The University of Glasgow students and researchers have been changing the world since 1451. From Adam Smith, James Watt, Lord Kelvin to today’s ‘world-changers’ working on some of the most exciting discoveries of our time, the University of Glasgow is a place where ambitious people can succeed regardless of background or circumstance.
It is one of the top 100 universities in the world and one of the largest research bases in the UK with an annual income for research recently surpassing the £179M mark. The University of Glasgow’s #TeamUofG community brings together staff and students from over 140 countries and works collaboratively with some 200 institutions around the world.
From study abroad opportunities for its students to international research projects, the University of Glasgow is global in its outlook. Membership of Universitas 21 significantly strengthens its international profile.
The University’s recently established Glasgow Research Beacons bring together cross-disciplinary areas of world-class research to make the world a better place by finding life-changing solutions in areas such as addressing inequalities, cultural and creative economies, precision medicine and chronic diseases, one health, future life and the nano and quantum world. These areas of distinctiveness are drivers for innovation whilst the University’s £1 billion investment programme will create spaces and opportunities for world changing research, teaching and education.
The University has strong links with business and industry at a national and international level. Through the Scottish Institute for Enterprise students have the opportunity to develop entrepreneurship as they study. The University provides challenging and supportive teaching in a research-led environment, with special support for international students (who have the opportunity for a two year visa extension on graduation to continue living and working in Scotland). Students, on a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree programmes enjoy living and working in a world class institution.
From advanced anatomy to international business, our Summer School is an excellent introduction to studying at an international university. Visiting students can spend between one and eight weeks in seminars, lectures and experiential learning environments at our beautiful campus whilst exploring what Glasgow and Scotland has to offer. By doing so they can add an international dimension to their student experience with the opportunity to gain credits towards their degree by exploring a topic in more depth delivered by world-class academic staff.