Principal and Vice-Chancellor
Highlander James Fraser attended Plockton High School in Ross-shire. He gained an MA (Hons) in Mental Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh in 1971 and went on to become a lecturer in English and Liberal Studies at Inverness Technical College, now Inverness College UHI.
In 1977 he took up an administrative post in the Academic Registry of the University of Stirling, gaining promotion in 1980 to assistant registrar. He graduated with an M.Ed from the University of Stirling in 1983.
In 1987 he was appointed secretary of Queen Margaret College in Edinburgh, now Queen Margaret University. From 1972 to 1979 James also worked part-time with the Open University as a tutor on some of its arts courses.
He was appointed as secretary to Paisley College of Technology in 1989. Paisley was granted university status in 1992 and James remained as university secretary until 2002 when he joined UHI Millennium Institute, forerunner to our university, as secretary. In 2007 he became UHI deputy principal and secretary.
He took over as UHI principal in 2009 and became vice-chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands in February 2011.
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- Parliamentary Reception - February 2013
- Address to our new Chancellor, HRH the Princess Royal - June 2012
- Celebrating our new University - August 2011
- Scotland's newest university - March 2011