Education in Scotland
Excellence, achievement, influence and innovation have all earned Scotland its reputation in the education sector worldwide.
Scotland is a world leader in post-school education. Established for over 600 years, our education sector provides world-class expertise to students and business.
Scotland’s education industry produces thousands of graduates each year and is recognised worldwide for carrying out cutting-edge research.
Scotland leads the world in terms of the number of citations and academic papers published per head of population, and it has extensive expertise in a wide variety of disciplines.
Historically, the Scottish education system has contributed greatly to scientific breakthroughs and life-changing inventions, such as penicillin, anaesthesia, CT and MRI scanners and the p53 cancer suppressor gene. Today, that legacy drives our economy and produces thousands of high-calibre graduates every year across the industry spectrum.
An extensive range of teaching, research and business interests are pursued through the Scottish education sector, with courses designed with the needs of industry and businesses in mind.