Skip to main content

Academics questioned on Scottish university research

23 November 2020

The Scottish Affairs Committee examines the position of Scottish university research within the wider UK research landscape and how UK Government policy affects it.


Wednesday 25 November 2020, virtual meeting

At 2.00pm

  • Professor Katherine Smith, Professor of Public Health Policy, University of Strathclyde
  • Professor Chris Pearce, Vice Principle for Research, Dean of Research and Deputy Head of the College of Science & Engineering, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Rebecca Lunn MBE, FRSE, FREng, Head of the Centre for Ground Engineering and Energy Geosciences, University of Strathclyde

The panel are likely to be asked to:

  • detail specific challenges faced by researchers during the coronavirus crisis and the effect the longer-term financial impact could have on their work;
  • comment on the sustainability of the research funding model in Scotland;
  • assess the UK Government’s economic support for researchers and projects, and the potential impact that the introduction of fees for EU students on their work; and
  • outline the importance of EU funding programmes such as Horizon and Structural Funding to Scottish university research.

Further information

Image: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported/Kim Traynor