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Welcome to the Academy of Government, the University of Edinburgh's interface between the academy and the professional world of public policy.

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Our Mission

The Academy's purpose is to prepare students and professionals for leadership roles in public policy; to foster dialogue between academics and the community of practice; and to produce and disseminate knowledge and research on major public policy issues.

Our Structure

The Academy of Government's directorate and teaching team represent a diverse and growing community of scholars and practitioners widely recognised for their teaching and research expertise.

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The Academy is located on George Square, at the heart of the University, with dedicated research and student space. The Academy also has offices close to the Scottish Parliament, just off Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

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