Universities in Scottish north bear brunt of cuts

A bombshell funding deal has left north and north-east universities bearing the brunt of sweeping cuts to higher education. Last week opposition politicians lashed out at the Scottish National Party over the cuts, saying they would leave Scottish education in the “Dark Ages”, writes Andrew Liddle for The Press and Journal.

The Scottish government has taken the axe to teaching and research, with institutions across the region poised to lose almost £6 million (US$8.4 million) next year. Unions have warned the deal could lead to large-scale job losses as universities try and find ways to save cash.

North-east institutions have suffered the worst grant reductions in Scotland, with both Aberdeen and the Robert Gordon University having their cash cut by a “catastrophic” 3.9%. In cash terms, Aberdeen University is losing almost £3 million, Robert Gordon University nearly £1.5 million and the Highlands and Islands University almost £1.2 million.
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