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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Talks between North and South Korea have led to the rogue North agreeing to send a delegation to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Reuters

The Winter Olympics and the two Koreas: how sport diplomacy could save the world

North Korea sending a delegation to this year's Winter Olympics in South Korea may be a global shadow puppet show – or it might help thaw the frozen relations between the two countries.
An asylum appeal court: a judge’s view. Rebecca Rotter

Inside Britain’s asylum appeal system – what it’s like to challenge the Home Office

Inconsistencies in how judges handle appeal cases and different levels of legal provision around the country can leave asylum seekers facing a lottery.
US President Donald Trump stamped his inaugural speech with the promise of ‘America First’ – a slogan with an ominous past. Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

Trump’s ‘America first’ pledge has echoes of Rhodesia’s racist white nationalists

Rhodesia's white supremacists appealed to the white electorate by taking a stand against African liberation. Similarly, Donald Trump appealed to white Americans who feel overwhelmed by globalisation.
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.

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