EDINBURGH University earned as much through investments and endowments last year as all other Scottish universities combined.
Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show the university earned £17.5 million, 39 per cent up on the previous year and almost equal to the £19.5m earned jointly by its 17 competitors.
And Edinburgh also captured a third (£200m) of research grants and contracts in Scotland in 2012-13 and a fifth (£204m) of funding body grants.
Net income was £737m, way ahead of its nearest competitor, Glasgow University, with £468m.
Last week, Edinburgh was named as Scotland’s sole representative in the top 100 of the annual World Reputation Rankings, a league table based on the opinions of senior academics.
A spokeswoman for Edinburgh University said: “The university’s strong financial performance enables us to deliver world-leading research and to focus on the quality of the experience we provide for our students.”