University description (as per official university website)
The University of Glasgow is one of the world's top 100 universities
By continuing to invest in internationally excellent research and by providing an outstanding learning environment for talented students from all backgrounds our aim is not only to maintain this position, but to improve upon it, thereby retaining our status as one of the select number of institutions which are regarded as being the best in the world.
Our mission is to undertake leading-edge, internationally-competitive research while offering a challenging student-centred learning environment. Through our status as a leading international university, we aim to sustain and add value to Scottish culture and society, to the natural environment and to the national economy.
A long pedigree
Founded in 1451, we are the fourth oldest university in the United Kingdom and have nearly 16000 undergraduates, 4000 postgraduates and 4000 adults in continuing education. We welcome students from over 80 countries.
A research powerhouse
The University is a major research powerhouse, with our annual research contract income in the top ten of UK universities. An exceptional 96% of our research-active staff are in areas which have been independently assessed as producing research of international importance.
Outstanding teaching quality
We offer an exceptional breadth of undergraduate student choice across the physical and life sciences, the social sciences and the humanities, together with a rapidly-expanding range of postgraduate courses. Our teaching quality has been independently rated as among the top ten in the UK and our medical and veterinary schools are consistently rated amongst the very best in the UK.
We cannot succeed alone and we work closely with partners and friends in the city, Scotland and beyond to ensure that we are an internationally successful university at the heart of Glasgow.