Louise Richardson Considers the Educational Toll of Scottish Independence
In an interview with London's The Times, EWI Board Member Louise Richardson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St. Andrews, expressed concerns over the potential impact of Scottish independence on higher education.
"If we were cut off from national research councils, it would be catastrophic for this institution," said Richardson. "We would lose our top academics. We would fail to attract serious academics."
In addition to restricting access to research funds, Richardson maintained that independence might result in an increase of political influence in allocating university funds within Scotland.