Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Today it is a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach.
A leading research centre
The University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities, and they’re striving to change the world with their expertise. Their annual research contract income totals more than £116m, which puts them in the UK’s top 10 earners for research. This enables them to 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
The research-led approach is one of the reasons why a degree from the University of Glasgow is so prized, however 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, scholars are welcomed from more than 100 countries around the world every year. The 2010 International Student Barometer ranks this University as 3rd in the UK, and 90% of the final year undergraduates report satisfaction with their experiences. The students graduate equipped with the skills they need to compete in a global workplace, and with friendships and networks that last a lifetime.