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University of the Highlands and Islands

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Located across one of the world’s most breath-taking and iconic regions, they are offering the chance to do something different; something special. Its curriculum and research reflects the heritage and culture of the area as well as embracing traditional, new and emerging sectors.

Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, their distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

They are not a traditional university. They are different. They are part of a new breed of tertiary institutions, the only one in Scotland and one of only a few in Europe.

Their reputation is built on their innovative approach to learning and their distinctive research and curriculum – all enriched by the people, natural environment, economy, culture and heritage of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and its communities.

They have 40,000 students at the heart of their university partnership and are measured by their success. Their curriculum portfolio across both further and higher education is designed to meet current and future local and regional needs and to attract other students to the Highlands and Islands to study.

The University of the Highlands and Islands is a partnership of 13 colleges and research institutions shown on the map below: