Edinburgh, University of at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
Private university in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was founded as a college under Presbyterian auspices in 1583 and achieved university status c.1621 after a school of divinity was added. Schools of medicine and law were added in the early 18th cent., and faculties of music, science, arts, social sciences, and veterinary medicine were subsequently added. The university has produced a long line of eminent cultural figures, incl. Sir W. Scott, J. S. Mill, T. Carlyle, C. Darwin, R. L. Stevenson, and A. G. Bell. Current enrollment is about 18,000.