Centre attends Universities of Scotland event at Scottish Parliament

Centre academic Professor Helen Hastie and CDT student Paola Ardon Ramirez attended a Universities of Scotland event at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 30th October.

The aim of this event was to address how institutions are equipping graduates with the skills needed for future jobs which is challenging as many of these jobs do not yet exist. It was clear from discussions that employers are increasingly prioritising skill-sets over subject focus, thus the broad range of transferrable skills developed through university education are in high demand. The event was hosted by Jenny Gilruth MSP, SNP member for Mid Fife and Glenrothes; with Richard Lochhead MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, and Professor Andrea Nolan, Universities Scotland Convener as speakers.

Professor Hastie and Paola Ardon Ramirez shared the research that is being done in the Centre.  They reported that many of the people they talked with knew the good reputation of the RAS CDT programme and were happy to share their ideas about new projects and how robotics and artificial intelligence might help develop those.