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Universities Scotland

Universities Scotland ​Universities Scotland is the national council in Scotland of Universities UK.

Its members are the principals and directors of Scotland's higher education institutions. It develops higher education policy and campaigns on issues where its members have a shared interest.

Higher education is devolved to the Scottish parliament, with funding and policy decisions affecting higher education taken primarily by the Scottish government, Scottish parliament and the Scottish Funding Council.

Universities Scotland works closely with Universities UK on matters that are reserved to Westminster but directly affect universities in Scotland, for example research and immigration policy.

Blog

Acting locally: universities reconnecting with communities

24 March 2017
Universities UK's Greg Wade looks at how the Leading Places scheme is helping universities play a direct role in local decisions and government.

Funders and universities must work together to build international partnerships

15 March 2017
Ahead of UUK's International Higher Education Forum, Ed Whiting from Wellcome Trust discusses the importance of global research partnerships.

We must not deter international students from studying in the UK

10 March 2017
Professor Robert Allison, Vice-Chancellor and President, Loughborough University, discusses the importance of encouraging international students to come to the UK.