University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is globally recognised for its research, development and innovation and has been providing students with world-class teaching for more than 425 years (ranked 20th best university in the World, 5th in UK, 1st in Scotland). The School of Engineering was ranked third in the last Research Assessment Exercise (HEFCE) in terms of quality and volume of research activities among Engineering Schools in the United Kingdom, after the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford.

IDCORE Field trip - Offshore Renewable Energy

IDCORE Researchers during Orkney field trip

Researchers from the Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy and the Institute for Energy Systems had a fantastic week of visiting renewable energy sites, learning more about the industry and getting to know their colleagues from different cohorts. The group visited Whitelee wind farm, National Renewable Energy Centre, Aquamarine Power, Pelamis Wave Power, and European Marine Energy Centre.

Professor Peter Fraenkel MBE Visiting Professor at Edinburgh is awarded the Scottish Government's Saltire Prize Medal

Professor Peter Fraenkel MBE, Visiting Professor at University of Edinburgh

Professor Peter Fraenkel MBE, Visiting Professor at University of Edinburgh, is the third recipient of the Scottish Government's Saltire Prize Medal. The award is for his outstanding contribution to the development of tidal energy over three decades.

Research Facilities

The innovative and multi-disciplinary training is supplemented by utilising unique testing experimental facilities, offshore measurement systems, accelerated fatigue testing facilities, survey vessels, and field study areas.

Dr Vince Cable visiting the Edinburgh Wave Tank Facility in 2011


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