Designing a smart environment for tertiary education in Scotland.

29th June 2021

The Scottish Funding Council has today published their final report of their review of how best they can fulfil their mission of securing coherent tertiary education skills provision and excellence in research and knowledge exchange in these changing times Review of Coherent Provision and Sustainability – phase 3 (

The seven key recommendations for system change cover the breadth of the SFC’s mission and are far-reaching from finding better ways to support learning throughout life to developing a clear strategic, longer-term vision and intent for the future of tertiary education and research undertaken by colleges and universities in Scotland. We particularly welcome the sustaining research and enhancing knowledge exchange which is integral to the work of Interface.   

In welcoming the report, Dr. Siobhán Jordan, Director of Interface commented: 

The consultation led by the Scottish Funding Council has been wide ranging, ambitious and inclusive.  And it provides a fantastic journey planner for the coming years. We look forward to working with all partners including Universities and Colleges to enable greater knowledge exchange and innovation support for a green recovery, a well-being economy and transition to a net-zero carbon society.