University description (as per official university website)
With over 23,000 students, 5,800 from an international background and about 137 nationalities, Edinburgh University has a very cosmopolitan and diverse student community.
The University’s mission is the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and understanding. As a leading international centre of academic excellence, the University has as its core mission:
to sustain and develop its position as a research and teaching institution of the highest international quality and to benchmark its performance against world-class standards;
to provide an outstanding educational environment, supporting study across a broad range of academic disciplines and serving the major professions;
to produce graduates equipped for high personal and professional achievement;
to contribute to society, promoting health, economic and cultural wellbeing.
As a great civic university, Edinburgh especially values its intellectual and economic relationship with the Scottish community that forms its base and provides the foundation from which it will continue to look to the widest international horizons, enriching both itself and Scotland.