University of Glasgow to remain at Crichton

Issued: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 09:09:00 BST

The University of Glasgow is delighted to have secured a funding package which allows them to remain at the Crichton Campus in Dumfries on a long-term and sustainable basis.

Welcoming today’s announcement by Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop, the University’s Principal Sir Muir Russell said: "This is good news for the University and great news for the people of Dumfries and Galloway.

"We are proud of our achievements at Crichton and we are glad that its value has been recognised. We welcome the Education Secretary’s announcement which enables us to continue to provide the Liberal arts degree and further secure it through a new Bachelor of Education degree which will draw on our Liberal Arts provision.  We can also offer new postgraduate programmes, as we have been keen to do.

"This settlement removes from the University the crippling burden of overhead costs which has been a major factor in our recurring deficit at Crichton.

"Overall these decisions enable the University to move within a reasonable timeframe to a break even basis for our operation at Crichton, which has always been our bottom line."

The University of Glasgow will resume undergraduate recruitment for session 08/09 onwards. A new MSc in Carbon Studies will add to the existing suite of post-graduate programmes including an M Litt in Tourism.


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