Briefings & Evidence

Universities Scotland submission to Economic Transformation Advisory Council

Universities Scotland has responded to a call for evidence from the Scottish Government’s new Advisory Council on the economy. Chaired by the Economy Secretary, Kate Forbes MSP, the Advisory Council will put forward ideas on how to drive Scotland’s economic transformation as the country recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our submission highlights the higher education sector’s role in economic recovery through skills development, research and business recovery and reinvention. The submission also refers to recent analysis which found that over the next five years, universities in Scotland are projected to provide £1.2 billion of not-for-profit support to businesses and charities and provide over 1.3 million day’s worth of training and upskilling.

Read our full submission here.