SCOTLAND: Universities, colleges face merger waveThe Scotsman.
Russell also called for greater collaboration between Scotland's universities, outlining the possibility of mergers there too if they made "educational and financial sense".
In a wide-ranging review of education for those aged 16 and over, plans were also revealed for improved governance and funding arrangements for universities and colleges. There was also a pledge to introduce a 'minimum income' of £7,000 (US$11,000) a year for Scottish students studying at university, and another that every 16- to 19-year-old would have a place in learning or training by the end of this financial year.
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