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

Sheila Riddell, Elisabet Weedon, and Sarah Minty


This book examines the impact of devolution on Scottish and UK higher education systems, including institutional governance, approaches to tuition fees and student support, cross-border student flows, widening access, internationalisation and research policy. Throughout the book, higher education is used as a lens through which to interrogate critically the Scottish Government’s claim that, alone in the UK, Scotland remains a bastion of collectivism and social democracy. The authors point out that Scottish universities have flourished since devolution, attracting growing numbers of internation ... More

Keywords: higher education, independence, Scotland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781474404587
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404587.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sheila Riddell, editor
All University of Edinburgh

Elisabet Weedon, editor

Sarah Minty, editor