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University of the Highlands and Islands

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the only university based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Our partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is accountable for all formal education beyond school in our region and provides access to study at further and higher education level as well as research opportunities.

Each partner serves local, regional, national and international needs, as well as making a distinctive contribution to the university partnership. Each partner has its own character. Some are relatively large colleges in the urban centres of the region such as Perth, Elgin and Inverness. Others are smaller institutions, including some whose primary focus is on research. All, however, have a student-centred culture and an individual approach to student learning.

In addition to the main campuses, our partnership also provides educational opportunities through a network of more than 70 learning centres located throughout the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire.