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Statement of solidarity with Ukraine

Universities Scotland statement of solidarity with Ukraine following the Russian invasion.

Our response to the Resource Spending Review

Universities Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government's Resource Spending Review 2022.
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REF 2021: Scotland’s universities deliver research of “world leading” quality and impact

The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise to assess the quality and impact of UK university research, are published today (Thursday, 12 May) and found Scotland’s universities are performing at a “world-leading” and “internationally excellent” standard. 84.86% of Scotland’s research has been judged to be 4* and 3* on the overall measure,…

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Universities’ achievement hailed in new world impact rankings

Universities Scotland has welcomed new global rankings that demonstrate the impact of institutions’ teaching and research on improving the world as aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Seven universities* from Scotland are represented in the rankings, all featuring in the top 20% of more than 1,500 universities globally. The Times Higher Education…

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