Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Today we are a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach.
A leading research centre
Consistently ranked among the top c50 universities in the world:
we are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities, and we’re striving to change the world with our expertise. Our annual research grants and contracts income totals more than £129m, which puts us in the UK’s top 10 earners for research. It also means that we can make important discoveries, whether that’s finding a way to detect malaria in minutes, or contributing to the biggest particle physics experiment in the world: the Large Hadron Collider.
Excellence in teaching
Our research-led approach is one of the reasons why a degree from the University of Glasgow is so prized, but our students also benefit from opportunities to study abroad, improve their employability, take part in work placements and explore a wide range of social activities. As a result, we welcome scholars from more than 100 countries around the world every year. The 2010 International Student Barometer ranks us 3rd in the UK, and 90% of our final year undergraduates report satisfaction with their experiences. Our students graduate equipped with the skills they need to compete in a global workplace, and with friendships and networks that last a lifetime.
Working with others
We know we cannot succeed alone, which is why we work with partners and friends in Glasgow, Scotland and beyond. Whether we’re sharing expertise on climate change and disease prevention in developing countries, or offering investment to kickstart new collaborations with growing companies in Scotland, the benefits of our ever-expanding network of friendships and partnerships are wide-ranging and reciprocal.