About the University
Choosing your university is a big life decision and you are likely to
be considering your options carefully. Excellent standards of teaching,
a first-class quality of student life, superb facilities, an extensive
choice of subjects, high graduate employment rates, a great location
and an international reputation will all be important factors.
At Glasgow, you will study to gain an internationally
respected degree, but we can guarantee you will benefit from much more
besides. Today, our graduates work all over the world in careers which
span the arts, science, commerce, business and medicine. GU World, the
online alumni community, allows the university to keep in touch, just
as it allows our graduates to maintain old friendships, find new ones,
and seek advice on everything from career moves to a change in location.
One of the top 100 universities in the world (Times Higher World
University Rankings 2006).
T eaching quality has been independently rated as among the top
ten in the UK and our medical and veterinary schools are consistently
rated amongst the best in the UK.
A major research powerhouse, with our annual research contract
income in the top ten of UK universities.
Our library is one of the best academic libraries in Europe with
over two million books on 12 floors.
In the last five years, we have invested £152M in facilities
and have appointed over 400 new academic staff, including 68 professors,
in our leading academic areas. We plan to invest £300M in
the next three years.
Established in 1451, the fourth oldest university in the UK. Our
alumni include Lord Kelvin and Adam Smith as well as, more recently,
authors Christopher Brookmyre and William Boyd, actor Gerard Butler
and round-the-world yachtswoman Emma Richards.
In the most recent independent survey of research quality, 23 subject
areas received the highest quality rating of 5.
A member of the prestigious Russell Group of major research-led
universities and a founder member of Universitas 21, an international
grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards
for higher education.
L ocated in one of the world’s most exciting cities, named
as one of the world’s top ten ‘must-see’ destinations
by Frommer’s Guides 2006.
And, according to yell.com, the best student social life in Scotland.