Franco-Scottish links in research, innovation and higher education

Overview of Franco-Scottish higher education and research partnerships including analysis and recommendations for furthering collaboration between France and Scotland.

List of acronyms

ANR - Agence Nationale de la Recherche (National Research Agency)

BioSS - Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland

BERD - Business Expenditure on Research and Development

BRGM - Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières Earth and Geological Research Bureau

CCUS - Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage

CEA - Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives (French Alternative Energies and Atomic energy Commission)

CHU - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (University Hospital Centre)

CNES - Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (National Centre for Space Studies)

CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Centre for Scientific Research)

CORDIS - Community Research and Development Information Service

COSME - Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

ECR - Early Career Researcher

EMEC - European Marine Energy Centre

ERC - European Research Council

ETP - Energy Technology Partnership

EU - European Union

GDP - Gross Domestic Product

GERD - Gross Expenditure on Research and Development

GovERD - Government Expenditure on Research and Development

HEI - Higher Education Institution

HERD - Higher education Expenditure on Research and Development

INRAE - Institut National de la Recherche pour l'Agriculture, l'Alimentation et l'Environnement (National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment)

INSERM - Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (National Research Institute for Health and Medical Research)

IPGP - Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (Paris Institute for Earth Physics)

KPI - Key Performance Indicator

MASTS - Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland

MoU - Memorandum of Understanding

NHS - National Health Service

OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

PNP - Private Non-Profit

R&D - Research and Development

REF - Research Excellence Framework

RSE - Royal Society of Edinburgh

RESAS - Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services

SAGES - Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment & Society

SAMS - Scottish Association for Marine Science

SDI - Scottish Development International

SEDIA - Single Electronic Data Interchange Area

SEFARI - Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes

SOCSA - Scottish Informatic and Computer Science Alliance

SINAPSE - Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform for Scientific Excellence

SIRE - Scottish Institute for Research in Economics

SFC - Scottish Funding Council

SRPe - Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering

SULSA - Scottish Universities Life Science Alliance

SUPA - Scottish universities Physics Alliance

THE - Times Higher Education

TNE - Trans National Education

UK - United Kingdom

UKRI - UK Research and Innovation



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