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Universities Scotland and Colleges Scotland call on the Scottish Government for investment now

The leaders of both Universities Scotland and Colleges Scotland have published a joint statement calling for real-terms increases in funding ahead of the Scottish Government’s budget which is due on Thursday 15 December. The statement highlights the alignment between the university and college role in skills development, research and innovation and the Scottish Government’s ambitions…

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Professor George Boyne at the Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People committee

On Wednesday 28 September, Professor George Boyne Principal of the University of Aberdeen appeared before the Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People committee to represent Universities Scotland. Professor Boyne highlighted the benefits of additional investment in Scottish universities. Questions focused on the over-reliance on international student fees to fund core business, the sector’s research…

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Universities Scotland’s articulation of the sector’s principles

Throughout Spring/Summer of 2022, the Scottish Government is consulting on a set of principles for the further and higher education sector to define ‘tertiary’ education. Universities are driven by a strong values and principles. As part of this consultation, Scottish university leaders have come together to articulate the principles that inspire us. These principles are:…

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Efficiency and reform in Scotland’s higher education

We have released our statement on efficiency and reform in Scotland’s higher education, the intention of the Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review to make the public sector more efficient and help the Government realise its ambition for better outcomes. We welcome the opportunity to work with the Scottish Government on this agenda and encourage Scottish…

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