University of Glasgow


Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the UK and is now one of the world’s great broad-based, research-intensive universities with nearly 6,500 staff and a turnover of more than £510 million.

Research excellence within disciplines and interdisciplinary teams are at the heart of the university’s strategy and are helping Glasgow to address global challenges. In 2013 the university’s Boyd Orr Centre won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its impact on tackling infectious diseases that blight agricultural communities in the UK and in many developing countries. In the most recent assessment of research quality in UK universities, 31% of the university’s research was rated world-leading and a further 50% rated internationally excellent.

The university’s campus boasts more than 100 listed buildings as well as modern teaching and research facilities, and hosts nearly 20,000 undergraduates and more than 7,500 postgraduates. Glasgow was the first university in the UK to appoint a Professor of Engineering, in 1840, and its many pioneering achievements include publishing in 1958 the world’s first ultrasound images of a foetus.

Since its foundation, Glasgow has established creative and vibrant partnerships around the world, and today, 25% of students and 30% of academic staff are from overseas.