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Muscatelli Report: Driving Innovation in Scotland

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli publishes his review of the economic contribution of Scottish higher education.

Universities' priorities for the 2020/21 Scottish Budget

Universities see this year’s budget from the Scottish Government as a pivotal point in our future.
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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Scots back immigration policies that will help universities thrive, new poll shows

The overwhelming majority of Scottish people support immigration policies that will help universities to thrive according to new polling which Universities Scotland hope will influence the thinking of the next UK government.  The next term of the UK Parliament will consider changes to the immigration system as suggested by the Migration Advisory Committee who are…

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Universities Scotland response to Professor Muscatelli’s report, Driving Innovation in Scotland

Responding to Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli’s review of universities’ collaboration with business, Professor Andrea Nolan, Convener of Universities Scotland, said: “Professor Muscatelli’s report highlights some of the ways that universities contribute to Scotland’s economic growth and is focused on finding new ways to drive that role in economic growth even further. That’s an ambition shared by…

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the real value of T

Ahead of the Scottish Government’s 2017 budget, we made a positive case for investment in the university Teaching Grant. Investing in the Teaching Grant is an investment in every student. We asked the Scottish Government to protect the amount of teaching resource spent on each student in real terms in 2018/19. On 14 December, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay…

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