Edinburgh Napier University
Established in 1964, the Edinburgh Napier University is a publically-owned institution for higher education in Edinburgh, Scotland. Founded as Napier Technical College, the institution started operating with 800 students enrolled for courses like cabinet making, chemistry, engineering, and boat building. It was granted the university status in the year 1992 as Napier University. Institution's name was changed four times before it finally adopted the current title in 2009. Named after John Napier, the designer of the decimal point and logarithms, the university is affiliated to MillionPlus. It also has affiliations from the European University Association (EUA), Universities UK and Universities Scotland.
The university has three campuses: Sighthill, Merchiston, and Craiglockhart. The Sighthill Campus consists of a 5-storey learning resource center, a clinical skills suite, 3 IT-enabled seminar and lecture theatres, 25 technoscientific classrooms and clinical laboratories. It also has the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy Edinburgh. The Craiglockhart Campus houses the law and business schools and buildings of Craiglockhart Hydropathic Hospital. It also incorporates an extensive library, two lecture auditoria, language and computing labs. University's third campus in Merchiston is home to the Schools of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, Arts and Creative Industries. It also includes a 500-seater Computing Centre, a computer game laboratory, broadcast newsroom, and several professional music studios.
The university library renders a wealth of printed and digital resources for teaching, learning, and research. The university houses about 1500 students over four sites in Orwell Terrace, Bainfield, The Student Housing Company, and Slateford Road. The residences are close to entertainment hubs, shopping complexes, and recreational centers. Also, they are well-connected to university campuses via public transport.
The academic structure of the university is divided into six specialist schools and 7 Institutes of Research and Innovation. The university offers a plethora of programs in accounting, education, law, arts, applied sciences, engineering, business, tourism, management, health, social service, and computer science. It also extends a range of courses in creative studies such as graphic design, music, communication, publishing, filming, acting, and product design. Students can pursue different degree programs on-campus or online.
Edinburgh Napier has academic partnerships with several universities in China, India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Myanmar and other countries of the world. These partnerships facilitate students and faculty exchange programs for enhanced learning and international exposure. It has an ethnically diverse student population with 19,500 students including 9,500 international students from about 140 countries. It has 802 academic staff members, who are masters of their subjects. The administrative wing comprises of 562 members.
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