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ARCHITECTURAL experts at Edinburgh University have agreed to build a miniature Iron Age broch to help the Caithness Broch Project, backed by The…

Edinburgh University experts pitch in with boost for Caithness Broch Project

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We’re getting into the festive spirit with our Christmas tree lights being switched on in the Old College quad.
Good luck to all of our students in this year's examinations starting today!
Glad to hear that our new student residence Holyrood North got an award at last night's Property Week Student Accommodation Awards. [ Edin.ac Link ]

Holyrood North - Residence Hall

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Student researchers have secured $100,000 from e-commerce giant Amazon.com to help create a state-of-the-art social robot that can talk to people.

The Edinburgh team – called Edina – is one of 12 groups awarded funding from Amazon to compete in the company’s inaugural Alexa Prize Challenge. [ Edin.ac Link ]

Team’s talking robot aims for $1.5m prize

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Social sciences student James Turing has received more than $4,500 to support a computer lab built from a recycled shipping container.

James, who is completing a PhD at the University’s School of Social and Political Science, is being backed by the Clinton Global Initiative University Innovation Fund. James is founder of The Turing Trust, which is named in honour of his great uncle, the...
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Student’s Kenyan solar bid scoops award

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Our 2016 Carol Service begins at 6pm tonight featuring The Edinburgh University Singers, the Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers and University Organist John Kitchen.

Watch the live stream via our website: [ Edin.ac Link ]

Community invited to Carol Service

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Max Born, Nobel Laureate and former Tait Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University, has been honoured with a commemorative plaque recognising his achievements.

The plaque, by Historic Environment Scotland, has been unveiled by the University Principal at Born's former home at 84 Grange Loan, close to King's Buildings the University's science campus.
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A leading physicist has been honoured with a commemorative plaque.

The tribute recognises the achievements of Max Born, #Nobel Laureate and former Tait Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University.

In this short video, Max Born's grandson Sebastian explains the significance of the time spent by his Grandfather in Edinburgh.

Plaque tribute for physics pioneer

The tribute recognises the achievements of Max Born, Nobel Laureate and former Tait Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. The plaqu...

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The interdisciplinary group of students HYPED has entered the second installment of the SpaceX competition to design the futuristic system, known as the Hyperloop.

The system – the brainchild of billionaire inventor Elon Musk – could allow land-based transportation at speeds of up to 750mph. [ Edin.ac Link ]

Students design transport of the future

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Muslims in Scotland are more likely to be in higher education or self-employed than the population as a whole, a study shows.
Researchers from The Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre analysed data from the 2001 Census – when a question of religion was introduced – and the subsequent Census of 2011, giving a unique statistical insight into the Scottish Muslim experience.
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The University of Edinburgh's annual St Andrew's Night concert will take place on Wednesday 30 November 2016 at 7.30pm at the The Playfair Library Hall.

The annual celebration of music and song is open to all, with free admission.
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Leading musicians mark St Andrew’s Day

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An interview with the artist behind the Influence Machine - Tony Oursler.

The Influence Machine is an art installation that is on in the George Square Gardens until 26 November as part of the University’s digital arts programme. It captures the haunting atmosphere of magic lanterns, Victorian light shows, camera obscura and parlour tricks, while embracing the fully networked,...
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Free event What Does President Trump Mean? A discussion on 25 November. All welcome.

As Donald Trump begins his transition from President-elect to President a team of experts from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology discusses just what this means.
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What Does President Trump Mean?

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Our new Climate Strategy aims for us to halve our relative carbon footprint by 2025 and be zero carbon by 2040.

We also consider a whole institution approach that includes research and teaching to be critical.

Learn more about our targets:
The Influence Machine by Tony Oursler will open tonight in George Square Gardens. It is a free and unticketed event that will run from 23 to 26 November.

Coming to Scotland for the first time, The Influence Machine is an internationally acclaimed immersive outdoor sculptural experience.
Zero by 2040 is the University’s new Climate Strategy, which aims for the institution to halve its relative carbon footprint by 2025 and be zero carbon by 2040.

It includes a £2.75 million initiative is to help deliver staff and students’ ideas to make the University carbon neutral.
Congratulations to everyone graduating at our winter ceremonies!

Tony Oursler, film and video artist and Robert Madelin, the former director general of the European Commission’s Directorate for communications networks, content and technology are among those receiving honorary awards. #madeinedinburgh

Watch the live stream here: [ Edin.ac Link ]

Winter graduations

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