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University of Glasgow

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  • Address: Sir Charles Wilson Building Kelvin Way

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The University of Glasgow is one of the UK's oldest and most prestigious seats of learning, and is the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. It is recognised internationally for its ground-breaking work and has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin to the father of economics Adam Smith. Whilst the University is steeped in history and tradition it is immensely proud of its past but focused on an exciting future.

Over the last five centuries, the University of Glasgow has pushed the boundaries of what's possible. We've fostered the talents of seven Nobel laureates, one Prime Minister and Scotland's inaugural First Minister. We've welcomed Albert Einstein to give a lecture on the origins of the general theory of relativity, and Scotland's first female medical graduates completed their degrees here in 1894. If you choose to study here, you'll be walking in the footsteps of some of the world's most renowned innovators, from scientist Lord Kelvin, to the pioneer of television John Logie Baird and head writer and executive producer of Dr Who and Sherlock, Steven Moffat.

With more than 25,000 students, the University is a melting pot of ideas, ingenuity and innovation housed in one of the most stunning campuses in the UK and in a city that matches the University in dynamism and vibrancy.

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Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1451
  • 25000 students
  • 2900 research and teaching staff
  • 25% of students are international - large numbers from China, India, USA and Nigeria
  • 4.7% of students are from the rest of the UK
  • Best known for - Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Engineering, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Astronomy, Physics, English, Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Education, Psychology
  • Qualifications on offer - Bachelor, Master, PhD, PGDE, MBChB, BDS, BVMS, TESOL
  • One year after graduation 91.6% of graduates are in employment or further study
  • 91% Student Satisfaction (2014 National Student Survey), ranked 51st in the world (QS World University Rankings 2013)
  • Term starts mid-September
  • 4000 rooms in student accommodation
  • Ranked in the top 1% of world universities
  • Over 100 clubs and societies, from the Cheese Society to Cut! Filmmaking
  • Two student unions, with Glasgow University Union being voted UK Student Union of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • One of the best libraries in Europe, open 361 days of the year from 7.15am-2am with 2.5 million print books and journals
  • Study abroad and exchange opportunities across the globe
  • Club 21 Internship Programme works with local and national employers to offer high quality internships, often exclusively, for University of Glasgow students. External organisations also provide work experience opportunities.

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