University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is a public research university in Glasgow, Scotland. Founded by papal bull in 1451, it is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s four ancient universities. Along with the universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and St Andrews, the university was part of the Scottish Enlightenment during the 18th century.

In common with universities of the pre-modern era, Glasgow originally educated students primarily from wealthy backgrounds, however, it became a pioneer in British higher education in the 19th century by also providing for the needs of students from the growing urban and commercial middle class. Glasgow University served all of these students by preparing them for professions: the law, medicine, civil service, teaching, and the church. It also trained smaller but growing numbers for careers in science and engineering. The annual income of the institution for 2017–18 was £626.5 million of which £180.8 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £610.1 million. It is a member of Universitas 21, the Russell Group and the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities.

The university was originally located in the city’s High Street; since 1870, its main campus has been at Gilmorehill in the City’s West End. Additionally, a number of university buildings are located elsewhere, such as the Veterinary School in Bearsden, and the Crichton Campus in Dumfries.

Alumni or former staff of the university include James Wilson (a founding father of the United States), philosopher Francis Hutcheson, engineer James Watt, philosopher and economist Adam Smith, physicist Lord Kelvin, surgeon Joseph Lister, seven Nobel laureates, and three British Prime Ministers.

RegionCentral Europe
CountryUnited Kingdom
Established1451
StatusPublic
Students26850
European University Rankings33
Central European University Rankings28
National University Rankings11
Official Websitehttps://www.gla.ac.uk/

University Highlights

European University Rankings
YearOverallTeaching qualityResearch EmploymentСitationInternationalizationInnovationInfrastructureOpinions of employersIncomeEducational potential
202082,50613,04913,03310,46410,1439,0497,9768,8364,6452,4952,816
201990,56913,84913,69911,91711,03910,7659,0849,1224,9243,3142,856
201890,62713,83113,75411,96711,04910,7889,0769,1084,9183,3062,83
201790,53413,82513,71911,93311,04310,7829,0699,1014,9113,2992,852
201690,54113,82613,72111,9311,04210,799,0739,14,913,2982,851
201590,46813,82713,71811,92511,03710,7839,0679,0954,8973,2552,864
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University of Glasgow University Avenue Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ, England, United Kingdom

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  • Higher education systems require adequate funding and, as an investment in economic growth, public spending in higher education should be protected.
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