University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow, established in 1451, has been engaged in the study and teaching of politics since the 1760s, when Adam Smith, a Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University gave a series of lectures on justice, police, revenue and arms. Politics has been studied and taught at UofG ever since, with an especially dedicated Department of Politics being established in 1960. Over the past decade, South European politics has developed into a major research and teaching strength in the subject area with more than six members of full time staff having relevant expertise. The strength of South European studies at the UofG is unmatched by any other institution in the UK.