About Us

Who we are         

Edinburgh Napier is the #1 Modern University in Scotland (THE World University Rankings 2023) and a Top 10 UK Modern University (Times/Sunday Times GUG 2023). We have also been voted the #1 University in Edinburgh for overall student satisfaction for four years in a row (NSS 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023) and we are the top Scottish modern university for research power and research impact (REF 2021).

We’re here to make a difference. We’re here to support big dreams and bright ideas. We’re here to provide education, support, resources, connections, advice, late-night coffees and bags of encouragement. 

Whether you’re a prospective student or staff member, industry partner or graduate employer, you’ve come to the right place. 

Jump in. Let’s build a better future together.

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A great location

We have three campuses in Edinburgh offering advanced facilities for learning, teaching and research. Based in an iconic, prosperous city and a stunning, ambitious, forward-thinking country, Edinburgh Napier is a great place to live, work and study.

Academic and research excellence

Edinburgh Napier comprises six schools with an international focus, each committed to growing our academic reputation, delivering an excellent personalised student experience and building innovation, enterprise and citizenship.

Values and strategy

"Our vision is compelling – to be an enterprising and innovative community, renowned internationally, with an unrivalled student learning experience."
Professor Andrea Nolan, Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Environmental sustainability

Edinburgh Napier University has been named the top university in Scotland for environmental sustainability and ethics for the second consecutive year, according to the 2022 People and Planet University League. Find out what we're doing to achieve net carbon zero in our operations by 2030.

Learn more

Each year, we host a public update about Edinburgh Napier's people, research and strategic objectives.

This update offers you more in-depth information about who we are, what makes us distinctive, and how we are working to make everyday differences to the lives of people in our local community, in Scotland, and in the world.