Internationally Scottish – Creating global communities 2020

This publication celebrates international students, staff and alumni and highlights a great range of global activities at our Scottish universities and within their wider communities.

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Study in Scotland Brochure 2019

This brochure provides an overview of what Scotland and its higher education sector can offer to potential students at home and overseas with information on each institution, its location and subject areas. It has been designed to support institutions’ own recruitment activities and can be used by anyone who is talking to potential students about higher education in Scotland.

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Scotland is Now

To help achieve new successes for Scotland, the Scottish Government, VisitScotland, Scottish Development International (the international arm of Scottish Enterprise) and Universities Scotland have come together to create a new campaign and identity for Scotland, Scotland Is Now. The campaign tells the authentic story of Scotland as a bold and positive country, rich in history and heritage but forging forward in a way that is progressive, pioneering and inclusive. The website includes specific sections on visit, live, study, work and invest in Scotland. Please join us and get involved.

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International Message Guidelines 2019

This document sets out a number of key messages and supporting statistics for the Scottish higher education sector. It is designed to be used by anyone with a responsibility for promoting international engagement with Scotland’s higher education institutions including universities themselves and stakeholder organisations.

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Scotland’s Science Landscape Report 2019

Elsevier was commissioned by the Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC), to undertake a bibliometric-based assessment of the performance of Scotland’s scientific research base to provide ministers, officials and interested stakeholders with an objective overview. The report tracks the performance of Scotland’s scientific research base over a ten-year period (2007-2016), analysing a number of indicators relating to the number and citation impact of publications from Scotland, compared with other UK nations, selected European countries and
non-European countries that are similar in population and economic size.

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China Market Overview

This report provides an overview of trends in the Chinese education market and how they might indicate opportunities for Scotland. This includes an overview of the key macro-ecoomic drivers for changes in the education sector in China, and how this relates to universities’ engagement with China, and a regional breakdown of where Scotland’s strengths could be well received.

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Brazilian Market Analysis

This report provides a market analysis of Brazil for the Scottish higher education sector including a set of recommendations for how Connected Scotland can support the sector’s engagement in Brazil. The report details demographic information, funding opportunities, teaching and research priorities for Brazil at both state and federal levels, and information about Brazil’s higher education institutions and relevant sector agencies.

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Global Priority Markets Analysis for the Higher Education Sector in Scotland

Scottish Enterprise, through Scottish Development International, and British Council Scotland commissioned a study to help identify countries that will form the basis of a Connected Scotland education mission programme for the next three years.

The purpose of the work was to evaluate the top global markets for future sector-based missions, focusing in particular on opportunities in transnational education, student recruitment, and research collaboration.

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Science Scotland

Science Scotland is a publication that promotes the best of Scottish-based research & innovation to an international audience. Through an editorial board that consists of some of Scotland’s leading science & technology academics the content of the publication is always at the cutting-edge, providing readers with articles of a high intellectual standard. Science Scotland is produced in both English and Mandarin.

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A Strategic Analysis of the Scottish Higher Education Sector’s Distinctive Assets.

A Study Commissioned by British Council Scotland

This report provides an account of the distinctive assets of the Scottish higher education sector. The research included interviews with senior staff (academic and administrative) at member institutions of Universities Scotland, Scottish education-related organisations and international education professionals.

Five distinctive assets were identified: a joined up and collaborative sector, helped by its modest size and a Scottish ethos of education as a public good; quality assurance and credit recognition; graduate employability and employment; innovative structures and pedagogy and finally research impact.

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A Profile of the Higher Education Sector in Scotland

This document provides an overview of Scotland’s world-leading higher education sector as well as showcasing every one of our diverse 19 higher education institutions. This is a useful introduction to the sector.

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Grow, Export, Attract, Support: Universities’ Contribution to Scotland’s Economic Growth

This document explores the role that Scotland’s higher education institutions play in driving economic prosperity in Scotland across four distinct dimensions of activity. Grow looks at the sector’s role as an industry in its own right and its strong position in creating start-ups. Export looks at our competitive position as an exporter relative to other export industries. Attract looks at the sector’s role at attracting inward investment into Scotland on the strength of our graduate talent and research base. Support looks at the role universities play in supporting indigenous business in Scotland.

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Study in Scotland Presentation

This presentation provides information about studying in Scotland including information about Scotland’s higher education sector, living in Scotland, undergraduate and postgraduate study, employment opportunities, applications and visas. This presentation can be used as a template by anyone who is talking to potential students and their advisers about higher education in Scotland.  For a copy of the presentation please send a request through the contact page.

SDI Education Brochure

This brochure provides an introduction to Scotland’s higher education sector and information about how Scottish Development International supports trade with Scotland’s universities. The brochure includes a number of case studies of projects SDI has supported including partnership development, TransNational Education and research collaboration.

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