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May 27 2016
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Reaction to Sutton Trust report: Access in Scotland

Universities Scotland responded to a report on access to university published today [Friday, 27 May] by the Sutton Trust. The report, Access in Scotland, is a comparative assessment of widening access policy and performance across the UK. Commenting on the report, a spokesperson said: “Universities deeply share the First Minister’s commitment to enabling people to realise their […]

May 26 2016
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Universities Scotland responds to the Final Report of the Growing Value Scotland Task Force

Responding to the publication today, Thursday 26 May, of the Final Report of the Growing Value Scotland Task Force by the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB), Universities Scotland’s Director, Alastair Sim said:   “Scottish business leaders make clear in this report that support for our universities is vital if the nation is to […]

May 26 2016
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EU Referendum: the issues as they affect higher education in Scotland

Our Director, Alastair Sim, has written an extended piece for The Scotsman’s ‘Scotland’s future series’, considering the EU Referendum. Alastair considers the impact losing EU funding could have on scientific research in his piece first published on Thursday,  26 May.  Alastair: David Lurie is working on the next generation of MRI scanner. A scanner so […]

May 23 2016
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How your business can benefit from working with Scotland’s universities

Heather Alexander is Marketing Manager at Interface, the knowledge connection for organisations to universities and research institutions for the support they need to create and develop new products, services and processes. This free and impartial service has been designed to save businesses time and money in finding an academic partner and it has already helped hundreds of […]

May 19 2016
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Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP, appointed Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

Universities Scotland has welcomed the appointment of Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP as Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills and Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP as Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science in the Scottish Cabinet reshuffle. The appointment of this portfolio reinforces the importance that The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has placed on […]

May 09 2016
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Funding sources and fee income

Universities Scotland was asked for comment by the Herald newspaper for an article it published on Saturday 7 May about tuition fees from rUK and international students as a growing source of income in Scotland. The article follows publication of a report published by  Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Finances of Higher Education Providers 2014/15 […]

April 26 2016
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Scottish universities see £16 million boost in philanthropic giving

Universities Scotland has responded to a report published in today’s Herald Newspaper which shows that philanthropic donations to universities increased by 42 per cent in 2014/15 compared to the previous year. The  Ross-CASE Report 2016:  Giving to Excellence: Generating Philanthropic Support for UK Higher Education found that philanthropic donations from alumni and other donors amounted […]

April 26 2016
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Philanthropy supports research which changes lives

Siddharthan Chandran is the MacDonald Professor of Neurology at the University of Edinburgh and Director of both the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research and the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.  Professor Chandran works in the emerging discipline of Regenerative Neurology, combining laboratory and clinical research to understand and work towards new therapies [...]
April 08 2016
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Figures reveal business confidence in Scotland’s universities for research and innovation excellence

Universities Scotland today, Thursday 7 April, welcomed figures which show there has been a seven per cent increase in universities’ work with businesses and the community. The figures were published in the results of the HE Business and Community Interaction Survey (HE-BCI) 2014/15. The survey covers various types of university interaction with businesses and communities […]

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