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.

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Local artist Nicole Mollett running a workshop for her ‘Graphic Novel for Luton’ project

How universities can attract vital regeneration and development funding for their regions

8 July 2021
Dr Nick Lancaster, Director of Innovation & Enterprise at the University of Bedfordshire, outlines how universities are the ideal conduit for regional regeneration through collaborative research and development.

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Are we living in a post-LGBTQ+ rights age?

9 June 2021
This Pride month Sebastian Bromelow calls on the higher education sector to “make some noise”, embracing a history of rebellious thoughts and actions by not only celebrating the successes of the LGBTQ+ community but also responding to challenges.

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‘What’s good for the city is good for the university’: higher education’s vital role in the post-Covid recovery

27 May 2021
Reflecting on his role as chairperson of Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s Economic Covid-19 Recovery Board, Professor Zahir Irani outlines why universities must play a key role in the country’s post-pandemic recovery.