Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. We are one of the top 100 of the world's universities and have been named Scottish University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
The University of Glasgow
- is ranked joint 69th in the world and was the first UK university to be rated as 5 Stars Plus overall (QS World University Rankings 2019)
- is ranked joint 93rd in the world by the Times Higher World University Rankings 2019
- welcomes students from more than 140 countries worldwide
- has around 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students
- has a global community of over 219,000 alumni
- is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 8,000 staff, including more than 3,400 research and teaching staff
- has annual research income of more than £179m
- is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities
- is ranked 1st in the Russell Group for teaching (NSS 2018)
- is a founding member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education
- is a founding member of The Guild of European Research Intensive Universities
- has strategic partnerships with the Universities of Columbia, Hong Kong, McGill and Sydney
- has unique partnerships with the Singapore Institute of Technology, Nankai University and the University of Electronic Science & Technology of China meaning that we continue to extend our global footprint through innovative transnational education
- includes among its alumni, the father of economics Adam Smith, Scotland’s architect of devolution Donald Dewar and renowned physicist and engineer Lord Kelvin.
Our stunning campus, centred on our landmark neo-Gothic Main Building, boasts over 100 listed buildings as well as modern teaching and research facilities.
We are proud of our diverse University community which attracts students and staff from over 120 different countries.
Glasgow has world-leading expertise in the research and teaching of:
- aerospace engineering
- biomedical engineering
- civil engineering
- electronics and electrical engineering; and
- mechanical engineering.
Working at the cutting edge of technology, our research supports industrial innovation, helps preserve the environment and assists in the advancement of medical and biological science.
If you study with us, you can take advantage of a range of fully accredited degree programmes that set new standards in engineering education.
Our top quality research has been recognised in the most recent research assessment (REF 2014) where 95% of our research was judged to be “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. This placed us 4th in the UK across all the Engineering disciplines, having submitted 91% of our staff to the assessment process. This latest assessment confirms The University of Glasgow’s position as the top Engineering institution in Glasgow and the West of Scotland, and one of the leading Engineering institutions nationally.