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 over 6,700 staff and a turnover of almost £570 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 over 19,000 undergraduates and more than 7,600 postgraduates. Glasgow was the first university in the UK to appoint a Professor of Engineering, in 1840, and its many pioneering achievements include publishing the world’s first ultrasound images of a foetus in 1958 . Over the next few years Glasgow’s campus will expand by a quarter as part of a £775 million development plan.

Since its foundation, Glasgow has established creative and vibrant partnerships around the world, and today, 27% of students and 31% of academic staff are from overseas.