Edinburgh Napier University

History

  • 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.
  • In 2014 Edinburgh Napier University celebrated its 50th birthday
  • 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.
  • On 25 February 2009, Napier University re-launched as Edinburgh Napier University. This was the culmination of a lengthy process of parliamentary approval and is a landmark in the University's history.
  • The University’s Building Performance Centre was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2009 for Higher and Further Education.

Location and Transport

  • 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 three main campuses in Edinburgh at Merchiston, Craiglockhart and Sighthill.
  • Frequent local bus services to every campus.