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Higher education research in an independent Scotland

Published: 30 Apr 2014

Our vision for the future of university research in an independent Scotland.

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Higher education research in an independent Scotland
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Footnotes

1 Scotland's Future: Your Guide to an Independent Scotland, 26 November 2013,
http://82.113.138.107/00439021.pdf

2 HESA Finance Plus 2012/13, Table 5b, http://www.hesa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_pubs&task=show_pub_detail&pubid=1710&Itemid=276 plus SFC estimate of Total Research Funding

3 Gross Expenditure on Research and Development 2012, ONS

4 World University Rankings 2013/14 - Times Higher Education

5 http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-universityrankings/2013#sorting=rank+
region=+country=+faculty=+stars=false+search=

6 World University Rankings 2013/14 - Times Higher Education and SG analysis

7 International comparative performance of Scotland's research base, November 2009,
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/981/0093770.pdf

8 Source: SG calculations based on Times Higher Education World Rankings

9 HESA Finance Plus 2012/13, Table 5a, http://www.hesa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_pubs&task=show_pub_detail&pubid=1710&Itemid=276

10 HESA Finance Plus 2012/13, Table 5b, http://www.hesa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_pubs&task=show_pub_detail&pubid=1710&Itemid=276

11 Building Security and Creating Opportunity: Economic Policy Choices in an Independent Scotland, Scottish Government, November 2013, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/11/2439

12 The PraxisUnico Spin-outs UK Survey: Annual Report 2013 (Further information on the survey can be found at, http://www.spinoutsuk.co.uk/)

13 http://optoscribe.com/news/

14 Grow, Export, Attract, Support: Universities' contribution to Scotland's economic growth, Universities Scotland, Sept 2013, http://www.universities-scotland.ac.uk/index.php?page=publications

15 Figures from Scottish Funding Council

16 http://www.university-autonomy.eu/

17 Scottish Funding Council

18 A Strategic Analysis of The Scottish Higher Education Sector's Distinctive Assets, British Council Scotland 2013

19 http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2013/04/over-2000-jobs-at-new-30million-innovation-centres

20 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_275904_en.html

21 Further details on how independence would support an economy-wide focus on increasing innovation are set out in Chapter 6 of Building Security and Creating Opportunity, Scottish Government, November 2013, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/11/2439

22 The political and economic union, the social union, the currency union, the union of the crowns, the defence union (through NATO), and the European Union

23 Communication of the European Commission "A Reinforced European Research Area Partnership for Excellence and Growth" of 17 July 2012

24 Of which Scottish universities and research organisations received €538 million for Research and Technological Development

25 http://www.sfc.ac.uk/web/FILES/PressReleases_SFCPR082013/SFCPR082013.pdf

26 HESA - Non- UK domicile students, http://www.hesa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2663&Itemid=161

27 Higher Education and the Question of Independence, Lindsay Paterson, http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/cms/files/events/programmes/2012-13/speaker_notes/LindsayPaterson.pdf

28 A Strategic Analysis of the Scottish Higher Education Sector's Distinctive Assets, Neil Kemp and William Lawton, British Council Scotland 2013

29 HESA Finance plus 2012/13 Table 5b, The SFC figure, comprising funding for research and knowledge exchange, is not listed in the HESA Finance Plus Publication and is provided for comparative purposes only

30 Figures received from Research Councils UK, http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/about/aboutrcs/research-funding-across-the-uk/

31 The last Research Assessment Exercise took place in 2008 and is being replaced by the Research Excellence Framework which assesses the impact as well as the quality of research

32 http://www.universities-scotland.ac.uk/uploads/briefings/ResearchFF120511.pdf

33 Further information on GERS is available on the Scottish Government website, http://scotland.gov.uk/gers

34 A detailed briefing note is available alongside the News Release on the Scottish Government website: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Scotland-s-finances-a4c.aspx

35 The UK and Switzerland collaborate to support international research excellence, 11th November 2013, http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/announcements/29152/the-uk-and-switzerland-collaborate-to-support-international-research-excellence.aspx

36 http://blogs.rcuk.ac.uk/2013/10/01/crossing-borders-removing-barriers/

37 http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/announcements/28126/groundbreaking-two-way-lead-agency-pilot.aspx (5th Septmber 2013)

38 Further details on economic policy choices in an independent Scotland are set out in Building Security and Creating Opportunity, Scottish Government, November 2013, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/11/2439

39 Gil 2013: http://www.globalinnovationindex.org

40 Higher Education Statistics Agency HE Finance Plus

41 Higher Education Statistics Agency

42 Further details on immigration in an independent Scotland are set out in Chapter 7 of Scotland's Future: Your Guide to an Independent Scotland, November 26th 2013 http://82.113.138.107/00439021.pdf


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