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Higher Education in Scotland and the UK: Diverging or Converging Systems?

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages184
ISBN (Electronic)9781474404594
ISBN (Print)9781474404587
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2015


This book focuses on the challenges and opportunities faced by Scottish higher education post-referendum 2014. It draws on findings from a project on higher education within the ESRC’s Future of the UK and Scotland Programme, making an important and original contribution to the understanding of higher education policy in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Central themes explored in different chapters include: the influence of marketisation and internationalisation on Scottish and UK higher education systems; university governance, devolution and the rescaling of the European state; the impact of widening access policies on territorial and social justice; young people’s views of higher education and the impact of the extended franchise; cross-border student flows and migration; research funding, knowledge economies and constitutional change.

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  • REF2021

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