University of Scotland Glasgow
World-leading research expertise at the University spans a range of subjects – history of art, veterinary medicine, cancer studies and accounting and finance are all rated in the UK’s top five for research excellence.
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The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Since opening our doors in 1451, we’ve dedicated our time to inspiring great minds throughout history, from the father of economics, Adam Smith, to the pioneer of television, John Logie Baird. We’re proud that our learning community continues to foster wisdom, respect and satisfaction today.
Each year, the University welcomes around 25, 000 undergraduate and postgraduate scholars from over 135 countries around the world. The University consistently ranks highly for student satisfaction and our students graduate equipped with the skills they need to compete in a global environment, and with friendships and networks that last a lifetime.
A broad choice of subjects, excellent teaching standards and superb facilities, high graduate employment rates and a top-quality student lifestyle in the UK’s third largest city, are just some of the reasons why we think Glasgow is a wise choice.
Key facts & figures
- The University of Glasgow is in the top 1% of Universities in the world (55th in the QS World University rankings 2014).
- The University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.
- Students from more than 135 countries around the world are welcomed each year.
- The University of Glasgow boasts seven Nobel Prize winners, including Professor Robert Edwards, awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2010 for his work on fertilisation and John Boyd Orr, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1949 for his work on world nutrition with the U.N..