About us

About us

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Today we are a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach.

Find out more: see Glasgow 2020: A Global Vision.

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Our values in action

Our values in action


A leading research centre

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities, and we’re striving to change the world with our expertise. Our annual earnings for research are £175m, which means that we can 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

Our research-led approach is one of the reasons why a degree from the University of Glasgow is so prized, but our 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, we attract scholars from 120 countries around the world.

Rated fourth for international student satisfaction among universities participating in the International Student Barometer Summer 2013, we ensure that our students graduate equipped with the skills they need to compete in a global workplace. The friendships and networks they make at Glasgow can last a lifetime: we are in touch with 118,000 alumni in 162 countries.

Working with others

We know we cannot succeed alone, which is why we work with partners and friends in Glasgow, Scotland and beyond. Whether we’re sharing expertise on climate change and disease prevention in developing countries, or offering investment to kickstart new collaborations with growing companies in Scotland, the benefits of our ever-expanding network of friendships and partnerships are wide-ranging and reciprocal.


Queen's Anniversary Prize

Queen's Anniversary Prize

The University of Glasgow’s Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health has been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. 

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