University of Edinburgh was founded in 1582 and it is the sixth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland‘s ancient universities. Edinburgh University provides world-leading research and is known worldwide for their Medicine, Economics and Engineering courses. Numerous prominent figures such as inventor Alexander Graham Bell, famous author Arthur Conan Doyle, naturalist Charles Darwin, until the most recent Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, Peter Higgs are all Edinburgh University pride!
Heriot Watt University was established in 1821 as the world’s first mechanics institute. Heriot-Watt is also Scotland’s most international university with an unsurpassed international in-country presence and its heritage is rooted in providing solutions, both to the challenges of the day and in delivering relevant education to students. They are world renowned in areas as varied as petroleum engineering, actuarial and financial mathematics, photonics, translating and interpreting, logistics and business education. Heriot Watt University focuses on responding to the changing needs and contributing to the key issues facing modern society.
Queen Margaret University was founded in 1875, as The Edinburgh School of Cookery and Domestic Economy, by members of the Edinburgh Ladies’ Educational Association. The School was founded as a women-only institution, with aims of improving women’s access to higher education and improving the diets of working class families before the university was finally granted a university status in 2007. Throughout its history, the University has shown an extraordinary capacity to change and adapt in ways that have permitted it to keep abreast of society’s developments.
Edinburgh Napier University was established in 1964 as Napier Technological College and after several acquisition and merger, it has been granted a university status in 1982 and renamed as Edinburgh Napier University. The university stands out for its Business & Marketing, Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations, Law and Hospitality, Event management & Tourism. It was also awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2009 for Higher and Further Education. The award was made for ‘Innovative housing construction for environmental benefit and quality of life’, recognising the contribution made by the University’s Building Performance Centre towards improving sound insulation between attached dwellings.