The higher education sector in Scotland makes an important contribution to both the Scottish economy and wider society. It has global reach, attracting students from across the world. An internationally competitive and inclusive higher education sector is central to achieving the Scottish Government’s strategic objectives of a ‘Smarter Scotland’ and a ‘Wealthier and Fairer Scotland’.
This report, publishing in summer 2019, will follow up on the financial aspects of our 2016 report Audit of higher education in Scottish universities, and will assess the financial sustainability of Scottish universities. The report will comment on: