University of Edinburgh in world’s top 500

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EDINBURGH University has been named in the top 500 global universities producing the highest number of millionaires.

Research by SPEARS’s magazine in association with ­leading wealth consultancy company WealthInsight found that a degree in engineering produces more millionaires than any other course.

Other “vocational” subjects like law and accounting also breed millionaires, though not necessarily in their fields.

UK universities produced the second highest number of millionaires in the world after the USA, according to the study.

Edinburgh was placed 115th in the international league table. A total of 42 UK universities were listed in the top 500. Oxford was the highest-placed at sixth, with Cambridge ninth, London School of Economics 27th and Glasgow 267th.