About Us

Who we are         

Edinburgh Napier is the #1 Modern University in Scotland (THE World University Rankings 2024). We have also been voted the #1 University in Edinburgh for overall student satisfaction for four years in a row (NSS 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023) and we are the top Scottish modern university for research power and research impact (REF 2021). We are also a top 5 UK modern university for career prospects (Guardian University Guide 2024).

We’re here to make a difference. We’re here to support big dreams and bright ideas. We’re here to provide education, support, resources, connections, advice, late-night coffees and bags of encouragement. 

Whether you’re a prospective student or staff member, industry partner or graduate employer, you’ve come to the right place. 

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

Values and strategy

"Our vision is compelling – to be an enterprising and innovative community, renowned internationally, with an unrivalled student learning experience."
Professor Andrea Nolan, Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Environmental sustainability

Edinburgh Napier University was named the top university in Scotland for environmental sustainability and ethics by the People and Planet University League 2021 & 2022. Find out what we're doing to achieve net carbon zero in our operations by 2030.

Learn more

Each year, we host a public update about Edinburgh Napier's people, research and strategic objectives.

This update offers you more in-depth information about who we are, what makes us distinctive, and how we are working to make everyday differences to the lives of people in our local community, in Scotland, and in the world.