About Us

Who we are         

Edinburgh Napier is the #1 Modern University in Scotland (THE World University Rankings 2023) and a Top 10 UK Modern University (Time/Sunday Times GUG 2023). We are also the #1 University in Edinburgh for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2020, 2021 & 2022), the top Scottish modern university for research power and research impact (REF 2021) and we were the only Scottish university to be shortlisted for the 2022 Times Higher Education’s prestigious University of the Year award. 

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. 

Jump in. Let’s build a better future together.

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.

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

We're working to minimise both our wider and legacy carbon footprint and influence sustainable practices within and beyond our campuses. 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.