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An overview of our structure and governance, including links to all of our member subjects, centres and groups.

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Our Structure

A history of our school and its links to pioneering feminist and pacifist, Chrystal Macmillan.

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Information on our policies relating to equality and diversity, privacy, sustainability and quality assurance.

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Browse our events calendar to find upcoming events within our school, subjects, centres and groups.

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Contact Us

Get in touch with us via email, telephone or social media. Visit us in person at the Chrystal Macmillan Building.

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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 the threat of serious healthcare problems among refugee populations.

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 8 July 2019.

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 taking part in academic and cultural events.

Professor Nicola McEwen announced as Senior Fellow for UK in a Changing Europe

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has announced the University of Edinburgh’s Professor Nicola McEwen as one of nine new Senior Fellows for the UK in a Changing Europe (UKICE) project.