Edinburgh has been named one of the best places to live and work in the UK. This historical city is notable for its fine Georgian and Victorian architecture, striking parks and remarkable skyline.

Here, you'll find a royal palace, a cliff-top castle and an extinct volcano – all in the heart of the city.

With four universities, major international arts festivals, world class galleries, theatres and concert halls, Edinburgh has a modern dynamism within its historic streets. People from all over the world have settled here, with a strong ethnic flavour to the bars, caf├ęs and restaurants. It has all the advantages of a major European capital.

Edinburgh is also a city for business. It is the second largest financial centre in the UK with a thriving, diverse economy and a highly educated, motivated workforce. Several major global financial institutions - banks, insurance companies, investment houses and brokers - have their HQs in Edinburgh.

This is a city where Dolly the Sheep, the world's first cloned mammal, was born, a city that is home to the most powerful computer in the UK (here in the University), a city that has developed the country's most vibrant bio-sciences sector. The University of Edinburgh Business School is right at home in this atmosphere of innovation and collaboration.


Beyond the city boundaries, Scotland is a land of rugged beauty, one of Europe's last great wildernesses with mountains, lochs and seven thousand miles of stunning coastline.

Within only a few miles of the School lies the rolling countryside of East Lothian, with beaches, villages and famous golf courses. Edinburgh's neighbouring cities boast plenty of attractions: St Andrew's golf courses, Glasgow's ship heritage and the various isles dotting around the country.

The landscape of this striking, diverse land could have been made for the outdoor sporting life. Skiing, surfing, hiking, mountain biking and kayaking are just some of the exhilarating activities on offer.