University description (as per official university website)
We have a strong history of innovation and excellence and we celebrate our 40th Anniversary with clear ambitions for our future. We intend to be at the forefront of research and learning that helps to improve lives. Working with academic, commercial, public, private and voluntary sector partners we are one of the UK's leading research universities in the fields of health and well-being, the environment, culture and society, enterprise and the economy, and sport.
Students are at the heart of what we do and we are proud to provide them with one of the best all round student experiences in the UK. In learning and teaching, we work with our student community to deliver high quality programmes that produce intellectually able graduates who are highly sought by employers. We are ambitious for our students and flexible learning opportunities enable them to explore and discover new subjects and interests.
There is a vibrant and growing postgraduate community and we welcome students, researchers and staff from around the world. This gives our research and teaching a global outlook, while retaining a relevance to our Scottish culture and economy. Our staff and students enjoy recreational opportunities which are second to none, all based on what is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful campuses in Europe.