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For more than four centuries, our people and their achievements have rewritten history time and again. They’ve explored space, revolutionised surgery, published era-defining books, paved the way for life-saving medical breakthroughs and introduced to the world many inventions, discoveries and ideas from penicillin to Dolly the sheep. We believe that – more... anything is possible.

The latest Research Assessment Exercise has added to our international reputation, as we ranked 4th for Research Power, based on the quality and breadth of our research.

As a member of staff you will be part of one of the world's leading universities, located in the heart of one of the worlds finest cities. With 22 Schools spread over 3 Colleges that offer more than 500 undergraduate and 160 postgraduate courses to over 30,000 students each year. Professional services are critical to this success as well as our world-class teaching, research and student facilities. In fact, we are one of the biggest employers in Edinburgh, with over 13,000 staff spread across a wide range of academic and supporting roles.

As a world-changing, world-leading university we are an exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent, develop and reward success and integrate academic, professional and personal career goals, as well as give your career the benefit of a great and distinguished reputation.

Key facts about the University of Edinburgh:

* We are Scotland’s largest university: over 35,000 students and over 13,000 staff

* In 2014-15 £305 million new research awards up from (£270 million in 2013-14)

* Top 20 in the 2014/15 QS World Rankings

* Top 30 in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2015

REF 2014

o Scotland’s top-ranked research institution

o 83% of the University’s research activity is World Leading (*4) or Internationally Excellent (3*.)

o Edinburgh has been rated fourth in the UK for Research Power

o Edinburgh is also one of a select group of British universities to achieve outstanding results when demonstrating the impact of its research on wider society. More than half of its research in this category has been classed as 'world-leading'.
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