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PE01395: Targeted funding for lesser taught languages and cultures at universities

Education

Petitioner: Jan Culik

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 31 July 2011

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to instruct the Scottish Funding Council to provide targeted funding for lesser taught languages and cultures at Scottish universities. 

Petition History:

Summary:

20 September 2011: The Committee took evidence from Sir Tom Stoppard, Jan Culik, Senior Lecturer in Czech Studies, University of Glasgow and Hugh McMahon, Former MEP; Historian and Political Advisor and agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the Scottish Funding Council and the University of Glasgow seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report of 20 September 2011 (501KB pdf) 

29 November 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 29 November 2011 (513KB pdf)

21 February 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 21 February 2012 (429KB pdf)

1 May 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Funding Council. Link to Official Report 1 May 2012 (399KB pdf)

26 June 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Funding Council. Link to Official Report 26 June 2012 (463KB pdf)

2 October 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. Link to Official Report 2 October 2012 (436KB pdf)

27 November 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Funding Council. Link to Official Report 27 November 2012 (438KB pdf)

5 February 2013: The Committee agreed to write to the University of Glasgow and Universities Scotland. Link to Official Report 5 February 2013 (374KB pdf)

16 April 2013: The Committee agreed to refer the petition, under Rule 15.6.2, to the Education and Culture Committee. Link to Official Report 16 April 2013 (472KB pdf)

4 June 2013: The Education and Culture Committee considered Petition 1395 by Jan Culik on the provision of targeted funding for lesser taught languages and cultures at Scottish universities. The Committee agreed to keep Petition 1395 open, and to write to the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council on issues raised by the petition. Link to Official Report 4 June 2013 (386KB pdf)

17 September 2013: The Education and Culture Committee considered petition PE1395, by Jan Culik, on targeted funding for lesser taught languages and cultures at universities, and agreed to close the petition. The Committee also agreed to write to the Scottish Government about the wider issue of the teaching of foreign languages and to include this issue in its work programme. 

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