Edinburgh Blasted for Favoring Students From Scotland

March 22, 2010

The University of Edinburgh is facing criticism for favoring students from Scotland and the north of England who are applying to some of its more overcrowded programs, The Times (London) reported. While the university says that it is simply trying to reach out to its home region, educators from other parts of Britain are furious. The head teacher of one school told The Times: “I think it is outrageous that any university should discriminate against young people because of where they live. Scotland used to have a proud tradition of looking outwards and attracting some of the greatest international minds to its universities."

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