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Royal visit gives seal of approval to data science and AI centre

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has officially opened a world-leading centre of expertise in data science and artificial intelligence (AI). The University of Edinburgh’s Bayes Centre aims to...

£5m gift supports bid to ensure digital benefits work for all

Global investment firm Baillie Gifford has pledged £5m to support research into the ethical challenges posed by the growing use of data and artificial intelligence. A research programme based...

Data-Driven Innovation lead announced

Jarmo Eskelinen has been named as Director of the Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) initiative, a key part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. The former DJ...

Universities unveil City Region Deal plan to tackle digital skills gap

The University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University have launched a major initiative that includes plans to improve digital skills across south east Scotland. The new venture is set to...

New data science Graduate Apprenticeship with Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Workers of the future will be able to get a degree in data science through a Graduate Apprenticeship in a first for Scotland. In May, global accounting and business...

University of Edinburgh launches Fellowships in Data-Driven Innovation

One of the UK’s leading universities has announced plans to appoint 30 highly prestigious Chancellor’s Fellowships in Data-Driven Innovation. The University of Edinburgh is aiming to attract academics across...

Ministers’ visit puts seal on City Region Deal

In August, UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited the University of Edinburgh to formally agree the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region...

Pioneering partnership set to deliver world-class learning in the digital age

In May, Midlothian Council launched a pioneering Digital Centre of Excellence at Newbattle Community High School. In a unique partnership between Midlothian Council and the University of Edinburgh, the...
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