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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.

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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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