Universities Scotland response to SFC publication of additional and indicative funding allocations

Responding to the publication of the Scottish Funding Council’s additional funding allocations for 2020/21 and indicative allocations for 2021/22, Universities Scotland Director Alastair Sim said:

“Universities welcome the increased resources allocated today by the Scottish Funding Council. The additional funding for 2020/21 is recognition of the work universities have done to support students through the pandemic. As we look beyond the pandemic, the additional funding for 2021/22 will help to support the crucial role of higher education in building an education-led recovery, with a strong focus on meeting increased demand for a university education.

“We look to the new Parliament to sustain this progress so that universities’ teaching, research and innovation can be a strong platform for our nation’s recovery and success.”