April 24, 1998

Speaking at the conference, Scottish education minister Brian Wilson said the QAA's structure provided an important and appropriate balance between United Kingdom and Scottish interests, writes Olga Wojtas. Its senior advisory committee for Scotland meant the distinctive nature of Scottish higher education in Scotland would still be recognised, while ensuring that institutions were judged on UK standards.

Mr Wilson also questioned the current preponderance of four-year honours degrees, saying there were sound educational reasons for looking at the length of some Scottish degree courses.

Dr Brown's plans for Southampton Institute, page 5

Please login or register to read this article.

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Viewed

Overseas branch campuses have mushroomed in the past two decades, but with the risks larger than initially assumed and the returns less certain, stories of abandoned ventures have begun to mount. Ellie Bothwell asks whether the model still has a future 


26 September

Most Commented

Most universities still rely on exams and assessed essays to grade their students. But as the fourth industrial revolution, employability and student satisfaction all rise up the agenda, many experts are suggesting that assessment needs to much more closely resemble real-world tasks. Anna McKie marks the arguments   

23 May