Edinburgh Napier nurture talent and create knowledge that shapes communities all around the world. The University combines professional know-how with an academic approach and work-related learning to help its students succeed beyond university. Meanwhile, its research works to improve lives in Scotland and across the globe.
Now home to nearly 20,000 students from over 140 countries, Edinburgh Napier first welcomed 800 students as Napier Technical College in 1964, becoming Edinburgh Napier University in 2009. The university is named after John Napier, the brilliant 16th-century mathematician who invented logarithms and the decimal point; his first home is still part of the university’s Merchiston campus.