Edinburgh Napier University’s expertise has impacted on culture and communities through research and teaching on creative industries, festival management, policing, life after military service, and recognition as a worldwide authority on tourism. 

Through our research and teaching, our students and staff engage directly with communities. As Scotland’s #1 modern university, our research aims to tackle today’s challenges and make a difference.  

We have dedicated research centres in: tourism; arts, media and culture; creative practice; mind and creativity; and military research, education and public engagement. We want to work in partnership with communities and cultural organisations to solve problems. That is why our pioneering applied expertise in these fields is sought worldwide.

Our Research Centres