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Scottish universities get cash for green energy

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Three universities in Scotland are enrolling their own green energy supplies with the aid of £20 million from the Scottish Government, it was announced. The projects are expected to help Scotland meet its carbon emission reduction targets. Prince William’s former university, St Andrews, is getting £10 million for a wood-fuelled biomass project at Guardbridge in Fife. The money goes towards ... Read More »

Top marks for St Andrews University as survey ranks it best in Scotland

St Andrews University has been placed fourth in the UK and top in Scotland in the latest university league table published. Consistently ranked one of the UK’s top 10 over the last decade, St Andrews is judged to be the UK’s best multi-faculty university next to Oxbridge in the new Guardian University Guide. Once again, it is the only Scottish ... Read More »

Oldest university is best for higher education

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The oldest university in Scotland is the country’s best, according to a new UK-wide higher education league table. St Andrews University, in Fife, founded in 1413, came top in Scotland and sixth in the UK in the 2014 Complete University Guide. Edinburgh University came second in Scotland after falling two places to 18th in the UK table while Glasgow University ... Read More »

St Andrews University’s £484m impact

St Andrews University

St Andrews University now contributes more than £484 million a year to the Scottish economy — and supports more than 8,900 full-time jobs. The findings of a new economic impact report reveal the university has increased its economic impact by £179m a year since 2008-09.  St Andrews has 7,777 full-time students and employs 2,355 staff. The independent report, Economic Impact of ... Read More »

Rankings show Scotland’s universities under pressure from Asian institutions

St Andrews and Dundee universities have been pushed down world university rankings by an Asian surge. In the Times Higher Education top 200 list, St Andrews has fallen from 85th last year to 108th, and from 176th place Dundee has dropped off the list, although it remains in the ”best of the rest” category. Aberdeen and Glasgow also saw their ... Read More »

First student exchange with India established at St Andrews

St Andrews University welcomes two students from India as part of new scheme. Students from St Andrews University are taking part in the first exchange programme established between the University and an institute in India. The exchange enables two undergraduate students in Biology to spend up to 10 weeks carrying out research projects at the Indian Institute for Science Education ... Read More »

St Andrews University defends record on admitting students from poorer families

Only one in three of the would-be students from poor families offered a place at St Andrews University takes it up, it has emerged. The university divulged the figure after coming under attack from the National Union of Students (NUS) for taking on only 13 undergraduates from the most deprived parts of Scotland in 2010-11. Aberdeen and Edinburgh universities were ... Read More »

Scotland: Universities under fire on fair access

Student leaders have described as “truly awful” the record of Scottish universities on admitting students from poorer backgrounds.  Figures were obtained by the National Union of Students (NUS) in Scotland using a Freedom of Information request. They said older universities each typically recruit fewer than 100 students from deprived backgrounds. The universities have defended their efforts to recruit a wider ... Read More »

Applications to Scottish universities show tuition fee divide

Scottish universities have seen a dip in the number of applicants from England and Northern Ireland, but a rise in applicants from other EU countries, which, like their Scottish counterparts, will not be charged tuition fees. Figures from Ucas show the total number of university applications from Scotland is down by 1.5%, the lowest figure of any part of the ... Read More »

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