Coronavirus: Doubt over financial sustainability of universities

‘Covid is a wake-up call’: Doubt over financial sustainability of universities

Covid-19 and a reliance on revenue from international students have raised doubts over whether Scotland’s universities are in a financially sustainable position, the higher education minister has warned. Richard Lochhead said the pandemic had been a “wake-up call” for institutions which have in recent years used income from growing overseas recruitment to cross-subsidise other activities.

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