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The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has today (Monday 22 June) welcomed publication of the report from the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery.

Towards a Robust, Resilient Wellbeing Economy for Scotland has put education firmly at the heart of economic recovery, recognising that the “central importance of the role of education in the reconstruction of the economy is unarguable”.

The report sets out the following overarching challenges for universities and colleges:

  • To design learning to match the skills need in Scotland in future.
  • To focus on reskilling and lifelong learning.
  • To transform acknowledged world-class research into comparable levels of development, and, in turn, large-scale commercialisation.

Welcoming the report, SFC Chief Executive, Karen Watt said:

“We welcome the Advisory Group’s report and are committed to working with partners to make sure our education, skills, research and innovation systems address the challenges of a Covid-19 environment and the needs of learners, business, institutions and economic recovery.”