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Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is frequently chosen as one of the most desirable places to live in the world. It is the second most visited tourist destination in the UK because of its historical and cultural attractions. The city has long been a center of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, literature, philosophy, the sciences, and engineering. It is the second-largest financial center in the United Kingdom (after London).
Edinburgh has lots of shopping centers in the main city and in the outskirts also, according to all tastes and budgets from high street brands to exclusive designer studios. Also, it has many food outlets, so you won’t have trouble finding your favorite food from meats and fish to Organic veggies. The University also has its own shopping store, food centers by Student Union, which offers affordable food.
For entertainment, explore the city after dark. Edinburgh has an exciting Social life and nightlife with a number of bars, clubs, theaters, cinemas, and music venues throughout the city. Also, the University Students’ Association runs the city’s biggest student nightclub, Potter row. So you can enjoy yourself within the university too.
Edinburgh has a cool, temperate, maritime climate. As its position is between the coast and hills, it is also known as “the windy city”.
The University of Edinburgh is the sixth oldest university in the United Kingdom founded in the year 1582 and one of the ancient universities of Scotland. There are five main campuses of the university in the city of Edinburgh which involve many historical and architectural buildings.
The University of Edinburgh is ranked 4th in the UK and 20th in the World. A lot of the Master’s degrees are ranked in the top 10 in the world. It is one of the world’s top research-comprehensive universities for research power (Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions), with 83% of research activity classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
Edinburgh gets around 60,000 applications annually, making it the second most popular university in the United Kingdom by volume of applications. The university is a member of numerous prestigious academic organizations, including the Russell Group, the Coimbra Group, the Universities 21, and the League of European Research Universities, an association of 23 leading research universities in Europe. It has the third-largest endowment of any university in the UK, after the universities of Cambridge and Oxford.
The University supports students in every aspect of life at Edinburgh. You can study online or get a personal tutor. Every undergraduate and taught postgraduate student has a Personal Tutor, a member of the teaching staff who provides academic guidance and support. Your Personal Tutor is there to help you make the most of your studies as you progress through your university career.
The Teachers are highly qualified and experienced. They use their innovative thinking to teach you the best. The staff is friendly and supportive. The university keeps on doing events exploring creative learning and innovation at the University of Edinburgh.