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Joint Statement on EU staff and research following EU referendum result

The Scottish Government and Universities Scotland have issued a second joint statement following the EU referendum. This statement focuses on EU research staff and research programmes.

7, 14, 22

Driving system-wide change to widen access

We have welcomed a final report published by the Commission on Widening Access and repeated the higher education sector’s commitment to working to widen access in Scotland.

Universities Scotland is the representative body of Scotland's 19 higher education institutions. We develop policy on behalf of the university sector and campaign publicly on higher education issues.

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Post study work for international students

There is a broad consensus among universities, colleges and businesses that the reintroduction of a more competitive post study work visa for international students would be of huge social, economic and educational benefit to Scotland.

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Five Point Plan for Innovation

Universities have developed a set of actions – a five point plan – to take in partnership with business and support agencies to support the Scottish Government’s ambition that Scotland should become a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovation nation.

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