April 10, 2023 | University Partners

Glasgow Caledonian University Joins the Scottish Arts and Humanities Alliance

Glasgow Caledonian University has become the latest member to join the Scottish Arts and Humanities Alliance (SAHA).

The Alliance was established in 2019 to give a strong and unifying voice to Scotland’s arts and humanities and promote their value to the nation’s society, culture and the economy. GCU becomes the 17th member of the Alliance, joining academic institutions from across Scotland alongside the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities.

The addition of GCU to the Alliance will strengthen SAHA’s mission of providing a strong and united public voice to effectively advocate for the arts and humanities, enhancing understanding of their intellectual, creative, and social as well as economic, contribution to the wellbeing and advancement of Scottish society.

Professor John Connolly, Head of the Department of Social Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian, said: “We are delighted to join the Scottish Arts and Humanities Alliance. SAHA is such a powerful voice for the arts and humanities.

"We look forward to working in partnership to share knowledge and to take up new opportunities for collaboration."

Professor Murray Pittock FRSE, co-Chair of SAHA, added: “We are thrilled to welcome Glasgow Caledonian as the newest member of the Scottish Arts and Humanities Alliance.

“Arts and humanities play a central role in our society and individual lives, by shaping our cultural, economic, and political landscape.

"Our growing partnership is a testament to the importance and need of having a united voice to promote the understanding of the value the sector adds and how arts and humanities are to be embraced, promoted and nurtured for the benefit of us all, in Scotland and internationally.”