University of the Highlands and Islands

World University Rankings 2024
Young University Rankings 2024
12b Ness Walk, London, Highland, IV3 5SQ, United Kingdom

About University of the Highlands and Islands

The University of the Highlands and the Islands is a university made up of 12 research institutions and colleges in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. These institutions are defined as the university’s academic partners.

It was founded in 1992 and gained full university status in 2011. Its academic partners are located at campuses across Scotland’s highlands and islands, including in Inverness, Perth, Elgin, the Isle of Skye, Fort William, Shetland, Orkney and the Outer Hebrides.

Encompassing a wide range of both further and higher education, full-time and part-time study and online learning, courses range from golf management, science and sustainable mountain development to marine science, Scottish history and fine art, with a huge range in between. It is supportive of the Gaelic culture of the Highlands and Islands, offering Gaelic courses at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig,the National Centre for Gaelic language and culture on the Isle of Skye.

The students’ association (HISA) offers students the opportunity to participate in many club sports such as basketball, climbing, football, paddle sports, snowsports and mountaineering. HISA also hosts a sports day, Freshers events, student elections, HISA Awards and regional council which includes all 12 academic partners.

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Key statistics

  • 139.0
    No. of students per staff
  • 12%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 61 : 39
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 23%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 7,645
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at University of the Highlands and Islands

  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Veterinary Science
    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Sport Science
  • Education

    • Education
  • Arts & humanities

    • Archaeology
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
  • Law

    • Law
  • Social sciences

    • Geography
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Sociology
  • Engineering & technology

    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Physical sciences

    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Chemistry
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Psychology

    • Psychology