The University is backing a student-led charity dedicated to improving education in Africa.
A search engine that raises money for The Turing Trust has been installed on a number of computers across campus.
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Support for African IT charity made easy
A solar-powered purification system could provide remote parts of India with clean drinking water for the first time.
Researchers at Edinburgh are developing low-cost, low-energy technology to decontaminate sewage water in villages.
The initiative will not only provide safer drinking water, but could also help reduce the spread of disease.
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Semester 2 has officially started. Welcome to all of our returning students & new students starting this January! #drawntoedinburgh
Experts have received £24m to investigate serious lung infections caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which are estimated to affect more than 30 million children under five each year. There are no specific treatments for RSV and there is no vaccine.

Led by Professor Harish Nair at The University of Edinburgh, the RSV Consortium in Europe (RESCEU) – aims to make a fundamental...
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£24m grant to probe deadly lung infections
Calling all music lovers! We need you for the first ever attempt to capture a nation's music scene. The UK Live Music Census will run for 24 hours from noon on Thursday 9 March.

The census is led by academics from the Reid School of Music – part of Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh – in collaboration with International Centre for Music Studies Newcastle University and...
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World’s first national live music census announced
Olympic medallist Gemma Gibbons is backing an initiative that uses smartphone technology to encourage healthier lifestyles among teenagers.

Gemma, who won silver in judo at the 2012 London Games, met high school pupils who are trialling a personalised system designed to improve knowledge and promote healthy behaviour.
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A final year student at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies has been recognised for her contribution to education and learning in vet medicine.

Lauren Krueger is thought to be the first undergraduate vet student in the UK to receive an Associate Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy.
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Vet student makes mark in teaching
Massive Open Online Course by the University of Edinburgh

Statistics: Unlocking the World of Data
Many congratulations to the seven University of Edinburgh staff members who have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
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Staff recognised in New Year’s Honours
Happy New Year to all of our students, staff & friends!
Wishing all our staff, students & alumni a Merry Christmas!
Most University buildings will be closed from 5pm on Friday 23 December 2016 to 9am on Wednesday 4 January 2017.
University of Edinburgh Libraries and Museums have special opening hours for those wishing to study during the winter break.
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Festive holidays | Closure information
Scottish Government announces increased support for 2017 postgrads & continued support for EU postgraduate students. [ Link ]

Increased support for 2017 postgrads
The University of Edinburgh is ranked first for Sports Science on the The Complete University Guide for 2017.
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Take some time to relax and colour our snowy The University of Edinburgh scenes on #DrawnToEdinburgh

Seasons Greetings from the University of Edinburgh
Canine Concern Scotland Trust is offering therapy sessions in student halls of residence. The approved therapy pets, dubbed ‘Therapets’, are helping students reduce stress levels during exam time.
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Pet therapy offers students home comforts
A new Political Settlements Research Programme about empowering women to bring lasting peace in Syria and the Middle East.

The scheme will engage the United Nations, governments and special agencies to give women more opportunity to be key participants in establishing peace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The University of Edinburgh academics are key members of the project...
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Project empowers women to bring peace to Middle East
Nobel Prize winner Prof Sir Fraser Stoddart will deliver a lecture on the design and synthesis of molecular machines based on the mechanical bond.

The lecture will take place at King's Buildings, tomorrow Friday 16 December, 10 - 11am. All welcome.
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Nobel Lecture - Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart
Beautiful and festive designs from our students and staff for this year's Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh Christmas card competition.

Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) students and staff were invited to submit designs on the theme of "12 days of Christmas". The 12 winning designs have been made into a limited edition set of cards and were sent out as the official cards...
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