The new base will aid collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and its partners in education, business and government across Canada and the USA. It will also provide a point of contact for prospective students and help strengthen ties with the more than 20,000 Edinburgh alumni in North America .
The University enjoy links with North America that date from the 17th century. Universities across Canada and the US were established and influenced by those with an Edinburgh education.
Edinburgh is the most popular destination for UK-bound American students and is one of the top choices for Canadians choosing to study in the UK.
Scotland’s unique low carbon innovation and education hub – the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) – will also have a presence at the new New York base. ECCI brings together governments, businesses, communities, students and academics to meet the challenges of creating a low carbon future and providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, innovation, skills and expertise. ECCI is based within the University of Edinburgh’s School of Geosciences.