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

The University of Strathclyde is Glasgow's second university, founded in 1796. It received its Royal Charter in 1964 as the UK's first technological university and has a powerful heritage of partnerships with business and industry.

The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) was founded in 1845 as one of the first Government Schools of Design, and is one of Europe’s leading university-level institutions for visual creative disciplines.

Students will be led by faculty from both institutions. From the perspective of Scotland's status as a technological, innovative and creative country, participants will explore Scotland's:

  • Culture
  • History
  • Creative and technological industries

In addition to the international perspectives of:

  • Forces that shape Scotland's identity
  • Cultural role of Scottish galleries, museums, historic spaces and places
  • Scotland's place in the world

The programme takes place in:

  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
  • Scottish Highlands


Previous lectures, seminars and study visits have covered:

  • Scottish History and Identity
  • The Scottish Enlightenment
  • Contemporary Scotland: law, politics and the media
  • Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre
  • GSA’s Institute for Design Innovation
  • Strathclyde’s Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences Digital Health Institute
  • GSA’s Digital Design Studio 3D Definitive Human
  • Strathclyde’s Institute for Future Cities
  • GSA’s Glasgow Urban Lab
  • GSA’s Mackintosh Building, one of the world’s finest examples of modernist architecture

Students can receive approximately five credits to transfer to their home institution. Participants deliver a presentation and submit an essay at the end of the programme.

Previous cultural programmes have included:

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

Participants will have free time to explore Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland's largest city and capital city respectively.