University of Edinburgh, 30 Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9DL, UK

University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1582. It was the fourth university to be established in Scotland, and is one of the oldest universities in the United Kingdom. The University of Edinburgh is ranked amongst the best in the world. The Times Higher Education Supplement ranks the university 20th in the world, as well as the best university in Scotland and one of the five best in the UK. Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, located in the northern part of the United Kingdom. It is a beautiful and historic city. The Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and there are over 4,500 listed buildings in the city. The various University departments and residences are located all over the city. Edinburgh is famous for the Edinburgh Festival, a collection of arts and cultural festivals held each year in August. The Festival attracts visitors from all over the world and is considered the largest cultural event in the world.