Universities Scotland responds to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-13

Responding to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-13 published today (Thursday 4 October) Universities Scotland’s Director, Alastair Sim said:


“With four Scottish universities in the world’s top 200, we welcome today’s recognition of the strength of Scotland’s higher education sector in the Times Higher Education 2012-13 World University Rankings. It is clear that the value of a Scottish higher education stands up to international comparison. However, Scotland’s universities are competing in a brutally competitive global marketplace. It will take the continued commitment of energy, initiative and investment if we want to compete with the increasingly powerful top Asia-Pacific universities and the best of Europe and America.”

“We are ambitious for a Scottish higher education sector truly excellent in world terms, not just truly excellent when compared to the rest of the UK.”