employability of our graduates and for expertise which can be used to enhance the lives & prospects of people and their communities. See the University Strategy.
Academically the University is organised into three faculties: the Business School; Engineering, Computing & Creative Industries; and Health, Life & Social Sciences.
Our 17,264 students are made up as follows:
We are a truly international University with over 4,000 international students on campus, and around 3,500 students on courses delivered with our partners in China, Hong Kong, India and Singapore.
A study of last summer's graduates showed that 93.6% of our students are in jobs or further study six months after graduating (HESA 2012).
Edinburgh Napier is the only UK University to offer a programme which develops the employability skills sought by employers, called Confident Futures. Edinburgh Napier’s Employer Mentoring Programme was awarded Mentoring Project of the Year at the Scottish Mentoring Network conference 2011.
We have a total of 1,644 members of staff: 1,055 faculty based, and 589 working in our professional service departments.
Edinburgh Napier University has over 72,000 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 Christpher Brookmyre, Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies and Dr Lindsay Stewart OBE.
Research & consultancy
We have nine dedicated Institutes for Research & Innovation to streamline business access to our services and provide a rapid, responsive, customer focused service.
Commercially, the University has developed a number of successful spinout companies attracting substantial funding. These include CardioDigital, Micro Emissive Displays, Surfactant Solutions and Freelight Systems.
Facts & figures
Download a rundown of Edinburgh Napier’s key facts and figures for 2012/13.
For our financial figures, download the Annual Accounts.
For a full overview of the University, download our latest Annual Review 2010/11.