Edinburgh Uni earns £17.5m through investments

Edinburgh university's Pollock Halls. Pic: Jane Barlow.
Edinburgh university's Pollock Halls. Pic: Jane Barlow.
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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.”