State-of-the-art environments

The CDT is hosted by the School of Informatics, which has an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching. 

The School includes over 100 faculty, 200 postdocs and 350 PhD students.  Aside from NLP, it is internationally renowned for its contributions to machine learning, cognitive science, robotics, and databases. 

The School is housed in the award winning Informatics Forum, a building designed to foster innovation and to facilitate the interaction between a diverse set of research groups through an unique open design around a central atrium.

CDT NLP student cohorts may be located between the Forum, Wilkie or the Bayes Centre, a purpose-built £40M multi-disciplinary hub that co-locates researchers in informatics and mathematics with R&D staff from industrial partners.

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is physically located in the adjacent Dugald Stewart Building, which together with the Informatics Forum and the Bayes Centre covers a city block in central Edinburgh’s technology corridor.

Student Disability Services - support for Postgraduate Research Students

As a PGR student, much of your work will be independent and self-directed.  However, the Student Disability Service can still offer you support in relation to your studies.  For more details: Student Disability Service

British Sign Language 

The University of Edinburgh has developed a plan for supporting the use of British Sign Language in University activities.  For more details: BSL


School of Informatics


Forum Tour

Bayes Centre

School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences