Formally established in 2011, the University of the Highlands and Islands is the newest Scottish university but it has been offering degrees since 1998. It includes institutions that date back over 100 years. The university has expertise in Marine Science, Renewable Energy, Archaeology and Adventure Tourism.
Thirteen campuses and more than 70 learning centres spread throughout the Highlands and Islands make up the University of the Highlands and Islands network. You might choose to study in one of the larger urban centres of the region, such as Perth, Inverness or Elgin, or in one of the smaller towns or island communities, including the Western and Northern Isles.
The University of the Highlands and Islands has a student population of over 8,000 of which, around 3% come from outside the UK.
The university’s research and teaching strengths derive in part from the geography of the region and include marine science, rural and sustainable development, environmental science and renewable energy. In addition, the university is active in the health sciences, business and management, creative industries, and in engineering, including aircraft engineering and energy engineering.
The UHI is the only university based in the scenically outstanding Highlands and Islands. It is internationally recognised for its innovative use of technology to provide access to higher education to a widely dispersed population.