With one of the UK’s highest student populations, first class public education facilities and private schools, Edinburgh has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence. Many students opt to stay after their studies, and the constant stream of emerging talent is highly attractive for businesses.
The University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics UK ranking (12th globally) - 2017.
The University of Edinburgh’s UK ranking (27th globally) - 2018.
Universities and further education colleges.
Students, including 17,750 from overseas, the highest proportion of any UK city.
The percentage of Edinburgh’s population who hold a degree or professional qualification, the highest of any UK city.