The 2016 edition of the Edinburgh Friends magazine. Giving Forward with Edinburgh Chris Cox looks ahead at how the University can help make a positive impact on the world, through the role of giving and philanthropy. African Aspirations We talk to four recipients of scholarships on the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program. Gifted Treasures A look at some of the rare items and collections that have been gifted to the University’s museums and libraries over the years. Getting the Right Idea How the University and donors have helped an entrepreneur turn his idea into an enterprise. The Quest for One Health Edinburgh scientists are finding that collaboration is the key to solving the world’s growing health problems. Never Taken for Granted We explore the impact of the alumni-funded Innovation Initiative Grant scheme and highlight three recent projects. Tackling Poor Prognosis Two families are helping University researchers to investigate cancers with poor prognoses.