Antisemitism in Universities

Edinburgh Napier University

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University has not adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism: “…Court confirmed the University’s position regarding the adoption of the IHRA Anti-Semitism [sic] Definition; that the University would not formally adopt the IHRA definition but that it would take it into account when considering any instances where an accusation of antisemitism was made.”

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 on 13th June 2023. On 10th July 2023, the University responded.

Students’ Union

When asked on 30th July 2020, Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association failed to confirm whether it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.


No incidents have been reported to us, however we recognise that antisemitism is chronically underreported and it is possible that there are incidents that have not been reported. To report an incident, please contact us.

Jewish life on campus

The incidence of antisemitism on a university campus and how the university and its students’ union address antisemitism are matters of serious concern. At the same time, they do not represent the totality of Jewish life on any campus. For further information about Jewish life on campus, please contact the local Jewish Society or Jewish chaplain.

No student should have to endure antisemitism. Campaign Against Antisemitism provides specialist help to students who have experienced antisemitism, including free legal representation. For assistance with antisemitism on campus, please contact us.