Fintech ready

Scotland has 19 universities producing 70,000 graduates every year. 15 universities have Informatics & Computing Science departments and five of Scotland’s universities are in the top 200 globally.

World class fintech teaching

Scotland is home to five universities in the Global top 200, the 2nd highest concentration per capita in the world behind Switzerland. This concentration has created an environment where companies large and small rub shoulders with leading experts in a wide range of fields including Data, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Blockchain. These universities attract talented students and academics from around the world. In 2017 the University of Strathclyde was the first in Europe to launch an MSc in Fintech. Since then the University of Stirling, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow have developed their own MSc in fintech.

Uni of Strathclyde Glasgow
University of Edinburgh
Uni of Sterling

Universities – the new industry collaboration spaces

Scotland’s universities are very often avant-garde. They are leading the way in terms of collaboration between academia, the industry and fintech start-ups and SMEs. The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow launched its Technology and Innovation Centre, a 270,000 sq ft space, in 2015 and The University is soon to launch its Edinburgh Futures Institute.

Beyond universities

We are working with skill agencies to develop broader talents, increase diversity and ensure re-skilling and up-skilling opportunities are available to all.

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  • AvriumAvrium
  • SK ChaseSK Chase
  • LendingCrowdLendingCrowd
  • CU SoarCU Soar
  • Wallet ServicesWallet Services
  • SquareBookSquareBook
  • Payment CentricPayment Centric
  • Orca MoneyOrca Money
  • NexvesNexves
  • AdviserDirectAdviserDirect
  • SustainablySustainably
  • Money DashboardMoney Dashboard
  • GiftRoundGiftRound
  • FNZFNZ
  • aio*aio*
  • QpalQpal
  • FexcoFexco
  • Bifrost WealthBifrost Wealth

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