The fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world, Glasgow was established in 1451. Modelled on the University of Bologna, Glasgow was, and has remained, a university in the great European tradition. Today, it is one of the UK’s leading universities with an international reputation for its research and teaching and an important role in the cultural and commercial life of the country.
According to the QS World University Rankings, Glasgow is in the top 1% of universities in the world – recently soaring 18 places from 77th to 59th in the world. The University of Glasgow is in the UK's top 10 earners for research, and according to the International Student Barometer for Summer 2011, it is rated 1st in the UK for international student satisfaction.
The university is a major employer in the city of Glasgow, with around 6,000 staff, including 2,000 researchers. Since 2001, the university has spent £175m on new facilities; and by 2011, will have invested £350m.
The Adam Smith Business School is uniquely structured to reflect and nurture the distinct strengths of the disciplines of Accounting & Finance, Economics and Management at Glasgow, while benefiting from recognised synergies across the subjects.
The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School’s mission is to be internationally known and highly regarded for the integrated nature of both its research and teaching excellence; to conduct high quality research and research-led education that encourages recipients to develop independent and critical thinking, acquire career-enhancing professional skills; and to contribute to business developments and public policy debates concerned with improving economic and social welfare.
The School offers relevant, research-led business education and services in a friendly, supportive, internationally focused environment. The University of Glasgow has been training managers and professionals since 1952. Anchored in the intellectual tradition of Adam Smith, our learning community provides high quality, contemporary thinking.
Drawing directly upon this heritage, the Adam Smith Business School offers an education experience that is enhanced by history and innovation, by traditions of scholarship and creative energy, and by the combination of leading edge research and practical achievement.
The University of Glasgow is located in Scotland’s largest city. Glasgow is an exciting and vibrant place to live, with beautiful architecture and award winning culture. Glasgow has some impressive beauty spots and is on the doorstep of some of the most breathtaking scenery you will see. The University campus itself is one of the city's wonders with its award winning buildings and fantastic views.
The University of Glasgow is located in the West End of the city, a residential area with the convenience of shops, museums and cinemas on our doorstep. For families, there are several schools and nurseries within walking distance of the campus. The West End represents the best of all worlds in Glasgow – quiet and residential, yet bustling and full of opportunities for exploring, relaxing and enjoying life.