The expansion of further and higher education provision across the region has been of central importance to long term growth and prosperity. Providing opportunities for young people to study in the region helps attract and retain population as well as supplying the local labour market with graduates, driving up productivity rates and supporting the expansion of businesses in growth sectors. The award of University title to UHI is a significant milestone in the region’s long term development.


At 2015

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) is a network of

13 colleges



outreach learning centres

UHI provides local access to over


students through its teaching programme


undergraduate & postgraduate degrees


higher national awards and vocational qualifications