Almost 13,000 students are studying courses related to renewable energy at Scotland’s universities and colleges as the country “upskills” to tackle climate change, according to new research. Students are studying courses ranging from energy finance and policy (University of Edinburgh) and countryside management (Scotland’s Rural College) to tourism sustainability and climate change (University of Glasgow), the Scottish Renewables study found. Thirty-one institutions across the country responded to a freedom of information request for data in the survey, which is said to be the first of its kind. It found more than a third (36 per cent) of the 12,885 students on such courses are female. Claire Mack, chief executive of Scottish Renewables, said the figures show the shift to low-carbon energy is providing opportunities across Scotland.
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