Higher Education: Scotland

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 19th December 2012.

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Photo of Alistair Darling Alistair Darling Labour, Edinburgh South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much grant funding was awarded to universities in Scotland (a) per head of the UK population and (b) per head of the UK student population in each year since 2006-07.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

holding answer 17 December 2012

The following table gives details of grant funding awarded to universities in Scotland by Research Councils and the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) by (a) per head of UK population and (b) per head of UK student population, from 2006-07. Figures were not available for 2011/12. Figures for TSB funding are from 2007-08, when it was established.

The Scottish Funding Council also administers its own grants to universities in Scotland. The UK student population figures are from HESA and include the entire number of students in HEIs in the UK, including foreign students.

  2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07
UK population 63231800 62262000 61792000 61398000 60986000
UK student population 2501295 2493415 2396050 2306105 2304700
Research council grant funding to Scottish universities per head of UK population (£) 5.634649 5.728052 5.774113 4.966904 4.211016
Research council grant funding to Scottish universities per head of UK student population (£) 142.4418 143.0327 148.9092 132.2394 111.4301
TSB grant funding to Scottish universities per head of UK population (£) 0.152636 0.068733 0.11558 0.026551 n/a
TSB grant funding to Scottish universities per head of UK Student Population (£) 3.858591 1.716299 2.980701 0.706909 n/a

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