Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) in Scotland has been around since 1964, though university status wasn’t achieved until nearly three decades later in 1992. Close to 20,000 students are part of three different campuses and broken down in categories for full-time students, those in student exchange, or transnational, programs, and those taking classes online.
Napier Technical College was the original name of the school, the name being given in honor of the inventor and decimal point, John Napier. Born over four centuries earlier, Napier’s statue remains a prominent part of the Merchiston campus, which happens to be the contemporary version of Napier’s actual estate.
Each of the campuses zeroes in on specific areas, with the Merchiston geared to ward those pursuing degrees in engineering, computing or artistic endeavours. At the Sighthill campus, students in the schools of both Applied Sciences and Health and Social Care have called this campus home since January 2011. The Craiglokhart campus serves as the home of ENU’s business school. While the structure is over a century old, it was given an architectural face-lift in 2004.