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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
  • Registered students

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.

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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