UHI Millennium Institute
Its web site is at http://www.uhi.ac.uk
UHI provides access to university-level education through a distinctive educational partnership of colleges and research institutions (the UHI academic partners). Each academic partner has its own character and contributes to the distinctive organisation that is UHI Millennium Institute. Some are relatively large colleges in the urban centres of the region such as Perth, Elgin and Inverness. Others are smaller institutions, including some whose primary focus is on research. All, however, have a student-centred culture and an individual approach to student learning.
In April 2001, the Scottish Executive granted UHI Millennium Institute (UHI) status of Higher Education Institution, providing university level courses throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. This was achieved after a decade of dedicated hard work by the people involved with the University of the Highlands and Islands Project.
However, for centuries the people of the Highlands and Islands have aspired to create a university and thus UHI has an extensive and intriguing history which dates back to the 14th century when Perth was identified as a suitable site for university provision throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
The University of the Highlands and Islands comprises 13 colleges and research institutions:
- Argyll College UHI
- Highland Theological College UHI
- Inverness College
- Lews Castle College
- Moray College
- NAFC Marine Centre UHI
- North Highland College
- Orkney College
- Perth College UHI
- Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
- Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI
- Shetland College
- West Highland College
For more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UHI_Millennium_Institute