The University of Edinburgh was awarded £250 million to fund its pioneering research in 2011-12 – this is a 37% increase over the previous year. The amount is a record for any Scottish university, beating the £249m awarded to Edinburgh in 2008-9. The investment – won in competition with other universities and research centres – supports work across a range of disciplines, including medicine, veterinary medicine, science, engineering and the humanities. The awards are made from a variety of sources, including government, industry, commerce and charities, with the largest award over the last year being £12.6m from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to Edinburgh University’s UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre. To read more click here.