University of Edinburgh

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities. It is globally recognised for its research, development and high-quality teaching, attracting some of the world’s leading thinkers to work and study. The University is one of the UK’s top five universities for research and its academics’ research achievements have global implications. Its scientists created Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal to be genetically cloned from an adult cell. The University developed the first genetically engineered hepatitis B vaccine, pioneered the first automated industrial assembly robot, and devised technology used in today’s smartphones. It is working towards many more historic firsts. With one of the most diverse populations of any Scottish University, two thirds of the world’s nationalities are represented in a student body of more than 31,000

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People walk through the London Stock Exchange lobby. Will the excesses of big business become more prominent in post-Brexit UK? Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

Controlling big business in a post-Brexit world: Can the UK cope alone?

The UK's free market orientation and its strong tendency towards short-termism and impatient capital could have significant adverse effects on the economy in the long run.
Differential treatment between international and local aid workers may undermine international aid programs. lculig/www.shutterstock.com

Mind the gap in local and international aid workers’ salaries

In the humanitarian aid and development sector, local staff are paid less and receive fewer benefits than their expatriate colleagues, even when they do similar work and have similar qualifications.
Décimée par l'attaque du 7 janvier 2015, l'équipe survivante de « Charlie Hebdo » ne cède rien. Jacques Demarthon/AFP

Un an après Charlie, les Français en quête de renouveau

Un an après l’attaque contre « Charlie Hebdo », la France a plus que jamais besoin de nouvelles idées et de nouveaux dirigeants politiques pour sortir d’une crise politique qui dure.
Muhammadu Buhari has finally put in place a cabinet that can get on with the job of running the country. EPA/Deji Yake

The strategic business of running Nigeria can now begin

President Buhari's cabinet selection brings hope. The major challenge now is to delivery on his promise to fight corruption, restructure Nigeria's economy and reduce poverty.
Former Chadian leader Hissène Habré reacts as he is escorted by Senegalese police into the Palais de Justice in Dakar, Senegal, on July 20. He is accused of crimes against humanity and mass murder. EPA

Chadian dictator’s tactics mimic script of former rulers facing criminal charges

Former Chadian President Hissène Habré's disruption of his trial, questioning its authority over him, is a tried and tested defence strategy used by revolutionaries and rulers for eons.

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