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FIRST MINISTER’S FOREWORD Scotland has long been home to some of the world’s great minds. These are women and men who have gone on to change the wor...
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FIRST MINISTER’S FOREWORD

Scotland has long been home to some of the world’s great minds. These are women and men who have gone on to change the world or challenge our understanding of life and the universe. They have produced great works of art and fiction, broken barriers for others to follow or dedicated their lives to humanitarian projects. In all walks of life, you can find a Scottish graduate who has changed the course of history. Scotland is proud to boast that its scholars include Elsie Inglis, James Clerk Maxwell, Adam Smith and more recently, Professor Higgs, whose theories led to the discovery of the Higgs Boson. We are just as proud of our connections stretching throughout the world thanks to our universities and their alumni. While we Scots have always been keen to share our knowledge we are also very willing to engage and learn from others. Our reputation for excellence is continued in our universities today with more people than ever studying in Scotland. We are proud of

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our universities; not just the quality of the teaching but the collaborative research partnerships that are producing amazing discoveries and the links with business across the world creating jobs and opening the doors to new markets. We look forward to a future of academic excellence with even greater cooperation and new opportunities that we can’t even imagine today. I encourage you to find out how you can be part of Scotland’s bright future and see for yourself why Scotland’s universities are so well regarded. Nicola Sturgeon MSP First Minister

SCOTLAND’S UNIVERSITIES

Scotland is home to a diverse and internationally successful higher education sector of nineteen higher education institutions. As well as some of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, Scotland is home to some of the finest specialist and modern institutions and unique models of both distance-learning and partnership universities. The country is vibrant and exciting with a unique culture and rich heritage – of which its universities are very much a part. Its natural beauty, friendly and cosmopolitan cities, worldrenowned festivals and good travel infrastructure help make Scotland a wonderful place to study, work and live.

An International Environment At Home And Outreach Abroad The campuses of Scotland’s universities are amongst the most cosmopolitan and international in the world. Over 22 per cent of students in Scotland are overseas students. Similarly, Scotland is a magnet for leading researchers with more than sixteen per cent of our staff being of non-UK nationality.

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Scotland’s universities are constantly looking for opportunities to collaborate, to develop new or expand existing partnerships. To secure and maintain the quality and excellence that underpins all their work, some of Scotland’s institutions have established a presence, in the form of an office or a campus overseas; therefore satisfying the demand growing economies have and building greater opportunities for mobility. In addition to delivering education and research, the Scottish higher education sector is also engaged in capacity-building work to support higher education sectors and public services in other countries.

Scotland has more worldclass universities per head of population than anywhere else in the world.

KEY FACTS Scotland’s universities have the highest rates of student satisfaction in quality of teaching in the UK (National Student Survey 2014). All of Scotland’s universities undertake research of worldleading quality, with 86 per cent of Scottish research judged to have “outstanding” or “very considerable” impact (REF 2014). Over 84% of international students recommend Scotland as a place to study. This is above the UK and global average (ISB 2013).

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LEARNING AND TEACHING At the heart of the sector’s activity is learning and teaching. Scotland’s universities educate around 215,000 students on over 4,500 courses. Approaches to learning in Scotland are increasingly diverse, encompassing traditional lectures, tutorials and seminars as well as work-based learning, distance and e-learning and blended-learning techniques in state-ofthe-art environments. Each institution decides on the content and means of assessment of its programmes within the overall parameters of the academic infrastructure meaning that no two courses are the same.

From the great thinkers of the Enlightenment to our modern-day innovators and creatives, Scotland’s universities have always had a truly international outlook and their impact continues to be felt across the globe.

The quality of teaching in Scotland’s universities is recognised as world-class. The highly renowned quality enhancement framework underpins this and is overseen by the Quality Assurance Agency. A particular feature of Scotland’s quality assurance mechanisms are a strong element of student participation in the review process and a national programme of enhancement themes, aimed at developing and sharing good practice; a model which is now being mirrored across Europe. RESEARCH Scotland’s universities have been responsible for many world-changing discoveries and innovations including the anaesthetic properties of chloroform, pneumatic tyres and the television. Every Scottish university undertakes some ‘worldleading’ research (REF 2014). Collaboration is a defining feature of Scotland’s higher education both at home and internationally. An example of this is Scotland’s ‘Research Pools’ which operate across institutions, sharing resources, facilities and expertise.

Close partnerships between business and academia has helped new industry sectors to emerge and thrive in Scotland including life sciences, renewable technologies, digital technologies and the creative industries. The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness survey recently found that Scotland’s universities collaborated more extensively with business than many of their peers including the USA, Netherlands, Germany, Japan and Denmark. The research hubs that cluster around Scotland’s universities attract inward investment from research-led global companies including: GlaxoSmithKline; FMC and Toshiba Medical.

CONTACT DETAILS Universities Scotland Holyrood Park House 106 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS United Kingdom [email protected] +44 (0)131 226 1111 twitter @uni_scot twitter @study_scotland

THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is where history and academic prowess collide. The University, which is the fifth oldest in the UK, is home to over 14,000 students from over 120 different countries. In fact, international students make up over 33% of the University’s student population, and students come from all over the world to undertake the University’s leading degree programmes. Students currently study at one of two campuses: Kings College or Foresterhill, with opportunities soon becoming available to study at the Korean campus from September 2016. Today, the University sits at the forefront in many areas of art and social sciences, oil and gas, renewable energy, engineering and technology, and some 75% of the research carried out at the University is now classified as either world-leading or internationally excellent. In addition to outstanding degree programmes, the University provides a range of support services, social activities and leisure facilities which contribute to our students’ well-being and personal growth.

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To this end, the University has invested heavily to provide students with some of the best facilities in the UK, including our Olympic standard Sports Village and Aquatics Centre, the fantastic Sir Duncan Rice Library and a state of the art medical teaching facility within one of Europe’s largest health campuses. With over 440 first degree undergraduate subjects, over 120 Taught degree programmes and an extensive range of research opportunities, the University of Aberdeen really does have something for everyone.

Women make up 55% of the student population. We opened all Faculties to women in 1892, one of the first European universities to do so.

KEY FACTS Top medical school in Scotland. Top 1% in the world. Over 75% of research is world leading or internationally excellent.

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Colleges and Focus All teaching at the University is organised across three separate colleges: the College of Arts and Social Sciences, the College of Life Sciences and Medicine, and the College of Physical Sciences. Students benefit from being taught by academic staff who are active in research and often are involved in international collaboration at the very forefront of their fields. Each of the three University Colleges hold regular Applicant Day events, online events and Open Day talks. Please visit the University website for more information on these. Partnerships The University of Aberdeen is a global institution with extensive links around the world. Our academic staff have extensive international contacts and experience. We really are a global hub of activity, and the University of Aberdeen can be the first stop on an exciting and varied international career.

We boast unrivalled industry links, respected professional accreditation and world class facilities and over 96% of our graduates go directly into employment or further education.

The University has created a number of specially designed International Foundation Programmes, which can help students enter the University. Pathways are available in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computing Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Psychology. The University is embarking upon an exciting period of internationalisation, building upon a long established record of engagement with fellow academic colleagues, universities and research institutes from all over the world. Students already benefit from comprehensive exchange opportunities throughout Europe, North America, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan which provide a

fantastic opportunity for students to gain an international dimension to their Aberdeen studies. Research Strengths Research underpins everything we do at Aberdeen, from informing our programmes, to driving academic discovery and effecting positive change throughout the world. Our Doctoral experience is both intense and extremely rewarding, and we are committed to supporting our researchers through every stage of their research programmes. In the most recent 2014 REF results, over 75% of the research carried out at the University is now classified as either world-leading or internationally excellent.

CONTACT DETAILS University of Aberdeen International Office, The Hub Elphinstone Road Aberdeen, AB24 3TU +44 (0)1224 272 090 [email protected] www.abdn.ac.uk

ABERTAY UNIVERSITY

Abertay University is an internationally recognised institution dating back to 1888, when it was founded to offer higher education opportunities to working people in Dundee. Today, the University is recognised for its achievements in teaching, learning and research that directly support the industries of today and the future. Dundee is Scotland’s fourth largest city. Of the University’s 4200 students, around three-quarters are from Scotland – but around 65 countries are represented in its student community. The University’s world-leading development of computer games technology and digital arts degree programmes has resulted in it being named the first UK Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education. Abertay has Skillset Media Academy status (a government scheme recognising excellence in HE for industry) and its Dare to be Digital game design competition is supported by major computer games companies including Microsoft and Sony. Dare to be Digital winners are the only entrants for the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award, a

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prize developed in partnership between Abertay University and BAFTA. The University has internationally recognised research strengths in social science, sport and exercise science, energy and the environment, and its teaching provision is recognised by a range of industry accreditations for delivering graduates ready for the world of work. The University is a UK leader in computer security education, with undergraduate and postgraduate courses in ethical hacking. Abertay is also a UK centre for innovative visualisation research into sustainable development and medical research.

Named the UK’s first national Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education, Abertay also runs a competition from which the winners are shortlisted for the prestigious BAFTA Ones to Watch Award.

KEY FACTS World-leading university in computer games and computer arts education and the UK Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education. Ranked amongst the UK’s best universities for its research in environmental sciences, law and psychology. Scotland’s first university to develop and launch degrees in computer games technology and digital arts, bioinformatics, biotechnology and ethical hacking.

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Colleges and Focus Dundee Business School: programmes include accounting, marketing and law, with expertise in oil and gas management that is recognised internationally. School of Arts, Media and Computer Games: UK’s first national Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education. School of Science, Engineering and Technology: world-renowned research strengths in bioscience and environmental technology. School of Social and Health Sciences: courses in mental health nursing, psychology and sport, with world-leading research into the health benefits of high-intensity training and expertise in counselling. Partnerships The University has existing international partnerships involving student articulation, collaborative research, staff visits and more. These include:

We boast unrivalled industry links, respected professional accreditation and world class facilities and over 96% of our graduates go directly into employment or further education.

• In China; Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Nanchang University, Communications University China, Dongguan University of Technology, and Guandong Polytechnic Normal University. • In France; ESTC Paris and EPF Ecole d’Ingenieurs. • In India; Amity University and Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Institute of Design and School of Telecoms. • In North America; Pennsylvania College of Technology, University of North Florida, George Mason University, MAGES Institute of Excellence, Northern Virginia Community College, Virginia Commonwealth University,

University of South Carolina Upstate, and Clemson University. • SEGI University in Malaysia. Research Strengths The University’s research agenda is broad and includes world-leading research into the health benefits of high intensity training, policing research – particularly missing persons, innovative visualisation of complex datasets, plus aspects of regional and national economic analysis and accountancy relating to the oil and gas industry. Throughout all of these the university is concerned with applicability, delivery and effectiveness, but a common thread is interdisciplinarity between different research areas.

CONTACT DETAILS International Office Abertay University Bell Street Dundee, DD1 1HG Scotland +44 (0)1382 308 814 +44 (0)1382 308 000 [email protected] www.abertay.ac.uk

THE UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

The University of Dundee’s core aim is the transformation of lives, working locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. Today we reflect this aim in many ways: • excelling in teaching and research; • contributing to the social, economic and cultural life of Scotland and the wider world; • shaping the future by solving important realworld problems. Dundee’s vision is to become Scotland’s leading University, celebrated internationally for the quality of graduates and the impact of our research, and we are well on our way to achieving this aim. We have been ranked one of the world’s top 20 universities worldwide under 50 years old (Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 2015), and amongst the world’s leading centres for scientific research (Leiden ranking, 2015). As well as our academic achievements, we have been ranked number one in Scotland for student experience for the past six years, and top in Scotland and in the UK’s top 15 for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015.

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The University’s origins date back to 1881 when University College, Dundee was founded. Dundee became an independent university in 1967 following a 70 year relationship with the University of St Andrews. The University has more than doubled in size since 1994, with an annual turnover of around £200 million and is home to more than 18,000 students and 3,000 staff. The University continues to build on its achievements: investing in excellent facilities; pushing the boundaries of research; and equipping our staff and our students with the means to create real-world impact and transform lives.

Dundee is a wonderful place to live, study and travel around. I am more than glad to be here. Settling in was pretty easy thanks to the welcoming and warmhearted Scottish citizens. Gurbet Ünverdi, Turkey, MA International Relations and Politics

KEY FACTS Ranked number one in Scotland for six years running by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2010 – 2015. The central hub for a multi-million pound biotechnology sector in the East of Scotland. A lead partner in the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee – the heart of the £200million regeneration of Dundee’s waterfront.

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Colleges and Focus The University of Dundee is organised into nine academic Schools covering many varied subject areas. • School of Art and Design • School of Dentistry • School of Education and Social Work • School of Humanities • School of Life Sciences • School of Medicine • School of Nursing and Health Sciences • School of Science and Engineering • School of Social Sciences We also work across subject boundaries in many of our most innovative courses. This enables us to approach issues in new, challenging and productive ways.

I love the city of Dundee, and the student life here (shopping centres, social life, landscapes, etc.), and I love the people of Dundee, they are very friendly and they are ready to help. Moftah Mohammed, Libya, PhD in Accounting

Partnerships In the field of health care our partnerships include those with Kuwait’s Dasman Diabetes Institute to help prevent, control and mitigate the impact of diabetes in Kuwait; partnership delivery of an MSc Orthodontics programme in Cairo, training dentists from across the Middle East; and over 10 years work with the Eritrean Ministry of Health to assist capacity in provision of health services. Our highly-rated School of Life Sciences collaborates with leading Brazilian universities (University of Sao Paulo, Federal University of Sao Paulo and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), the Bangalore Life Science Cluster, and has numerous research links with Chinese institutions (including Xiamen University, Wuhan University, Fudan University, Tsinghua University, Huazhong Agricultural University, NIBS Beijing and Nanjing University). A joint PhD programme is run with A*STAR in Singapore.

Dundee will shortly launch an Architecture double degree with Wuhan University. Research Strengths The University attracts top-class researchers from across the world in areas like medicine, life sciences, law, art and design, digital media and space exploration. For the last three years we have received an average of £110m per year in research awards and 76% of our research is achieving ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ standards according to the REF 2014. Dundee was also awarded the THE 2015 Gold Award for Citations.

CONTACT DETAILS The University of Dundee Nethergate Dundee, DD1 4HN +44 (0)1382 383 000 [email protected] www.dundee.ac.uk

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

The University of Edinburgh is one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Over the last four centuries we have built a reputation for excellence, attracting some of the world’s leading thinkers to work and study here. Founded in 1583 and located in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, the University of Edinburgh is a research-led university. In the Research Assessment Exercise 2014 — a UK-wide study of research excellence, Edinburgh was ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for the quality and breadth of its research. We have a student population of 33,000 and over 9,000 staff. More than 13,800 of the students come from outside the UK, and are from more than 150 countries. Edinburgh is ranked 17th in the 2014/15 QS World University Rankings. Some of our distinguished former students include Charles Darwin; philosopher and leading figure of the Enlightenment, David Hume, physicist James Clerk Maxwell, and

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James Simpson; pioneer of chloroform in midwifery and surgery. We are associated with 20 Nobel Prize winners, including Professor Charles Barkla (1917) and Max Born (1954). Our distinguished staff include Nobel Prize winner, Emeritus Professor Peter Higgs. Our internationalisation strategy provides a platform to provide world-class experiences for students and ensures that the teaching and research delivered offers global benefits. We have four Global Offices, based in India, China, North America and Latin America who assist with strategic engagement and developing collaborations within these four key regions.

The University of Edinburgh is ranked 18th in the world* for the employability of our graduates, which reflects how highly rated Edinburgh graduates are amongst international employers. *Global Employability University Ranking

KEY FACTS We are consistently ranked as one of the top 50 universities in the world, currently 17th in the 2014/15 QS World University Rankings. Our students are from two-thirds of the world’s countries. Edinburgh is a UNESCO City of Literature, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is regularly voted one of the most desirable places to live in the world.

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Colleges and Focus Edinburgh comprises of three colleges: Humanities & Social Science, Medicine & Veterinary Medicine and Science & Engineering. These house 20 schools embracing Medicine, Science, Engineering, Arts, Education, Law, Divinity, Music, Art and the Social Sciences. The REF 2014 results showed that 83% of our research activity is classified as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Edinburgh offers around 500 first degree programmes, more than 300 taught masters courses and 130 research areas. The range and choice available at Edinburgh is unparalleled. Partnerships Edinburgh is a member of the global research network Universitas 21, and the European networks COIMBRA and LERU. We collaborate with a host of world-leading institutions in fields as diverse as e-science, engineering, life and medical sciences, and arts and culture.

The University of Edinburgh is one of a select group of British universities to achieve outstanding results when demonstrating the impact of its research on wider society. More than half of our research in this category has been classed as ‘world leading’.

Our partners include California Institute of Technology (CalTech), The University of Melbourne, McGill University, Fudan University, Peking University, and University of Delhi. We have 380 undergraduate exchange places in the Americas, Asia, Australasia and across Europe. The Global Academies bring together research expertise from the University community and beyond to develop solutions for global challenges such as climate change, poverty and the spread of epidemics. On these projects our partners span the globe, with over 1,000 international research collaborations and increasingly offer student experiences

to explore sustainability, global environmental challenges, social justice and ethical dilemmas. Research Strengths Edinburgh’s reputation for innovation across many disciplines is affirmed by our top-ranked place as research institution in Scotland (REF 2014). Our scientists created Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal to be genetically cloned from an adult cell; the first genetically engineered hepatitis B vaccine; and technology used in today’s smart phones. Current research includes stem cell and regenerative therapies; renewable energy; wave and tidal-stream power; intellectual property and technology law. CONTACT DETAILS International Office The University of Edinburgh 33 Buccleuch Place Edinburgh, EH8 9JT +44 (0)131 650 4296 [email protected] www.ed.ac.uk/home

EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

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Edinburgh Napier University is home to forwardthinking people inspired by the world around them. We create and support personalised learning and research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really work and matter in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

which is directly relevant to enabling its graduates to secure and prosper in employment and to support sustainable economic growth in Scotland and other countries.

The University has over 18,000 students, including over 6,000 international students from over 110 different countries. Based in the “Best City in the UK (2014 Daily Telegraph Travel Awards) and capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh offers students a vibrant and dynamic city to study everything from business, finance, creative arts, science, computing and engineering. Based over three campuses across the city, we offer cutting-edge facilities and resources from state-of-the-art recording studios to multimedia language labs, an environmental chamber to a 500-seat 24-hour computing centre and excellent research labs and sports centre.

Edinburgh Napier is the only UK Higher Education Institution to offer a programme, titled Confident Futures, which develops employability skills sought by employers. The University places great emphasis on fostering entrepreneurship skills and we host an incubator space called the Moffat Centre which supports students and graduates who want to set up and run their own businesses. The Moffat Centre has supported over 1,200 students since 2004, of which 253 businesses have started up and 158 are still active.

The University places great emphasis on ensuring that its academic portfolio meets the needs of learners, employers and the economy. It is focused on providing education and undertaking research

Edinburgh Napier University is a place where the academic world influences current and emerging issues to create innovative solutions.

KEY FACTS 94.4% of our graduates are in further work or study within six months of graduating (HESA 2014). Our courses are accredited by over 100 professional bodies. Edinburgh Napier rose 14 places in the Guardian 2016 League Table – the largest rise of places of all Scottish universities.

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Colleges and Focus Edinburgh Napier University has six schools offering close to two hundred Bachelor and Masters programmes. These are: • The Business School • School of Computing • School of Engineering & the Built Environment • School of Arts & the Creative Industries • School of Life, Sport & Social Sciences • School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care Partnerships The University has over 280 university partnerships overseas including 4,500 students studying our programmes in Hong Kong, India and Singapore. The University has been active in Hong Kong for over 20 years and enjoys successful partnerships with the Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) and the School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE) at City University of Hong Kong.

At Edinburgh Napier, students learn from renowned academics and industry experts. Our research makes an impact on communities across the world, and, working in partnership with industry, we drive forward the successful businesses of today and nurture those of tomorrow.

Edinburgh Napier has a wide range of academic partnerships globally facilitating activities from research and student exchanges, to transnational education and double degrees. The University has successful articulation agreements with partner institutions enabling students to complete their studies with us at undergraduate and postgraduate level. These include partnerships in several overseas countries including India, Canada and Malaysia. The University has approximately 70 Erasmus+ partners allowing staff and student exchanges in 18 European countries including Bulgaria, Finland and Malta. Reciprocal exchange partnerships in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

also allow for student and staff mobility opportunities with several high profile institutions. Research Strengths At Edinburgh Napier University, our research work has a strong impact on society, is directly relevant to industry and supports sustainable economic growth in Scotland and beyond. We helped create a new world class centre of excellence for Scottish mountain biking, we are helping protect more than 100 hectares of tropical forest in Kenya; helping protect Brazilian tidal crabs and contributing to the battles against rising cybercrime. The Biofuel Research Centre at Edinburgh Napier University, founded in December 2007, was the UK’s first research centre dedicated to the development of renewable and sustainable biofuels. CONTACT DETAILS Edinburgh Napier University 219 Colinton Road Edinburgh, EH21 1DJ +44 (0)333 900 6040 [email protected] www.napier.ac.uk

THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

By choosing to study at the University of Glasgow, you’ll be following in the footsteps of world changers, from the pioneer of television, John Logie Baird, to the pre-eminent scientist of the 19th century, Lord Kelvin, as well as seven Nobel Prize laureates. Ranked 55th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2014), Glasgow is a university with an international reputation, innovative research, excellent teaching standards, high graduate employment rates and a top-quality student lifestyle.

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• Consistently rank the University as one of the best in the UK for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey). • Graduate with excellent career prospects; 93.6% of students were in employment or further study 6 months after graduation (HESA 2013/14).

To me, Glasgow has proved an amazingly hospitable city with a colourful, diverse and rich culture. Glasgow also offers plenty of green spaces for relaxation as well as sports facilities. It has some of the best shopping centres and music venues in the UK. Dimitar Karadzhov, MSc in Global Mental Health

Students at Glasgow: • Are part of a Russell Group university (equivalent of the US Ivy League); • Join a student population made up of over 25,000 people from more than 135 countries; • Enjoy first-class facilities for sport and one of the best libraries in Europe; • Benefit from living in Scotland’s largest city – with a renowned music scene, excellent transport links, a wealth of arts and cultural venues, and vibrant nightlife, all on the doorstep;

KEY FACTS Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world (55th in the QS World University Rankings 2014). Established in 1451, Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. One of only four universities with a highly rated all-round extracurricular experience (Which? University Student Survey 2014).

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Colleges and Focus Glasgow’s college system enables interdisciplinary collaboration while fostering a sense of belonging. The University has four colleges, each bringing together the research and teaching expertise of a number of schools and institutes. The colleges consist of: College of Arts, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences; College of Science & Engineering and College of Social Sciences. All major academic subjects are covered and it offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of degrees in any UK university. Partnerships Glasgow has close ties with over 300 highly regarded institutions throughout the world such as Columbia University in New York, Nankai University in Tianjin City, China and Waseda University in Japan.

Our students are taught by world-leading academics and they get access to some of the best facilities in the world. These are just two of the many advantages of learning in a research-intensive university like Glasgow. Professor Frank Coton, Vice-Principal (Learning and Teaching)

Research Strengths The University of Glasgow employs more than 2,000 active researchers and its broad-based excellence agenda has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework. The power of Glasgow’s research places it 12th overall in the UK and 2nd in Scotland. Additionally, 81% of research is judged to be ‘internationally excellent’ or better. This is consistent with the University’s place as a world top 100 university.

The University is a member of two major international networks: U21 and the International Research Universities Network (IRUN). As well as higher education institutions, Glasgow also partners with many Government Ministries across the world such as Oman, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Brazil in hosting funded students from these countries. The University develops and supports talented minds capable of addressing global challenges through its membership of a number of prestigious international networks. Its involvement in the European Commission’s flagship educational exchange programme, Erasmus+ for example, results in collaboration with universities in many countries from across the continent to promote student mobility within Europe.

CONTACT DETAILS University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QQ +44 (0)141 330 2000 [email protected] www.glasgow.ac.uk

GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a globally networked modern university with 20,000 students from more than 100 countries. Its three Academic Schools offer a wide range of programmes with a focus on employability, entrepreneurship and responsible leadership. GCU was the first Scottish university to establish a campus in London and the first in the UK to launch a campus in New York. Based at GCU London, the GCU British School of Fashion was launched in 2013 to develop, nurture and support new management talent for one of the world’s most dynamic and competitive industries. Its programmes include the UK’s first MBA in Luxury Brand Marketing. As a University for the Common Good, GCU harnesses its intellectual, social and emotional capital and works collaboratively to deliver social benefit and impact in its key areas of strength.

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The University is a member of prestigious international networks including UN Global Compact, Ashoka U and Santander Universities. It is committed to widening participation in higher education through, for example, its award-winning Caledonian Club, which has engaged with 11,500 children and more than 3,000 parents since 2008. GCU is investing £30 million in its Heart of the Campus development project, which will further enrich the student experience with state-of-the-art teaching, research and social spaces.

GCU offers scholarships supported by industry leaders including Warner Bros, Santander and M&S.

KEY FACTS GCU is the first Scottish university to become a signatory of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative. GCU is Ashoka U’s first Scottish Changemaker Campus reflecting the University’s global leadership in promoting social innovation in its teaching and research. GCU is the first university to win the Unilever Global Development Award in recognition of its work with the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing.

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Colleges and Focus GCU’s three Academic Schools – the Glasgow School for Business and Society, the School of Health and Life Sciences and the School of Engineering and the Built Environment – offer specialist areas of study through high-quality programmes designed to meet the evolving needs of business, industry and the public sector at a global level. Partnerships GCU has campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, and award-winning partner institutions in Bangladesh, where the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing is helping to transform healthcare and the lives of young people, and in Oman, as well as sustainable partnerships with institutions in China, India, Africa, the US and South America.

Research Strengths GCU focuses on building research excellence under the broad interdisciplinary themes of inclusive societies, healthy lives and sustainable environments to enhance the impact of its research outputs. GCU is the top modern university in Scotland by research power (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and as a UK top 20 university for allied health research and built environment research impact, GCU shares its expertise and knowledge for the benefit of others.

GCU’s students and staff are offered a wealth of opportunities to study and work abroad with our partners and with EU education programme Erasmus+.

Leading industry and public figures such as British Fashion Council CEO Caroline Rush, award winning movie producer and comic book writer Mark Millar, and Savile Row’s Patrick Grant add realworld experiences to GCU’s learning and teaching through the delivery of masterclasses and professorial lectures.

GCU is engaged in world leading and internationally excellent research to find solutions to global problems, working with partners around the world and attracting national and EU funding to support, for example, its international collaborations noPILLS and Water for All. Its programmes run around the world, for example its collaboration with Transnet Freight Rail and the University of Johannesburg to deliver its BSc Railway Operations Management was showcased at a South Africa UK Bilateral Forum as an “excellent example of partnership” between nations.

CONTACT DETAILS Glasgow Caledonian University Cowcaddens Road Glasgow, G4 0BA +44 (0)141 331 8630 [email protected] [email protected] www.gcu.ac.uk

THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART

The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is internationally recognised as one of Europe’s leading university-level institutions for the visual creative disciplines. The studiobased approach to research, learning and teaching brings disciplines together to explore problems in new ways to find innovative solutions. The studio creates the environment for inter-disciplinarity, peer learning, critical inquiry, experimentation and prototyping, helping to address many of the grand challenges confronting society and contemporary business. From its foundation in 1845 as one of the first Government Schools of Design supporting Glasgow’s manufacturing industries, the GSA has continually adapted, embracing in the late 19th century fine art and architecture education, and today, digital technology. Then as now our purpose remains the same, developing creative approaches with new audiences to contribute to a better world.

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From its foundation in 1845…the GSA has continually adapted, embracing in the late 19th century fine art and architecture education, and today, digital technology.

KEY FACTS The School of Fine Art has produced 5 Turner Prize winners, 30% of the nominees since 2005, and virtually all the artists chosen to represent Scotland at the Venice Biennale. All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow. Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities. Design Week lists the GSA in its ‘Hot 50’ – leaders in design education in the UK.

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Colleges and Focus Over 2,200 students make up the international student community at the GSA. The majority comprises undergraduates in the specialist schools of Fine Art, Design or Architecture. Whichever specialism they study, students work with staff engaged in research, and with practising artists, designers and architects such as Professor Thomas Joshua Cooper (Guggenheim Fellow), Brian Cairns (Gold Medal Winner from the Society of Illustrators), Christine Borland (Turner Prize Nominee), Hussey and Sutherland (RIAS Scottish Building of the Year and Stirling Prize nominees).

Strategic research partners include Historic Scotland, NHS, Institute of Directors, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, University of Edinburgh, Glasgow Housing Association and The University of Glasgow.

Partnerships Student exchange is available to all GSA undergraduate students and some postgraduate students. The School has about 90 active student exchange agreements (about 20 per cent of its undergraduates) from a broad range of countries. The School also has active staff teaching mobility – as part of the Erasmus programme in Europe, and through a visiting workshop programme in countries like China, India and the US. The collaborative Master of European Design programme is run with seven of the top European Design schools and allows students from all eight schools the opportunity to spend two years of their programme at partner schools. The GSA also has an international exhibition and research community, and a programme of visiting international guest tutors and lecturers.

Research Strengths Research is pivotal to the creative development of the GSA - the sphere in which staff and students share and exchange ideas, knowledge and interests. In the UK– wide Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the GSA was ranked the largest art and design research community in Scotland, with 61% of research considered world-leading. Prospective research students will find GSA an immensely stimulating place, where new ideas are encouraged and developed. CONTACT DETAILS +44 (0)141 353 4500 [email protected] facebook.com/glasgowschoolofart vimeo.com/glasgowschoolofart flickr.com/glasgowschoolofart gsofa.tumblr gsasuccesses.tumblr [email protected] The city of Glasgow – a thriving, cosmopolitan city with a creative community of artists, designers and architects at its heart. Watch: The Glasgow School of Art presents: The City of Glasgow

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

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The origins of Heriot-Watt University lie in the School of Arts of Edinburgh, which was established as the world’s first Mechanics Institute in 1821. In 1966, Heriot-Watt was established as a full university by Royal Charter and has autonomous degree-awarding powers at Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral levels.

international in-country presence. In addition to the 9,000 students based in Scotland, the University delivers degree programmes to over 22,000 students in 150 countries around the world.

Heriot-Watt University specialises in subjects across science, technology, engineering, business and design, with a particular focus on developing solutions to critical global issues, such as climate change and energy.

The University brings together international leading centres that strengthen research for the economic and social benefit of all of our communities, as well as providing a truly first-class education to the global leaders of tomorrow.

The University has campuses in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Orkney and Dubai, and a newly launched £35 million Campus in Malaysia in partnership with Putrajaya Holdings, which opened in February 2015. Heriot-Watt University is ranked in the top 4% of universities worldwide. Almost 95 per cent of the University’s graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduation. Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland’s most international universities with an unsurpassed

The University delivers a practical and professionally relevant education rooted in the provision of education for working people and professionals.

A focus on academic rigour and the practical application of knowledge and learning in response to the needs of business and industry is an essential characteristic of the University.

KEY FACTS 82% of Heriot-Watt’s research was ranked world-class in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 survey of all UK universities. Almost 95 per cent of the University’s graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduation. Guardian University Guide 2016 – Ranked 18th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland.

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Colleges and Focus The University is made up of the following schools: • School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure & Society – includes The Institute of Petroleum Engineering (postgraduate) Engineering and Petroleum Geosciences teaching, training and research. • School of Engineering and Physical Sciences • School of Life Sciences • School of Management and Languages • School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences • School of Textiles and Design • Edinburgh Business School: The Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University, providing a world renowned MBA by distance learning.

As a top-ranked university Heriot-Watt University is highly international – almost half of international students who are studying for a Scottish degree overseas are studying with Heriot-Watt.

Partnerships The University delivers degree programmes in-country to over 22,000 students in over 150 countries worldwide, awarding almost half of all Scottish degrees studied overseas. The University is 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK, in terms of the scale of its transnational educational provision. The University’s Dubai Campus, opened in 2005, and is home to 3,900 undergraduate and postgraduate students. A new, purpose-built campus was launched in 2011, doubling capacity and providing an excellent range of academic facilities for students and staff. Heriot-Watt has a campus in Malaysia, the first intake was in autumn 2012 and the £35m purpose-build campus opened in February 2015. As well as extensive international research collaborations, the University has: • Approximately 31,000 Heriot-Watt students globally

• 13,000 students studying Heriot-Watt programmes through 43 approved learning partners in 35 countries around the world. Research Strengths Heriot-Watt delivers globally relevant and pioneering research with real impact. Research informs policy, changes the world we live in and solves real problems for business and industry. Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) results: • 82% of Heriot-Watt’s research was found to be world-class • Heriot-Watt was 1st in the UK for General Engineering • Ranked 2nd in the UK for Architecture, Built Environment and Planning • 5th in the UK for Mathematical Sciences CONTACT DETAILS Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, EH14 4AS Scotland [email protected] +44 (0)131 449 5111 www.hw.ac.uk

THE UNIVERSITY OF HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) is internationally recognised for its innovative use of technology to provide access to higher education to a widely dispersed population in small and often fragile communities, and for its contribution to rural and sustainable development. Whilst the University is Scotland’s newest, having been awarded university title in February 2011, it has been offering degrees since 1998 and includes, amongst its constituent colleges and research centres, institutions whose history and development date back over 100 years. The University comprises thirteen partner institutions, all based in the urban centres and rural and island communities of the scenically outstanding Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The University’s research and teaching strengths derive in part from the geography of the region and include marine science, rural and sustainable development, environmental science and renewable energy. In addition, the University is active in the health sciences, business and management, creative industries, and in engineering, including aircraft engineering and energy engineering.

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Inspirational, innovative and engaging are just some of the compliments given to our lecturers by students in our annual teaching awards. We have tutors who regularly go above and beyond their roles to support their students and create an outstanding student experience. The University has two faculties which offer courses in specialist areas reflective of our unique environment, culture and heritage and developing economy, as well as a range of core subjects. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, Higher National Awards and other vocational qualifications. UHI constantly reviews its curriculum offer to match it to both learners’ and employers’ needs.

I can’t stress how important the bond with other students and lecturers is…if you are ever having difficulties there is always someone to help. Derek Ramsey BA (Hons) psychology 3rd year student.

KEY FACTS First university in Scotland to join Open Educational Resources Universitas, an international network of institutions providing online courses worldwide. Research Excellence Framework – classified over 69% of research carried out in our university as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. Alliance with Federation University, Australia’s newest university. Like us, they are regionally based and tertiary encompassing further and higher education.

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Colleges and Focus The University of the Highlands and Islands is a partnership of thirteen independent colleges and research institutions, delivering further and higher education. The School partnerships focus on the delivery of a partnership-wide strategy for increasing the range of the curriculum (further and higher education) offered to and utilised by schools and school pupils. The delivery of higher education level courses in school settings builds on the already strong relationship of the university’s colleges with their local schools. Partnerships The University is also committed to working with a diverse range of employers from multinational companies to SMEs, operating across a wide variety of sectors. The two were combined when an alliance between university researchers in Orkney and a distillery on Islay has seen a new single malt whisky made from an ancient barley.

Studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands was the best choice I’ve ever made. The course was well-structured, the lecturers knowledgeable and supportive throughout, and as a result I’ve landed an excellent graduate job! Coleen Greig, BEng(Hons) graduate

UHI is engaged in transnational activity in countries such as China and India in for example engineering disciplines. The institution also leads on a European Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society (ACES) which offers specialised training to deliver highly skilled graduates capable of addressing the challenge of food provision for a growing world population. UHI students can take advantage of the Erasmus programme or the International Exchange Programme, which is an exciting, challenging plunge into the academic life of another country.

Research Strengths The development of the knowledge economy within our region requires a range of indigenous research and knowledge exchange activity associated with a university which has research excellence of international standing and which also engages in applied research and knowledge exchange activity of direct relevance to employers and to society. UHI’s recent and ongoing research projects impact was given a particularly positive reception with 87% judged either world-leading or internationally excellent. CONTACT DETAILS University of the Highlands and Islands Ness Walk Inverness, IV3 5SQ Scotland, UK +44 (0)1463 279000 [email protected] [email protected] www.uhi.ac.uk

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

The Open University (OU) in Scotland is open to people, places, methods and ideas, and promotes educational opportunity and social justice by providing high quality university education to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential. Globally, 200,000 people study with The Open University, with around 15,000 students based in Scotland and more than 15,000 overseas. The Open University currently offers over 300 qualifications, from undergraduate language courses to MBAs to PhDs. The global reach of The Open University enables multinational companies anywhere to put staff located in different offices on the same course at the same time, allowing colleagues at different sites to participate together in on-line tutorials. The Open University is the world’s largest MBA provider with The OU Business School leading flexible, high quality management and professional development across the globe through distance learning. The Open University is one of only two universities in Scotland whose MBA is triple accredited.

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The Open University also offers bespoke training courses for companies through identifying the skills, knowledge and behavioural changes needed to optimise their business performance. Over 70 per cent of OU students work full or parttime during their studies and seventy five per cent of the UK’s FTSE 100 companies have sponsored staff on OU courses.

The Open University is a world leader in modern distance learning, pioneering teaching and learning methods which enable people across the globe to achieve their career and life goals by studying at times and in places that suit them.

KEY FACTS Over 200,000 people study with The Open University; around 15,000 are based in Scotland. The Open University is the world’s largest MBA provider. Nearly three-quarters (72%) of OU research was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework.

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Colleges and Focus The OU has articulation and progression agreements with all of Scotland’s colleges (with the exception of those which make up the University of the Highlands and Islands). Credit transfer arrangements are in place to facilitate transition to degree programmes. Furthermore, we have a campus-based partnership model in place with five colleges. The OU offers degree-level study opportunities to pupils in their final year of secondary school through its Young Applicants in Schools Scheme, widening access to higher education and developing students’ skills and confidence. Partnerships The OU has been instrumental in assisting many countries in setting up their own Open Universities, including India’s Indira Gandhi National Open University and Allama Iqbal Open University in Pakistan.

I think much more strategically now. I can see the big picture and I can look at the horizon and see what’s coming in the future. Each promotion really was because of developments that came from my OU MBA. Caroline Stevens, OU MBA graduate

The OU is involved in a range of health and education development projects across Asia and Africa, including providing support to projects which aim to train and share resources with education and health professionals, most notably the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) programme, which was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2010. More than 300,000 teachers, including those with little or no formal training and many working in highly disadvantaged circumstances, have benefited from TESSA resources. HEAT (Health Education and Training) is another groundbreaking programme; modelled on TESSA in collaboration with leading African academics, it is transforming the training and retention of community health workers across sub-Saharan Africa.

Research Strengths The Open University is unique among UK universities in combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence. Research and knowledge exchange is fundamental to The Open University’s founding principle: to be ‘open to people, places, methods and ideas’. Our research is designed to have impact, influence policy and practice and change lives for the better.

CONTACT DETAILS The Open University in Scotland 10 Drumsheugh Gardens Edinburgh, EH3 7QJ Scotland, UK +44 (0)131 549 7961 [email protected] ac.uk www.open.ac.uk/scotland

QUEEN MARGARET UNIVERSITY

Since it was founded in 1875 Queen Margaret University (QMU) has focused its work on improving lives and serving the community and today it offers education and research which is thoroughly relevant to society’s needs. It emerged during a period of economic progress, but also social and economic divisions. It was established as a voluntary effort to address some of the key problems of its time; to create better career opportunities for women and the need for an improvement in diets, particularly those of working class families. Today, Queen Margaret has developed into a modern university that prepares graduates for useful careers and equips them with the skills that will help them make a real difference to society. Its teaching and research are designed to enhance the social and economic well being of the communities it serves within Scotland, the UK and internationally. QMU has academic flagship areas of health and rehabilitation, sustainable business, and culture and creativity. Within these flagship

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areas, the University provides highly relevant professional education and research that informs policy and practice in health, performing arts, media and social science, and business, enterprise and management. This is a university not just about wealth creation but also about sustaining and bettering society. Underpinning all its work is a strong commitment to economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Queen Margaret University’s teaching and research are designed to enhance the social and economic wellbeing of the communities it serves within Scotland, the UK and internationally.

KEY FACTS 2nd in UK and 1st in Scotland for internationally excellent or world leading research in Speech and Language. Home to Scottish Centre for Food Development & Innovation. The new campus was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 2008.

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Colleges and Focus Two schools: The School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management and the School of Health Sciences. At the heart of its high tech campus facility is an innovative learning resource centre combining IT and library facilities. The campus also includes specialist laboratories and clinics, en-suite student residences, a student union building and sports facilities. The campus is designed not only to be a sophisticated learning environment for students but also to be a valuable, useful resource to the community.

In order to create an outstanding learning environment for 21st century students, in 2007, QMU relocated to its purpose-built campus in the south east side of Edinburgh.

Partnerships QMU has specific expertise in health, food and drink, sustainable business, tourism, social sciences, communications, and performing arts. Its commitment to knowledge exchange aims to reinforce employability and provide a focus for its applied research. The University has a strong track record in building relationships with external organisations, particularly small and medium sized enterprises (e.g. Hibernian Football Club) as well as large, multinational corporations (e.g. NHS, Scottish Government, Mars, Kellogg’s and Onken). QMU has collaborative arrangements with partners in countries including India, Greece and in the Gulf and Middle East states. Research collaborations include working with academics and practitioners in Canada, Japan, Ireland, Uganda, Sri Lanka and Malawi, including successfully operating degree programmes in International Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Business Management in India and Singapore.

Research Strengths QMU takes a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to research, focusing its work through specialist units such as: The Speech Science Research Centre, The Institute for International Health and Development and The International Centre for the Study of Planned Events. QMUs six key research excellence areas are recognised internationally: • Media, Culture and Production • Speech and Communication • Sustainable Business • Nutrition and Metabolism in Health and Disease • Physical Therapies • Social Determinants of Health

CONTACT DETAILS Queen Margaret University Queen Margaret University Drive Edinburgh, EH21 6UU +44 (0)131 474 0000 [email protected] [email protected] www.qmu.ac.uk

THE ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF SCOTLAND

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), founded as the Glasgow Athenaeum in 1847, provides specialised vocational education to professional standards across dance, drama, music, production and screen. As the only conservatoire in the UK, and one of few internationally, to offer studies in these performing and production arts, students are provided with an education that transcends disciplinary boundaries. Facilities in the Glasgow city centre campus include five professional performance venues, a digital media suite, recording facilities and the award-winning Wallace Studios – housing a range of purpose-built dance studios, design workshops, props and wardrobe facilities, and technical construction workshops including a full-size stage paint frame. RCS is uniquely placed in Scotland to partner with a wealth of inspiring professional and artistic companies, including the National Theatre of Scotland, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Ballet and the Edinburgh

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International Festival. Our students benefit from the blend of mentoring and real world experience, working in a professional but supported context. There are currently around 1000 students from around the world on the Royal Conservatoire’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

RCS provides opportunities for professional practice in the industry, with a huge range of mentoring, sideby-side, and apprenticeship schemes, including Emerging Artists with Scottish Opera, and a new Young Artists in Residence programme.

KEY FACTS The only conservatoire in the UK, and one of very few in the world, offering higher education in dance, drama, music, production and screen. Students benefit from working with leading professionals, educators and visiting artists. World-class facilities and unrivalled professional partnerships.

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Colleges and Focus RCS has its own degree-awarding powers up to taught Masters. In all of its programmes, RCS offers students: • Intensive training methods which are vocational, incorporating a rigorous schedule of public performances. • One-to-one tuition, high contact hours, small cohorts, ensemble classes, and rehearsals, combined with contact from visiting international artists, alumni and a myriad of professional companies. • Focus on each student’s unique potential, creativity and talents. • A spirit of creativity, innovation, enterprise and excellence. • Extensive performance opportunities. • World-class facilities.

RCS students are treated as professionals and are industry-ready when they graduate. In fact, many students have been engaged professionally before graduation.

Partnerships The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is a recognised institution in the EU SocratesErasmus programme, linking it to 35 other conservatoires and institutions throughout Europe. Erasmus exchanges enable the Royal Conservatoire’s students to study overseas as part of their course and students at partner universities to study with us. RCS also has links to other institutions that offer student exchanges. The Royal Conservatoire also has industry partners including Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera, BBC Scotland, National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Shakespeare’s Globe, Royal Shakespeare Company, Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland, New Moves International, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Classic FM.

Research Strengths The distinctive creative ethos of the RCS Research department continues to flourish. The research portfolio blends practice-based artistic research, applied research and consultancy with traditional scholarly approaches. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results suggest RCS’s research in music and drama has the strongest impact of any such research undertaken in Scotland, with 67% of research judged as world-leading or internationally excellent. The Royal Conservatoire’s thriving research degree programme is delivered in partnership with the University of St Andrews.

CONTACT DETAILS Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 100 Renfrew Street Glasgow, G2 3DB +44 (0)141 332 4101 [email protected] www.rcs.ac.uk

ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY

Robert Gordon University (RGU), situated in Aberdeen on Scotland’s north-east coast, was awarded university status in 1992 but has a pedigree in education that goes back 250 years. The School of Pharmacy is the oldest in the UK and is recognised through affiliation by the World Health Organisation. Gray’s School of Art is over 125 years old and has a formidable reputation for producing some of Scotland’s top artists. In addition the University has a pedigree in health, engineering, business, the built environment and science that goes back over 50 years.

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has consistently had one of the best records of any UK university for graduatelevel employment and was quoted in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 as the best Scottish university for graduate level jobs.

The University’s professional ethos underpins everything it does and is the cornerstone of its reputation for being consistently one of the best modern universities in the UK.

It has recently completed phase 2 of a £170 million campus development at its Garthdee riverside location, giving the University some of the best teaching, learning and research facilities in the UK.

RGU delivers more than 300 courses to approximately 17,000 full and part-time students from 130 countries in subjects as varied as the arts, architecture and the built environment, business, management, engineering, pharmacy, health and the sciences. Over the last decade the University

It recently launched its Oil and Gas Institute providing teaching and research excellence in the areas of drilling and wells, operations, decommissioning and oil and gas business.

RGU is the only UK university to have a DART simulator (Drilling and Advanced Rig Training) on its campus, providing a full-scale reproduction of an offshore platform or land rig. This is a joint initiative with KCA DEUTAG.

KEY FACTS RGU is the best Scottish university for graduate-level jobs in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015. Over the last decade RGU has consistently been one of the top universities in the UK for graduate level jobs. RGU is the only post-1992 Scottish university to appear in The Guardian University Guide 2016 top 50 of UK universities.

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Colleges and Focus The University has three faculties including the Faculty of Design and Technology, the Faculty of Health and Social Care and Aberdeen Business School. RGU’s focus is on delivering education that prepares students for the professional world by working closely with employers at all stages of the student journey from course development to providing scholarships and work-based placements. Partnerships RGU has 1,000 international students and receives applications from 130 different nationalities. In addition to RGU’s Erasmus scheme, the University also has a number of student exchange and work placement programmes which give students the opportunity to work or study overseas at one of its partner institutions.

RGU has the best employment record of any UK university with the Higher Education Statistics Agency figures for 2015 showing 97.7% of undergraduates and 98.5% of postgraduates in employment or further education.

The University has strategic partnerships with universities including Stavanger University in Norway, Curtin University in Australia, the Chinese University of Petroleum Huadong in China and Manipal University in India. RGU’s partnerships include part delivery of some of its programmes overseas. The University also delivers customised shorttraining package programmes throughout the globe as well as delivery of full academic programmes to corporate clients in Venezuela, Ghana, Uganda, Libya, Algeria, Kazakhstan and China in addition to training staff at the University in the UK. Research Strengths RGU’s research strengths are in allied health professions, computer science, engineering, architecture, accounting and finance, business

and management, library and information management, and art and design. Internationally recognised research is also undertaken in law, politics and sociology. Key themes include: oil and gas; cardiovascular and metabolic disease; environmental and occupational health; neurological and mental health; design and innovation; energy and sustainablility; digital technology; business and enterprise; information and communication; governance and society.

CONTACT DETAILS Robert Gordon University Garthdee House Garthdee Road Aberdeen, AB10 7QB +44 (0)1224 262000 [email protected] www.rgu.ac.uk

THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

Founded in 1413, St Andrews is the third oldest university in the English-speaking world and a highly regarded institution within the UK. St Andrews combines the cosmopolitanism of an international university with a strong sense of community as a result of its location in a small and ancient town. With a diverse student community of over 100 nationalities and a beautiful coastal setting, the University is proud that 98% of new undergraduate students continue in their studies; one of the best rates in the UK and the highest in Scotland. The town of St Andrews is compact with the University accounting for almost half the population. Just over 8,000 students attend and around one-third are from overseas. Perhaps the most distinguishing feature, however, is the strong sense of community reinforced by the size and location of the town and the many cultural and social activities available in the University. The mixture of both old and ultra-modern buildings creates a unique study environment where specialist programmes are offered in

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the arts, humanities, sciences and medicine. The academic staff are almost as diverse as the student population; experts from around the world are drawn to this beautiful corner of Scotland. As one might expect, St Andrews has many student traditions and these create very strong friendships. Current students are encouraged to develop new skills through extra-curricular activities, to seek challenging internships and to study abroad. The Careers Centre enables students to connect with alumni and develop networking skills.

Coming from a big city the intimacy of a place like St Andrews really stands out. Couple this with such a diverse and sociable student body, and you won’t find a better place to spend your student years! Jean-Luc London, England

KEY FACTS Ranked amongst the top 1% of universities in the world (QS World Rankings and Times Higher Education World Rankings). Ranked third in the UK by The Times (2015) and Guardian (2016) newspapers. St Andrews is the leading multifaculty university in Scotland and joint top in the United Kingdom in the 2014 National Student Survey.

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Colleges and Focus Although students apply for a specific degree programme, their admission is into one of four distinct Faculties (Arts, Divinity, Science, Medicine) and subjects are taught within 18 academic Schools. With around 6,600 undergraduates and 1,500 postgraduates, St Andrews has a nice balance between teaching and research. Opportunities for research are offered by all academic Schools and most students choose a PhD which lasts three and a half years full time, with some choosing an MPhil as preparation and training for a doctoral degree. Partnerships Ranked highly in national and global league tables, St Andrews is a leading researchintensive institution with a number of strategic international alliances that enrich academic life and cultivate the University’s ‘internationally Scottish’ dimension.

The degree structure is both flexible and supportive, allowing you to experience a wide range of topics before developing your own favourites. In addition, I’ve met some wonderful, likeminded people. Courtney Prague, Czech Republic

The University has around 50 Erasmus+ partnerships, and delivers 20 international Study Abroad programmes in collaboration with other world-class institutions including the National University of Singapore, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, St Andrews offers a range of collaborative degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels with leading institutions worldwide, including the innovative BA (International Honours), with the College of William & Mary in the US. The University has multiple inter-disciplinary research centres, which collaborate internally and internationally to bring together cutting-

edge research on key global issues from energy and sustainability, to global health and political violence. Research Strengths In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, St Andrews was ranked second in Scotland and nineteenth in the UK for overall research performance, assessed by quality of publications, impact and the environment in which research takes place. St Andrews is officially one of the UK’s most research-intensive universities and St Andrews outperformed the UK sector on research impact, despite its comparatively small size and distance from major urban centres.

CONTACT DETAILS Admissions University of St Andrews St Katherine’s West 16 The Scores St Andrews Fife, KY16 9AX +44 (0)1334 47 6161 [email protected] www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study

THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

With over 11,000 students (including 3,400 postgraduates) and 2,300 staff, representing more than 120 nationalities, Stirling is a vibrant, international campus with a global reputation for innovation and excellence. Stirling is home to leading academics in the fields of: health and sport; enterprise and management; food security; education; social sciences; and the arts and humanities. Over the last 50 years, Stirling has carved out a reputation as a university which is committed to carrying out interdisciplinary research which is addressing real-life issues, having a positive impact on communities across the globe. Stirling’s students are attracted by the unique learning environment, exceptional facilities and the student-centred approach, where ability – not background – is recognised and valued. Its research informs the teaching curriculum and facilitates opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration between staff, students, industry partners and the wider community. Stirling delivers degrees in partnership with institutions in Singapore, China

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and Vietnam and collaborate with a number of Japanese, European and US universities. As Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, sport is at the heart of The University’s identity and we are ranked among the top 10 universities in the UK for sport (The Complete University Guide). Stirling is regularly described as one of the most beautiful university campuses in Europe – set in over 330 acres of landscaped grounds, complete with a loch, castle and golf course. The University’s main campus is located at the historic heart of Scotland, with the two international airports at Edinburgh and Glasgow, are less than an hour away.

Twenty-two students and graduates of the University competed at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, including swimming champion Ross Murdoch.

KEY FACTS Ranked 7th in the UK for graduate employability: 96% of graduates in employment or further study within six months of graduating (Telegraph/HESA, 2015). Administer and manage ‘Winning Students’, the national sports scholarship programme that supports student athletes in universities and colleges across Scotland. Stirling holds a prestigious 5 star rating (QS Stars) and is among the top 50 young universities in the world.

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Colleges and Focus The University comprises eight academic schools which underpin a collaborative and interdisciplinary work ethos. This interdisciplinary approach also ensures research informs the teaching curriculum: • School of Applied Social Science • School of Arts and Humanities • School of Education • School of Health Sciences • School of Natural Sciences • School of Sport • University of Stirling Management School • Stirling Graduate School Partnerships Stirling has agreements with universities from all major continents, covering over 30 countries, including China, India, Oman, Singapore, USA, Vietnam, Japan and throughout Europe. Stirling delivers a number of programmes with international partners – including distance learning, short courses and full-time degrees.

Stirling was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for the ground-breaking research led by the Institute for Social Marketing into the effects of tobacco, alcohol and food marketing on the health of young people.

Research Strengths Stirling has a global reputation for excellence in: health and sport; enterprise and management; food security; education; social sciences; and the arts and humanities. In the UK-wide assessment of university research (REF2014), Stirling moved into the top 40 in the UK and into 5th place in Scotland for research intensity. Almost three quarters of the University’s research activity and academic staff were rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.

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The University works with international agencies and governments to deliver contracts to build capacity and aid skills development. For example, our academics are working with Bangladeshi scientists to look at the role of aquaculture in communities where water is a resource under pressure.

University of Stirling Stirling, FK9 4LA Scotland

Student exchanges form a major component of the University’s international collaborative work. Every undergraduate student has the opportunity to spend part of their degree course overseas. Interest in studying abroad has increased significantly in the past five years and one in ten of our undergraduate students now engages in an international study experience.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

The University of Strathclyde is the “place of useful learning” and is acknowledged as a leading international technological university. It is committed to creating and applying the highestquality research in order to drive innovation for the benefit of society and the economy. Strathclyde is explicitly differentiated by the highly-successful strategic leadership role it plays in building dynamic and growing innovation ecosystems and in actively pursuing new opportunities and investments in partnership with the public and private sectors. Established in 1796 “for the good of mankind”, Strathclyde has always had a global outlook. It is catalysing an “Innovation District” in the heart of Glasgow – one of the UK’s largest cities – and has a vibrant, international community, including 22,000 students and 3,000 staff, from more than 100 countries. Strathclyde’s academics are committed to working with partners to tackle the major research challenges of the 21st Century, while developing highly-skilled graduates needed by industry and the professions.

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Challenging conventional wisdom has been part of the University’s core business since its foundation. Highprofile alumni include John Logie Baird, inventor of the world’s first television; James Blyth, wind energy pioneer; David Livingstone, medical missionary and explorer; and Henry Faulds, originator of fingerprint identification. Strathclyde is among the top 20 research intensive universities in the UK, as shown by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, and was named Times Higher Education UK Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2013, and UK University of the Year 2012.

Our reputation and influence is global, yet we are an institution firmly grounded in the heart of Glasgow, contributing to the social, cultural and economic life of Scotland.

KEY FACTS Strathclyde hosts the £89 million Technology and Innovation Centre, opened by HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 2015. Strathclyde has an international staff and student community drawn from more than 100 countries. Strathclyde’s Business School is among the fewer than 1% in the world with endorsement by all three international accrediting bodies.

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Colleges and Focus Strathclyde is committed to widening access to education and works with schools and partner colleges to achieve this through measures including: the Engineering Academy, which offers college students routes into university; the MCR Pathways programme, which mentors pupils with experience of the care system; the Strathclyde Literacy Clinic, which supports primary school pupils in areas of economic deprivation, and an agreement with Glasgow colleges providing a framework for students to move seamlessly from colleges to continue their studies at Strathclyde.

Strathclyde’s partnerships with business and industry will offer a £1.4bn boost to the Scottish and global economies over the coming decade, according to an independent study by BiGGAR Economics.

Partnerships Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre is taking partnership to new levels by challenging conventional thinking about university collaboration and helping Scotland’s industries compete on the world stage. It houses the UK headquarters of Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest applied research organisation, and has major partners including SSE, ScottishPower and the Weir Group. As a specialist facility bringing academia and industry together, the Centre is making a truly distinctive, innovative impact on regional, national and international economies and research landscapes. Strathclyde also has many mutually beneficial collaborations with world-leading technological and entrepreneurial universities, including MIT, Stanford and NYU in the US, Aalto University in Finland, Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Through these

partnerships, it benefits from sharing experience with internationally-leading institutions about enhancing and contributing to the knowledge-based economy. Research Strengths Strathclyde has a vast breadth and depth of research across and between its four faculties. Its strongest showings in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the UK Government benchmarking of university research, include: first in the UK for Physics; third in the UK for Electronic and Electrical Engineering; Strathclyde Business School in the UK top 10 and first in Scotland; thirteen departments in total ranked in their subject top 10.

CONTACT DETAILS Recruitment and International Office Level 4, Graham Hills building 50 George Street Glasgow, G1 1XP [email protected] +44 (0)141 548 2913 twitter.com/unistrathclyde

SCOTLAND’S RURAL COLLEGE (SRUC)

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is an innovative, knowledge based organisation, supporting the development of land based industries and communities through academic courses and professional development, specialist research and development resources and expert advisory and consultancy services. The College’s work is wide-ranging but there is a particular emphasis on agriculture and related sciences, rural business development and management, horticulture, and rural resource and environmental management. SRUC has been providing land-based education and training in Scotland for over 100 years. As a small, specialist institution, with around 8,000 students, SRUC offers a learning environment that blends academic and commercial expertise to deliver vocational higher education in a unique environment. Everything it does is driven by its vision to be a leader for innovation and sustainable development in the rural sector.

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As Scotland’s only land-based Higher Education Institution, SRUC has a diverse range of students united in their choice to study courses that make a difference. Graduates leave well equipped and enthusiastic to play their part in the rural, land-based and environmental agendas. They will shape a future which affects us all from the food we eat, to the air we breathe and from the buildings we live, work and study in to the outdoor space we enjoy.

A specialist research, advisory and teaching institution working with partners in over 50 countries to support global agriculture, rural development, food production and the management of land and natural resources.

KEY FACTS Works with partners in over 50 countries. Providing land-based education and training in Scotland for over 100 years. Informs policy makers in rural sector, both nationally and internationally.

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Colleges and Focus SRUC’s position as a Centre of Excellence has gained international recognition in the industries involved in food, land and the environmental sectors and all aspects of the rural economy. Courses offered range from vocational skills training to professional development. Undergraduate and postgraduate (taught and research) provision is offered in the following areas: • Agriculture • Animal Science • Applied Science and Technology • Business • Environment • Horticulture • Sport and Tourism As well as undergraduate and postgraduate courses the College also offers postgraduate research opportunities and specialist training. SRUC’s Training Services supports the development of the rural and land-based workforce through the provision of a broad range of training opportunities.

SRUC’s research informs the rural sector and those who develop policies for it.

Partnerships SRUC is a specialist research, advisory and teaching institution. It currently works with partners in over 50 countries to support global agriculture, rural development, food production and the management of land and natural resources. Research Strengths SRUC’s research programmes are designed to aid the development of the land-based industries, support the sustainability of rural communities, and inform policy makers in the rural sector, both nationally and internationally.

Particular research strengths include: • Future Farming Systems • Crop and Soil Systems • Land Economy and the Environment • Animal and Veterinary Sciences Key research themes and areas of particular expertise include: • Rural Policy Analysis • Agricultural Systems • Environmental Economics • Food Supply Chains, Consumers and Policy • Rural Sustainability • Carbon Management • Animal Health • Animal Welfare • Applied Genetics.

CONTACT DETAILS Student Recruitment SRUC King’s Buildings Edinburgh EH9 3JG +44 (0)131 535 4000 [email protected] twitter.com/SRUCStudents

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is Scotland’s largest modern university, but its origins date back over 100 years. UWS programmes have been designed to serve the needs of business, commerce and the public sector, with a broad range of vocational courses developed in conjunction with industry professionals. The University offers study from degree to postgraduate and PhD levels, as well as providing an extensive range of part-time and continuing professional development options. The wide-ranging portfolio encompasses business, computing, engineering, health, science, sport, creative industries, education and social sciences. UWS also has a well-established track record in applied research and consultancy services to industry. UWS has four campus sites in the west of Scotland in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley. The 5th campus is scheduled for October 2015 launch in the centre of London, providing a delivery point for UWS degree and postgraduate programmes for our growing international student population.

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To provide the best possible learning environments for students, a £200 million investment programme has delivered a stunning new £81 million campus, which opened in Ayr in August 2011, and includes performance, broadcasting and editing facilities as well as state-of-theart nursing skills and training labs. Investment in student residential accommodation has seen stunning new residences open in Ayr and Paisley, and an ongoing £12million investment in IT resources will see a further boost to the campus environments. The University offers exchange in the EU through the ERASMUS scheme. A dedicated international advisory team supports all overseas students at the University.

The best thing about UWS is how friendly and supportive the staff are. There are a wide range of opportunities for students to develop their skills to fit the industry they want to work in. Elisabet McLuskey, Events Management, from Tenerife

KEY FACTS Top in the UK for a range of subjects – National Student Survey 2015. 4* rating – ‘WhatUni’ Student Choice Awards 2015. 94% of UWS students in work or further study after six months.

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Colleges and Focus UWS’s six academic schools are Business & Enterprise; Education; Engineering & Computing; Health, Nursing & Midwifery; Media, Culture & Society; and Science & Sport. Programmes are offered on a full-time, part-time and online basis. The University’s focus on equipping graduates for the world of work means that practical placement and work-based learning feature significantly and students enjoy input from a range of guest speakers and industry experts throughout their studies. Partnerships UWS has a growing international community, with around 1,400 international students studying across the University campuses from the US, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, China and many others. The University has also established links with over 100 educational partners worldwide and International Memoranda of Understanding have been signed creating new opportunities for collaboration in teaching and research. I chose UWS because it delivers more practical knowledge and offers handon opportunities as part of the learning experience. I’ve now started working part-time for a multi-national engineering firm during my final year. Ramendar Kwatra, Mechanical Engineering, from India

Research Strengths UWS researchers are developing innovative technologies and shaping society through an applied research focus, working with government, industry and partner organisations to tackle exciting and diverse issues critical to improving lives and creating a more equal society. The University’s research informs its teaching and learning to enrich the University’s students’ experience. In the 2014 REF all of our submissions were ranked as having international or worldleading status.

CONTACT DETAILS Paisley Campus Paisley, PA1 2BE Scotland UK based enquiries: 0800 027 1000/0141 849 4101 [email protected] International enquiries: +44 (0)141 849 4101 [email protected] www.uws.ac.uk

SCOTTISH DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL

Scottish Development International (SDI) is a partnership between the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. It is the specialist trade and investment arm in Scotland, which supports the attraction of inward investment to Scotland and assists Scottish based businesses to trade overseas. SDI works in close partnership with Business Gateway and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and is the single point of contact for all international business development needs. 45% of all inward investment projects to Scotland cite our universities’ skills and research capabilities as a key draw. Scotland’s higher education institutions continue to raise their game in globally competitive markets with overseas operations, collaborations and partnerships. Demand for Scotland’s higher education provision is at an all time high. We can put you in touch with key providers and help build long-lasting partnerships. (Source: Grow, Export, Attract, Support: Universities’ contribution to Scotland’s economic growth Universities Scotland 2013)

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Scottish universities have a strong track record of working with overseas partners, through delivery of teaching, training, in-country provision, or a more ‘blended learning’ approach.

In 2014, Scotland was the top ranked UK region for foreign direct investment outside London. Ernst & Young’s 2015 UK Attractiveness Survey

SDI is looking to support projects in the following areas: • Transnational education (TNE) partnerships that deliver Scottish qualifications in overseas markets; • International commercial opportunities, such as Continuous Professional Development (CPD), which require a Scottish academic partner; • Contract or collaborative research partnerships across a range of key sectors; and • Apprising and developing new overseas infrastructure.

KEY FACTS Scotland’s universities have been more effective at engaging with SMEs for innovative purposes than the rest of the UK. 29% of all consultancy undertaken with SMEs in the UK is done by Scottish universities despite being only 11 per cent of the UK’s universities. Every Scottish institution undertakes world-leading research. More than 45 percent of Scottish research is rated as internationally excellent1. Scotland has the highest concentration of universities in Europe. 1

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Strengths Across Sectors Scotland has globally competitive sectors and businesses, including energy, life sciences, creative industries, financial and business services, food and drink, tourism and education. Scotland’s leading universities have gained an international reputation for their expertise in areas such as life sciences, medical research, biotechnology, informatics, energy, nanotechnology and environmental science to name but a few. Partnerships A key strength of the Scottish universities sector is the strong links between academia and industry, with the country’s universities significantly boosting the talent pool available to employers. According to a recent report, Scotland has the highest educational attainment of any part of the UK, providing a ready resource of quality employees.

SDI works with Scotland’s education sector on the international stage. Our market intelligence, local expertise and in-country activity support various international relationships. Jonathan Wilson International Sector Head, Scottish Development International

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