Edinburgh Napier is in the top five per cent of universities worldwide, according to the THE World University Rankings in 2016.  It is also rated five stars for teaching, internationalisation and employability by the QS Stars international university rankings.  In the Guardian University Guide 2017, the University was ranked top in the UK for adding value to students.  This score is calculated by tracking students from enrolment to graduation and compares their final degree award with their qualifications upon entry. 
The King's Buildings (KB) is located further south of the city. Most of the Science and Engineering College's research and teaching activities take place at the King's Buildings, which occupy a 35 hectare site. It includes C. H. Waddington Building (the Centre for Systems Biology at Edinburgh), James Clerk Maxwell Building (the administrative and teaching centre of the School of Physics and Astronomy and the School of Mathematics), The Royal Observatory , William Rankine Building (School of Engineering's Institute for Infrastructure and Environment) and other schools' buildings. There were three libraries at KB: Darwin Library, James Clerk Maxwell Library and Robertson Engineering and Science Library. A new library called The Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library opened for the 2012/13 session as a replacement for the previous three libraries. It also houses National e-Science Centre (NeSC), Scottish Microelectronics Centre (SMC), Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC), and the Scottish Institute for Enterprise.