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Claire McPherson to be the next Director of Universities Scotland

Claire McPherson will join Universities Scotland as Director on 25 March 2024, succeeding Alastair Sim, joining the organisation at a strategically important time for the higher education sector.

International students critically important for Scottish jobs, growth and global ambitions

Since 2019, international students in Scotland, supported by the Graduate Route as a post study work visa, have contributed between £4-6 billion to Scotland’s economy, new research shows.
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International students critically important for Scottish jobs, growth and global ambitions

International students have contributed between £4-6 billion to Scottish economy. The graduate route is a win-win for international students and the UK. The MAC’s planned review of the Graduate Route visa must retain an internationally attractive post-study work route in the UK. Since 2019, the presence of international students in Scotland, supported by the Graduate…

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Increased research funding for Scottish Universities

The Minister for Higher Education and Further Education Graeme Dey has announced an additional £5.8 million to support research and innovation in Scotland’s universities, to be spent in financial year 2023/24. We warmly welcome this funding boost, which will support universities to continue to thrive in their world-leading research and the wider economic impact this…

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'International students critically important for Scottish jobs, growth & global ambitions'

Since 2019, international students in Scotland, have contributed between £4-6 billion to our economy, new research from @LondonEconomics shows.

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'Five themes in five years for Wales’ new regulator'

Writing for @Wonkhe, our chair Prof Paul Boyle examines the new strategic priorities set by @WelshGovernment for the Commission for Tertiary Education and Research.
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