The Fulbright Scotland Summer Institute on Technology, Innovation and Creativity is a three-week academic and cultural 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 and senior figures from the private and public sectors. 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
  • 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

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 to explore Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland's largest city and capital city respectively.

More information

Programme dates

23 July to 10 August 2018


Participants will reside in Blythswood House, a city centre location close to the Glasgow School of Art campus and within walking distance of the University of Strathclyde.


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

Academics and credits

The Institute will carry SCQF 20 credits (five US credits) and students can be awarded credit upon successful completion of a journal, presentation and essay submission.