It was the only department in the UK awarded the top 5*A rating in Computer Science in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. With 87.1 research active staff submitted for assessment, we are also the UK's biggest research group in this area.
We received a top excellent rating in the most recent SHEFC Teaching Quality Assessment exercise. Edinburgh came top in the last two Research Assessment Exercises (RAE). RAE 2008 results have confirmed Edinburgh's position as the largest and best Informatics research centre in the UK.
The various institutes in The School of Informatics have come together and are now housed under one roof in the new £40 million Informatics Forum Building
The School of Informatics is based within the College of Science and Engineering