Edinburgh named Best University in Scotland
17 June 2020
The University of Edinburgh has been named as the 20th best university in the world and the best in Scotland following the publication of the QS World University Rankings 2021.
Academically, Edinburgh holds a strong reputation for medicine and science, being home to numerous discoveries and inventions such as anaesthetic, penicillin and the telephone. The University also has the oldest Department of English Literature in the UK, and scores highly for humanities.
The QS methodology is based on employer and academic reputation, class size, research output and international and student numbers, and is recognised as one of the most highly regarded international league tables in the world.