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The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583, making it one of Scotland's ancient universities. The University offers over 600 first degree programmes, which includes over 300 joint degree combinations, spread across some 100 academic disciplines. More than 22,000 students study here, from all over the world and from a variety of backgrounds. The University has 22 Schools in three Colleges: Humanities & Social Science, Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, and Science & Engineering.

The top 20 universities in the world

The 2013/14 QS World University Rankings now includes King's College London, University of Edinburgh and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne amongst the top 20 universities to study at.

The rankings are based on data covering four areas—research, teaching and internationalization. It also currently considers over 2,000 universities, and ranks over 700. The rankings are compiled using the following six indicators: Academic reputation, Employer reputation, Faculty/student ratio, Citations per faculty, International faculty ratio and international student ratio.