Swedish light shines on UHI
A special gift from Sweden has been presented to the new University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) as a tribute to its creation.
It was presented to James Fraser, principal and vice-chancellor, by Linda Stewart, the university’s head of European development, on behalf of Akademi Norr, during title celebrations in Inverness.
“Over the past 10 years, we have had student and staff exchanges and joint project working, including a comparative study of learning centres in remote, rural areas. We also developed and ran an online course for staff on the challenges of higher education provision in such circumstances.
“We were delighted to receive a commemorative gift from Akademi Norr to mark our celebration of university title. It was made by local artist Monica Edmondson and represents the unique light from this far northern region.”
Jan-Olof Karlsson, chair of the board of Akademi Norr, offered his warm congratulations to UHI on achieving university title and hoped the two institutions would continue to work together.
UHI media relations officer