MPs fear new HE bill will dilute Scottish voiceHolyrood.
Holyrood’s Education and Skills Committee has written to the House of Lords over the United Kingdom government’s Higher Education and Research Bill, which aims to merge the governance of research funding and link teaching funding to the Teaching Excellence Framework.
Representatives from the Scottish sector told the committee the existing Scottish quality assurance mechanism was a better system of review and improvement, it said. Representatives from Universities Scotland and the Royal Society of Edinburgh had told the committee there were fears that Scotland’s voice could also be diluted in the new research set-up.
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