Our Research

A dynamic hub of creative innovation, we are proactively invested in how art, the history of art, design, film, music and architecture can impact the world.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is deeply embedded in our research community and we are holding a prestigious Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of this.
Our multifaceted research funding portfolio reflects the scale and modalities of our research, attracting funding from UK and International Research Councils for major collaborative and challenge-led projects.
The University art collections, musical instruments, rare books, and manuscripts support our world-leading teaching and research. Our Talbot Rice Gallery plays a key role in artistic research and our culture of impact and engagement.
We submitted 344 outputs by 106 researchers to the last UK Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), placing in the top 15 for each of our disciplines.

Research highlights


Research, Knowledge Exchange and Impact (RKEI) Office

Email: ECA.rkeo@ed.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 2835