Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland has announced the launch of new Edinburgh Business School economics PhD scholarships whilst speaking at Stanford University.

Professor Heather McGregor, Executive Dean at Edinburgh Business School, was also present as she was accompanying Ms Sturgeon during the second day of the First Minister’s five day tour of the US promoting trade and investment, boosting Scottish tourism, sharing best practice across private and public sector and promoting Scottish innovation and entrepreneurship.

The doctoral scholarships which will be open to economics students from across the globe will be partly based at Edinburgh Business School’s Panmure House; the final home of Scottish Economist Adam Smith who wrote the Wealth of Nations in 1766.

he A-listed building is currently undergoing intensive restoration and renovations to restore and reinvigorate it as a home for economic and social debate and the latest academic thinking.

Details on how to apply for the scholarships will be available shortly.