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From the Orkney Islands, Inverness-shire and Perthshire to the West of England and south Wales, the six projects led by SMEs, universities and local authorities represent the best of UK innovation, resources and expertise. They will test 5G across a range of applications, including smart farming with drones ...
Shirley-Anne Somerville, who is also the minister for further and higher education, hit back in the row over the £90 million facility after accusations that West Fife had been “betrayed”. A new campus was announced by the Scottish Government in October 2014 but there's still no money for the project and ...

Scottish rural businesses ramping up their digital business could add up to £2.5 billion to the country's economic output, a new report out today says. ... in those regions by at least £1.44bn, says the report commissioned by Amazon and published by Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and Rural England.
Though seemingly irrelevant in the grand spectrum of the world's progress, you may be surprised at just how many famous faces were Scottish-born and just ... institutions, including his initial enrollment at the University of Edinburgh where he attended classes before moving to University College in London.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A group of online learners from Penn State will travel to Scotland next week to learn about international human resources policies and practices for a course toward their master's degree. Sixteen students, who are working professionals in the human resources field, will meet ...
Fugitive Ex-Member of Catalan Government Moves to Scotland. A fugitive former member of Catalonia's regional government says she has moved to Scotland from Belgium. March 11, 2018, at ... She appears as a faculty member of the School of Economics and Finance on the Scottish university's website.

A former Catalan regional government minister wanted in connection with last autumn's independence referendum has headed to Scotland from her ... that Clara Ponsati, who fled with former regional premier Carles Puigdemont to Brussels in late October, had returned the University of St Andrews.
Wisconsin Distillery Uses Scottish Techniques ... degree in educational policy and administration, a degree that brought him to Madison for a job at Edgewood College, working in student activities. ... One day, he happened across a program through Heriot-Watt University, based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Richard Williams, principal of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, has become the latest Scottish university leader to call for a compromise to end the dispute. A majority of affected vice-chancellors north of the border have broken ranks with Universities UK, which technically represents them. About 30 ...
Dropout rates at Scottish universities are lower than the UK average for the first time in two decades. The Higher Education Statistics Authority audit showed that 6.2 per cent of first-time students in Scotland dropped out before their second year, the joint lowest figure on record. It is the first time that the ...
The dropout rate for students at Scottish universities is the lowest it has been for 19 years. For the first time in a generation, the retention rate for students is better than the UK average. Just 6.2% gave up their studies before their second year in Scotland compared with the UK average of 6.4%. Scottish ...
Questioning higher education minister Shirley Anne Somerville, Ms Lamont said: “I've been told it is more difficult to get into university than it was ten years ago, if you are a Scottish student. There is competition for certain courses which means, as a consequence, that we are having rationing by qualification ...
Scots patients are among those who have seen “astonishing” results from a UK-wide medical trial aimed at combating diabetes with a strict diet and ... The project, run by researchers at the universities of Glasgow and Newcastle, required patients to follow a rigid, calorie-restricted diet that was closely ...
The magical run to the Elite 8 in 2015-16 may seem like a long time ago, but this year's edition of the Alma College men's basketball team is showing signs that it ... Heading into Wednesday night's Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) opener at Kalamazoo (a 78-43 victory), the Scots had ...
ONE of Scotland's most prominent Catholics has warned that stifling free speech at student campuses suggests “universities have lost their role as wise ... Higher education minister Jo Johnson said that from April a new universities regulator, the Office for Students (OfS), could punish universities that do not ...
Colleges Scotland, which represents the sector, said recent changes in admissions policy at universities were one of the reasons why many students ... six which charges higher education students in some circumstances if they drop out before the cut-off including City of Glasgow, West College Scotland, ...
The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), which represents more than 80% of the country's teachers, said it wanted the Scottish government and councils to ... Co-operation and Development (OECD) which found that Scottish teachers earned 82% less than similar professionals with university degrees.

With Scots stockpiling Irn-Bru in response to an imminent reduction of the sugar content of the soft drink, many people outside of Scotland have been left wondering just what's so great about the fizzy orange beverage. The drink currently contains 10.3g of sugar per 100ml, meaning a can provides more ...
"Essay mills and other companies offering services of this nature are acting immorally on all levels," a spokesman for Universities Scotland said. ... Mary Senior, UCU Scotland Official, added: "University staff are really sympathetic to the pressures students find themselves under, but it's never the answer to ...
Nicola Sturgeon is facing calls to order a clampdown on the pay of senior academics after the principal of one of Scotland's top universities accepted a £20,000 ... called on the first minister and her education secretary to step in and tackle what he sees as excessive levels of pay in Scottish higher education.
According to admissions body UCAS, applicants from England are now 15 per cent more likely to receive an offer from a Scottish university than applicants from Scotland. So it's not only poor Scottish students who are being progressively excluded from Scottish universities; it's all Scots. This is due to the ...
The face of a 17th-century Scottish prisoner of war who died after being captured by Cromwell's troops has been revealed using the latest digital technology ... Archaeologists have collaborated with Liverpool John Moores University's Face Lab specialists - who used sophisticated software to create a digital ...
Colleges Scotland welcomed extra funding to cover the cost National Bargaining in setting out pay for lecturers, as well as increased capital cash. ... Andrea Nolan, Universities Scotland convener said: “We welcome today's budget and recognise this is a good outcome for higher education given the ...
... households; An additional £10m is available to support children and young people with complex support needs; Local government will be given £88m to maintain the pupil-teacher ratio; University tuition remains free and £1.8bn will be given to colleges and universities via the Scottish Funding Council ...
The changes to the income tax system in the Scottish budget mean almost everyone in the country will notice some difference in their lives. ... For older learners, student tuition is still funded, while Mr Mackay pledged a "real terms increase" in funding for universities and colleges via the Scottish Funding ...
Scottish colleges have secured nine places on the Tes FE Awards 2018 shortlist, published today. A total of six colleges have made the shortlist in at least one of the 17 categories, with City of Glasgow College in contention for three categories, including apprenticeship programme of the year and employer ...
“The socio-economic profile of university and degree) and college and HN (Higher National) students is cause for concern, although any assumption that a college education or a vocational course) is inferior to university education must be resisted and the choices of learners must be respected.”.
The most important reason is that access to higher education, despite a 10-fold increase in the number of students in the past 50 years, is still deeply unfair. ... Universities need to make bolder use of variable offers to applicants to reflect their educational and social circumstances (to identify those with the ...
She added: “Every child, no matter their background, should have an equal chance of going on to higher education. “Progress is being made, with latest figures showing that a record number of students from the 20 per cent most deprived areas in Scotland successfully gained a place at university in 2017.
A “revolution” is required to give teenagers from poor Scottish families a fair chance of going to university, a government adviser has said. ... He also suggested that three out of Scotland's four ancient universities — Edinburgh, St Andrews and Aberdeen — would have to put in “substantially greater” effort to ...
One of Scotland's top private schools has consulted lawyers in an ... an open letter to parents at George Watson's College in Edinburgh, ... “Quite why Mr Roffe has decided to misrepresent the serious nature of the Scottish ministers' ... The Sunday Times Rich List · Insider City Guides · Good University ...
Thanks to continued support from the Scottish government, the life ... This exciting industry works closely with the main medical universities in Scotland to, ... service and university researchers to develop the next generation of ...
Scotland is leading the way within the field of precision medicine, but ... as well as top medical universities such as Glasgow University and its ...
Shared identity: universities and their towns are mutually reliant ... not to forget its unique character, charm and rich Scottish heritage. ... In exploring the link between a university and its town and brand, ... it's not only important that, as higher education institutions, we play a ... University College Birmingham ...
Scotland Whale Bone Mystery: Were They Beached or Forced Onto Shore? ... Archaeologists working on Scotland's Island of Sanday made an ... update from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, ...
Scotland 'shortchanged' by budget's lack of cash for vital services, says SNP ... Scottish finance secretary Derek Mackay is strongly critical of Philip ... university estimate that increasing public pay by inflation in Scotland will ...
Universities are lowering their own standards for entry to teacher training ... On the University of the West of Scotland's secondary course, just ...
Five Scottish universities featured in a list of the world's top 200 institutions ... An Edinburgh University spokesman said: "We are confident in the ... Shirley-Anne Somerville, the SNP's Higher Education Minister, said: "The ...
Older Scots are being discouraged from leaving their homes and visiting town ... said Glasgow Caledonian University Professor Martijn Steultjens. ... The need to improving pelican crossings has already led to innovations in Scotland. ... at several locations across Edinburgh, including outside the Scottish ...
SNP minister claims Scottish economy growing by 0.1 per cent is 'good news' ... Over the previous year, Scotland's growth totalled just 0.5 per cent ... director of the Fraser of Allander Institute at Strathclyde University, said it ...
Developed by Scotland's careers service – Skills Development Scotland ... a Higher, recognised by employers, as well as many of Scotland's colleges and universities. ... entry to a Modern Apprenticeship, to university, college or straight to work. ... Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun Online?
The event, organized by the Laurinburg-Scotland County Area Chamber of ... “You have a terrific community college, a private university, and we like to ... “The challenge for small, private church-related colleges is pretty great ...
Scottish decision to ban fracking beggars belief, says Ineos ... Scotland called for a moratorium on fracking almost two years ago, and Mr ... Earlier this year a team of scientists from Scotland's Heriot-Watt University said the ...
The farming town of Broo on Scotland's Shetland Islands was no stranger ... A team led by historian and archaeologist Gerald Bigelow of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, ... colleagues from the Scottish Universities Environmental Research ... a geographer at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.
VANCOUVER -- For more than 50 years, Simon Fraser University's sports teams have played under the name The Clan, to honour the Scottish ...
Law student Robbie Travers, who is described as a right-wing commentator, claims the University of Edinburgh has now dismissed all ...
Three of Courier Country's universities have been listed among the ... Glasgow was named Scottish University of the Year by the annual guide.
The University of Glasgow has been named Scottish University of the Year by an annual guide. The institution climbed nine places to feature ...
Scotland's universities have increased the pay packages of some senior staff by up to 30 per cent in five years. Analysis shows that since 2012 ...
Twenty-two prefects of The Scots College have resigned after as many as 110 students caused havoc in local streets and in the elite Sydney ...


 

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