Universities Scotland is the representative body of Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions. It develops policy on behalf of the university sector and campaigns publicly on higher education issues. The work of Universities Scotland is split into five broad policy areas:
- Learning, teaching and skills
- Research and knowledge exchange
- Resources, governance and administration
- Widening access and equal opportunities
Universities Scotland’s work to support members is guided by the operational plan which operates across the following three broad areas:
- Joint promotional work: marketing and promotion of Scottish higher education internationally;
- Policy development in the areas of international, funding, and immigration policy; and
- Supporting Scottish higher education institutions to develop international partnerships.
Universities Scotland’s internationalisation work is overseen by the International Committee. The current Convener of the International Committee is Professor Nigel Seaton, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Abertay University. The current Vice-Convener of the International Committee is Professor Clive Mulholland, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Support for Connected Scotland
Universities Scotland will provide secretariat support for Connected Scotland. It will also produce resources and materials to support higher education institutions and the partners. Universities Scotland will liaise with member higher education institutions to identify where opportunities fit with the Connected Scotland approach and the Universities Scotland International Committee will inform the development of Connected Scotland work. Visit the Universities Scotland website for more information.
Universities Scotland, Holyrood Park House, 106 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS
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