University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow has been changing the world since 1451. Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation and our past achievements inspire our current world changers. But
changing the world is not only about making discoveries and creating new technologies. Informed leaders, creative thinkers and bold business minds have honed their skills at Glasgow. The talents of some of the UK’s most influential political figures have been nurtured here. Award-winning writers have developed their craft. Human rights activists have gained their voice.

We are a place that inspires ambitious people to succeed. A place where inquiring minds can develop their ideas. A place where talented people are given the space to realise their dreams.

Most importantly, we are open to the world. Our doors are open to the brightest minds, regardless
of background, who wish to study at university. We are open to collaboration and the exchange of
knowledge with other universities, government and business.

The University of Glasgow is a top 100 world university, and a member of the prestigious Russell
Group of research-intensive universities in the UK. We are also proud members of Universitas 21,
The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities, and CIVIS, a European University Alliance.

To continue to be a world-class and progressive university, we are dedicated to bringing inspiring
people together to change the world.‌ Our aim is not just to be the best university in the world, but
to be the best university for the world.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1451
Total Number of Staff 11000
Number of Academic Staff 4999
Number of Students 35000
Focus Areas

The range of our research is extensive, spanning many disciplines and with a focus on supporting

Complete Research Units A-Z

The Glasgow Research Beacons are cross-disciplinary areas of research excellence which have
attracted major financial and intellectual investment. They bring together inspiring researchers from
across the University who are working with other institutions, funders, practitioners, policymakers
and charities to address grand challenges that have impact on both a national and international scale.

Research Beacons:

- Precision Medicine and Chronic Diseases
- Cultural and Creative Economies
- Future Life
- One Health
- Addressing Inequalities
- The Nano and Quantum World

Our Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre (ARC) brings more than 500 world-leading
researchers from a range of disciplines together and is the creative and collaborative heart of
research at the University. The £116 million building bridges boundaries between research,
cross-subject collaboration and true societal impact.

Fields of Study Offered Arts (broad programmes)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Life science (broad programmes)
Engineering and engineering trades (others)
Veterinary (broad programmes)