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Universities and Scotland


The future funding of Scotland’s universities and fees for overseas and non-EU students will be the subject of this inquiry. The Committee will also use this inquiry as an opportunity to examine the impact policies made in Whitehall will have on Scottish Universities, their students, their employees and on research.

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry

Read a summary of our key recommendations


Work news

Government rejects Scottish representation in UKRI and widening the Turing Scheme
Scottish Affairs Committee publishes Government response to Universities and Scotland report
27 April 2022
MPs conclude that this is a crunch time for Scottish universities
Scottish Affairs Committee publishes report on Universities and Scotland
28 May 2021
Scotland Minister questioned on Erasmus+ replacement, Brexit and pandemic impact on Scottish universities
The Scottish Affairs Committee will quiz Scotland Minister Iain Stewart on the implications of the pandemic and Brexit for Scotland’s universities.
23 February 2021
Scottish Universities Minister Lochhead to be questioned on Scottish Universities’ future
Scottish Affairs Committee hears from Scottish Universities Minister on the impact of coronavirus pandemic and Brexit on Scottish Universities and students
25 January 2021
Future of Scottish research funding post-Brexit to be considered by MPs
Committee will question senior officials from the Universities of Strathclyde, Glasgow and Abertay
4 December 2020
Academics questioned on Scottish university research
The Scottish Affairs Committee examines the position of Scottish university research within the wider UK research landscape
23 November 2020
Questions over Scottish Universities’ funding sustainability to be answered by Scottish Funding Council
Committee to question senior figures at Scotland’s premier research education funding body
9 November 2020
Scottish students and staff focus of Scottish Affairs session
Scottish Affairs Committee hears from Scottish student unions on student experience during the pandemic
19 October 2020
Scottish university representatives questioned on sector funding challenges
Scottish Affairs Committee examines the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on universities
6 October 2020
MPs open probe into future of Scotland's universities
Scottish Affairs Committee launches inquiry into Universities and Scotland
5 August 2020
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