About the University

We aim to shape a better world through education, research and innovation. In doing so, we enable individuals and communities to flourish.

Our person-centred approach to learning makes us stand out from other universities, along with our focus on making society better. Our academic offering also distinguishes us. We dedicate ourselves to subjects where we can offer a distinctive offering - in healthcare; social sciences; creative arts; business, management and enterprise; and primary and secondary teaching.

Outward looking, we have strong ethos of partnership and collaboration. At our modern campus, we benefit from easy access to the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland’s vibrant and historic capital city.

We are pioneers in inclusiveness and we embrace people from all backgrounds. Social justice is central to our values.

In this section of our website, you can find out about the history of the university, along with information about governance, the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, the senior leadership team and our collaborative partners. You will also find practical information including travel and transport information and policy and strategy documents. You can read about our innovative campus and our commitment to sustainability.

Founded in 1875, the institution that became Queen Ƶt University provided education for working class women at a time when society made that challenging. Society, and the institution, have evolved significantly but this original commitment to making education open to all still inspires us.

If you are considering studying at Queen Ƶt University, you should look at the Study Here section of this site.

See also the section of our site showing how our research and knowledge exchangeis focused on making a real practical impact on everyday life.