The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities. Founded in 1583, has been changing the world for more than 400 years
Famous alumni include historical greats, such as Joseph Black, who discovered carbon dioxide, philosopher David Hume, whose ideas laid the foundations of contemporary throught and Sir James Young Simpson, who discovered chloroform.
Research has also led to the cloning of Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be genetically cloned from an adult somatic cell, the first genetically engineered hepatitis B vaccine and the first automated industrial assembly robot.
The University’s dynamic research culture includes a strong focus on translational medicine – turning research from the laboratory into tangible treatments for patients.
The Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine is one of a number of new state-of-the-art facilities – totaling £300 million – across the University’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Here translational research is focused on stem cells, disease and tissue repair to advance human health.