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Times Higher Education University World Rankings 2013/14 a cause for celebration in Scotland

Universities Scotland has today, Wednesday 2 October, welcomed the publication of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013/14 which shows the strength of Scotland’s higher education sector with five Scottish institutions ranked in the world’s top 200 – more per head of population than any other nation. Universities Scotland’s Director, Alastair Sim said:  …

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Universities Scotland takes positive case for overseas students studying in Scotland to UK Parliament with launch of new report

New report underlines the social, cultural and educational value of overseas students to Scotland Universities Scotland launches a new report today (Tuesday 3 September) on the social, cultural and educational value of international students to Scotland. The report will be taken to MPs at Westminster, as part of a reception hosted by Universities Scotland and…

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Full extent of universities’ economic contribution revealed as report shows universities play a role in close to half of all foreign direct investment into Scotland

A report, Grow Export Attract Support, published today [Monday, 2 September] by Universities Scotland sets out a new framework showing the full extent of universities’ economic contribution to Scotland. New to this framework is recognition of the role that universities play in the attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Scotland. Universities are amongst the…

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Strong career starts for Scottish graduates with the lowest levels of unemployment in the UK three years on

Universities Scotland today (Thursday 29 August) welcomed the publication by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) of its survey looking at what graduates from 2008/09 are doing three and a half years after graduation. According to the survey, UK domiciled graduates from Scotland’s universities had the lowest levels of assumed unemployment at 2.5% compared to…

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Thousands of Scots get a place at university through clearing

New statistics published today by UCAS, the UK-wide admissions body, shows that almost three thousand Scottish-domiciled students have secured a place at university in Scotland over the last week, in addition to the 22,770 accepted applicants announced on Higher results day. The majority of these places will have been secured through the clearing system. As…

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Study in Scotland – student satisfaction with Scottish universities outstrips peers’ in universities in England and Wales

Results from the National Student Survey (NSS) 2013 published today, Tuesday 13 August, have revealed that full-time students studying in Scotland’s universities have a higher overall satisfaction with the quality of their course (86%) than students studying in England and Wales (both 84%). The 86% overall satisfaction rating for Scotland’s universities in the 2013 survey…

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Universities Scotland responds to the publication of the new Scottish Code of Good Higher Education Governance

The publication of the new Scottish Code of Good Higher Education Governance today (Thursday 18 July) by the Chairs of Scotland’s universities and the Steering Group has been welcomed by Universities Scotland. Universities Scotland’s Vice Convener, Professor Petra Wend said:   “The new code will be stretching and will require many universities to put new…

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Increase in applicants to Scottish universities mirror the trend for excellence

Figures published today by the University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) show strong increases in the number of students that have applied to study in Scotland’s universities by the end of June deadline. There has been an increase in the number of Scottish domiciled applicants to Scottish universities, as well as strong growth in the…

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Scottish Funding Council seek new Chair

Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to public life? Have you got the skills to lead the reform of Further and Higher Education in Scotland? We are looking for an influential communicator, able to build and sustain productive partnerships, to lead the Council through a period of considerable reform. You will lead the delivery…

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Scotland’s universities offer their graduates the best rates of success in the UK

Data published today by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), an Official National Statistic, showed graduates from Scotland’s universities have the highest rate of positive destinations in the UK, the highest starting salaries in the UK and the highest level of professional employment in the UK. Although this year’s data are not comparable with previous years because…

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