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As one of the largest schools within the University of Edinburgh, we are home to a wide range of subject areas and research centres. Our interdisciplinary focus cuts across traditional social science boundaries, creating a stimulating environment in which to work and study.

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New global network launched to improve health outcomes for refugees

The University of Edinburgh has spearheaded and is now, jointly with the University of the West of Scotland, leading a new international project to tackle

Professor Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o receives Degree of Doctor of Letters

World-renowned Kenyan writer and academic Professor Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters at the University of Edinburgh Graduation on

School of Social and Political Science (SPS) hosts European Conference on African Studies

The Centre of African Studies at SPS hosted Europe’s largest conference on African Studies, with 1,500 experts, policymakers, leaders and artists from across the world