In 1964 Napier Technical College was found and named John Napier who is an inventor of logarithms and the decimal point in 1550 from the medieval tower house of Merchiston Castle. Based on sighthill Edinburgh College of commerce was named as Napier College of Commerce and Technology, it is recognised as Central Institution. Once again in 1986, this institute was renamed as Napier Polytechnic. Later this place is announced as Naiper University, with a staff of 700.
In 1996, the university aquired new Faculty for Health science studies as a merger between the Scottish Borders College of Nursing and Lothian College of Health Studies. In February 2009 it became Edinburgh Napier University. This university has won 2 times Queens Anniversary Prize. Recently this university is recognized for Timber engineering.
Napier University Edinburgh has 6 specialist schools such as School of Applied Sciences, School of Arts & Creative Industries, School of Computing, School of Engineering & the Built Environment, School of Health & Social Care, Business School. Here are few famous personalities from this university Shehzad Afzal (film director and screenwriter), Kaberi Gain (Bengali author and social activist), John Andrew Barrett (former Scottish Liberal Democrat MP), Jayne Baxter (Labour party politician), Paolo Buoni (Promoter of Renewable Energy technologies in Europe, Director of the European Energy Centre), Moray Callum (Scottish automotive designer), Kyle Traynor (Scottish rugby union player) many more..