The Higher Education sector contributes £1,258m to Scottish output and the Further Education Colleges support Scotland’s economic activity to the sum of £369m.

Of Scotland’s 20 Higher Education Institutions  –  Glasgow and Strathclyde universities have the 2nd and 3rd largest impacts to Scotland’s economy.

The Glasgow Economic Commission recognised the importance of Glasgow’s Universities and Colleges as key strategic assets for Glasgow and its future development. There are ways in which we can better use these assets for the benefit of Glasgow, its people and businesses.

The work stream proposes a range of key actions under a ‘City of Education’ banner that has four key threads:

  • Internationalising HFE in Glasgow: attract more RoUK /OS students & talent;
  • Progression & inclusion: maximise training / skills opportunities and FE/HE progression;
  • Enterprise & innovation: promote innovation, enterprise & company-to-HFE links;
  • Culture, community & place: support the city’s culture, communities and places.

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