Success of City-Region Deal - £315m of Investment

Professor Clive Mulholland, principal and vice-chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands welcomed the partnership opportunities the city deal will bring.

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Professor Jun Wei, who leads a team of researchers at our department for diabetes and cardiovascular science in Inverness.

“We were created to have a transformative impact on the Highlands and Islands and we have big plans for the future. We want to use this investment to help transform health, social care and wellbeing in the Highlands and Islands. We already teach a variety of related subjects and carry out world leading health research in Inverness.
We want to develop and align our curriculum and research at all levels to meet the needs of the health and social care sectors across our region, but also including other areas of life science and health service leadership, management and administration.
New possibilities include discussions with the University of Stirling to transfer their current Highland adult and mental health nursing programmes to the University of the Highlands and Islands; a memorandum of understanding with NHS Highland; a £4 million research investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise to increase our health research capacity; and scoping a Scottish graduate medical school model in collaboration with existing medical education providers.”