Scotland (Glasgow School of Art and University of Strathclyde)

The Fulbright Scotland Summer Institute on Technology, Innovation and Creativity is an academic and cultural programme for US students, hosted by the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Strathclyde. 


Through lectures, seminars and study visits, participants will learn about the development of Scotland as a technological nation and an innovative and creative society. Participants will experience Scotland through a contemporary lens in the following subject areas: 

  • Scottish History and Identity 
  • The Scottish Enlightenment and Applied Enlightenment 
  • Contemporary Scotland: law, politics and the media 
  • Contemporary Technology and Innovation: Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre 
  • Design Thinking working: GSA’s Institute for Design Innovation 
  • Health, medical technologies and innovations in new medicines: Strathclyde’s Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences  
  • Digital Health Institute 
  • GSA’s research in health and well-being including the definitive 3-D human 
  • Creative and innovative approaches to future cities with GSA’s Glasgow Urban Lab 
  • GSA’s Mackintosh Building, one of the world’s finest examples of modernist architecture 

Participants will consider the forces that have shaped the past and are shaping the future of Scotland as a technological, innovative and creative society. They will gain a deeper understanding of the cultural role of Scottish institutions, historic spaces and places, national galleries and museums and the evolution of Scotland’s place in the world. 

Previous cultural programmes have included: 

  • Visits to sites managed by: 
  • Historic Scotland 
  • National Museums of Scotland 
  • National Galleries of Scotland 
  • Access to Glasgow’s creative communities and clusters 
  • The Scottish Parliament 
  • Glasgow City Council 
  • US Consulate 

Participants will have free time in Glasgow and Edinburgh to experience the distinct cultural ambiance and atmosphere of Scotland’s largest city and its capital city. 

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15 July – 2 August 2024

Students will be hosted at the GSA’s Blythswood House student resident, a short walk from both the GSA and Strathclyde campuses in the heart of the city and also at the GSA’s new campus in the Scottish Highlands. The Blair’s Steading on the Altyre Estate near Forres has been transformed into a world-class research and teaching space. This is an unparalleled opportunity for participants to study within a newly renovated campus in spectacular surroundings. 

A stipend for meals and subsistence will be provided upon arrival. 

This programme is not accredited. Participants will not receive any credits for this programme.

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