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Instruments of Governance

 The Scottish Parliament Building

The Napier University (Scotland) Order of Council 1993 is the founding Statutory Instrument of the University.

This was modernised in 2007 through the  Amendment Order of Council 2007 which took effect from 1 August 2007, updating the University's governance framework in line with the Court's 2005 Governance Review.


A further amendment was made via  The Edinburgh Napier University Order of Council 2008 which enabled the University's change of name to Edinburgh Napier University.


The Edinburgh Napier University Amendment Order of Council 2018 came into force on 15 September 2018, with amendments to bring the University's governance into alignment with the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016.


The full text and explanatory notes for the four Orders of Council are also available in  this document.