University of Edinburgh reveals value to economy

Published: 31 December 2018

The University of Edinburgh has shown its strength as a powerhouse of the Scottish economy. In its latest annual report, the university gives details of an institution with total income close to a billion pounds.

The internationally-acclaimed seat of learning brought in nearly £500 million in revenue from fees and grants in 2018. The total number of students was 41,312, including online distance learning, up from 33,110 in 2014. The university made over £312 million in tuition fees in 2018 plus over £186 million in funding from various funding authorities.

The university has consistently ranked among the top universities in the world for research and has been a pioneer of discoveries and scientific breakthroughs. It is firmly committed to ‘influencing globally’ and ‘contributing locally’, which is why it is leading partnerships with industry...

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