Edinburgh’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine ‘One Medicine, One Health’ strategy is built upon integration of research from bench to bedside and from process to population. In the College’s submissions to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, Veterinary Medicine was ranked 1st in the UK, Medicine was ranked in the top 5, Neuroscience was ranked 3rd and Social Work and Social Policy was 3rd.
The College has five major Research Institutes. Each institute has over 500 members of staff and postgraduate research students. They are: The Queen’s Medical Research Institute (QMRI), The MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, The Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, Edinburgh Neuroscience, and The Roslin Institute. The QMRI is home to the MRC Centres of Inflammation Research, Regenerative Medicine, and Reproductive Health.
Edinburgh is also home to The School of Biological Sciences which is one of the largest Biology departments in the UK and is at the leading edge in teaching, research and innovation. Independent rankings such as the Times Higher Education consistently place Edinburgh amongst the top 25 universities in the world for biological sciences.