Edinburgh is a world leader in infectious disease research and training

The University of Edinburgh is a world leader

By a number of measures the University of Edinburgh is one of the leading world universities. 

  • In the QS World University Ranking 2016/2016 results just released, the University of Edinburgh is ranked 5th in the UK, and has now risen to 19th in the world in the for research and teaching. 
  • In the 2014 Research Exercise Framework, the research power of the University of Edinburgh was ranked fourth out of all universities in the UK, with submissions from over 120 members of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases included.
    • In the submission for Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science, jointly with Scotland's Rural College. Edinburgh was was ranked as top in the UK, with ~ 74% of research rated as 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading'.
    • In the School of Biological Sciences, 91% of research output was rated of international standard, and 56% was classed as 'world-leading' in its originality and significance, ranking Edinburgh 3rd of UK universities. 
  • Over the calendar year to the end of July 2014, Edinburgh Infectious Diseases members have been awarded ~£29M in competitive grants, accounting for more than 10% of the University of Edinburgh's research income.

There have been major new initiatives in infectious disease across the University and associated Institutes.  Edinburgh now hosts one of the greatest critical masses of infectious disease researchers in the UK, and indeed globally.  

Day-to-day research and teaching of infectious diseases is carried out within specialised units in individual locations. The focus of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is on long-range and strategic issues affecting infectious disease research, promoting high-level collaboration and cohesion between basic, clinical and veterinary scientists, together with leaders in key disciplines such as genomics, genetics, immunology, cell biology and epidemiology.

Find out more about who we are and the focus of our research in these links.

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