Edinburgh Napier University


  • Edinburgh Napier opened its doors as Napier Technical College in 1964, amalgamating with Napier College of Science & Technology and Edinburgh College of Commerce in 1974, before being awarded university status in 1992. The university name changed from Napier to Edinburgh Napier in February 2009.
  • Merchiston Campus is built around the site of the 13th-century Napier Tower, home of John Napier, the inventor of algorithms.
  • Craiglockhart Campus houses the War Poets Collection, a dedicated exhibition documenting the works of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon who met at Craiglockhart campus when it was used as a hospital for the treatment of shell-shocked officers during the First World War.
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  • Location
    Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders
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Academic specialism

A long-standing commitment to developing student employability through vocationally orientated programmes that meet the needs of students and the local community, including employers.
Edinburgh Napier University
219 Colinton Road
EH14 1DJ
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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+44 (0)8452 606040

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  • Based in Edinburgh, one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in the world (and home to around 100,000 students!)
  • Multi-campus modern university, based on five main campuses in the lively student areas of south west Edinburgh at Merchiston, Craighouse, Craiglockhart, Canaan Lane and Comely Bank.
  • Frequent bus service from one campus to another and into the city