Top Universities in Edinburgh

List of top leading universities in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK:

University of Edinburgh
- The University is ranked 20th in the world in the THE-QS World University Rankings 2009, confirming its position as a world leader in higher education.
- In the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, Edinburgh was ranked in the Top 5 in the UK and No. 1 in Scotland by volume of 4* 'world-leading' research. The RAE was conducted jointly by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and the Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland (DEL).

Edinburgh Napier University
- The University has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for 2009. This is the first occasion in the history of the University that it has received this highly prestigious prize, which is awarded biennially to reward universities and colleges that demonstrate work of a world-class standard of excellence.
- It has been ranked as the best modern university in Scotland by the Guardian University Guide 2009.

Heriot-Watt University
- Ranked 356th among the world's top universities in the QS World University Rankings 2010.
- In the Guardian University Guide 2010, the University is placed 22nd in the UK out of 118 institutions, and 5th in Scotland. In terms of particular subject rankings, Heriot-Watt is in the top 10 for Modern Languages, the top 15 for Economics and the top 20 for Business & Management.

Queen Margaret University
- The University is highly regarded for innovative, relevant, practice and policy informing research and scholarship across a wide range of disciplines.
- It is ranked 63rd out of 118 institutions in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2011).

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