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International collaboration to continue under Horizon Europe deal

Association with Horizon Europe has long been considered the best outcome for Scotland’s research community. We are delighted to see the UK's association with Horizon Europe.

84% of Scottish graduates say going to university got them the job they wanted

The research also shows that 80.8% of graduates say going to university enabled them to build skills that have proved professionally valuable.
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Executive search begins as Alastair Sim announces his intention to move on

Universities Scotland is seeking a new Director. Alastair Sim, the current Director, is leaving Universities Scotland (US) after 14 years’ of outstanding service. Responding to Alastair’s planned departure in 2024, Professor Iain Gillespie, Convener of Universities Scotland and the Principal of the University of Dundee, said: “Alastair has given an astonishing amount of commitment to Universities…

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International collaboration to continue under Horizon Europe deal

Universities Scotland “delighted” by UK’s return to Horizon Europe Universities Scotland have welcomed today’s announcement that the UK will associate to the Horizon Europe and Copernicus programmes for the remainder of this programme (until 2027). Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion. Over the…

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Earlier this month we welcomed the 6th successful exchange of the RGU – Nippon Foundation Ocean Innovation Consortium as 12 Japanese students spent four weeks at the University prior to their very own graduation ceremony.

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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇺🇦 | Staff and students from Lutsk National Technical University have been visiting Edinburgh this week, marking #EdNapier's first in-person meeting with the institution as part of @UniversitiesUK's UK-Ukraine twinning programme.

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