We will pay a heavy price if we lose free university education

Scotland“September, and summer finally comes to Scotland just in time to fool students coming here for the new academic year. One of my jobs as rector of Edinburgh University is to warn them and welcome them – all 7000 of them from 130 countries. At times like this, you realise that Scotland’s real business nowadays isn’t finance or manufacturing but higher education. Since the Scottish banks blew themselves up last year, universities are the only thing we still do now that is still genuinely regarded as world class …” (more)

[Ian MacWhirter, Herald Scotland, 14 September]

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