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18 July 2024

Figures show more Scottish applicants to universities in Scotland and an increase in applicants from deprived communities.

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16 July 2024

Appointments come at a time of opportunity and challenge.

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13 June 2024

Dr Sean Field and Dr Mette High describe the work of the new SFC-funded Scottish Research Alliance for Energy, Homes and Livelihoods (SRAEHL) towards making the changes needed for our future net zero society.

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We are responsible for sustaining the provision of higher and further education in Scotland.

We use public money to fund colleges, universities and other tertiary education establishments.
This funding covers a wide range of activities including: teaching and learning; skills and apprenticeships, student support and participation; research, innovation and knowledge exchange; data collection and dissemination; national quality assurance and enhancement processes; capital and digital infrastructure for the sector; and strategic change, responsive provision and research priorities.

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