13,000 students enrolled on renewable energy courses at Scotland’s higher education institutions

Scottish Renewables revealed on 27 September that almost 13,000 students are studying courses related to renewable energy at universities and colleges in Scotland.

A Freedom of Information request was submitted to 32 further and higher education institutions in Scotland asking about the number of students currently pursuing courses or modules that relate to renewable energy, the results of which were collected between May and August 2019.

The results revealed that students are studying an “enormous range of courses”, from Energy Finance and Policy (University of Edinburgh) and Countryside Management (Scotland’s Rural College) to Tourism Sustainability and Climate Change (University of Glasgow) and Engineering Systems (Dundee and Angus College).

Scottish Renewables Chief Executive Claire Mack said: “We already know that the Scottish renewable sector supports an estimated 17,700 jobs, so it’s exciting to see the scale of the workforce of the future, and the enormous range of courses being studied which relate in some way to Scotland’s renewable energy future.”

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