Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland


Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good.

It aims to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of a university. GCU’s For the Common Good commitment is brought to life and delivered by students and staff across academic schools and departments.

Academic excellence

GCU’s student experience nurtures knowledge and creativity to address real-world global challenges, transforming the lives of our students and others.

  • Ranked in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s 200 under 50 league (2017)
  • GCU has academic schools offering high-quality teaching, innovative facilities and specialist areas of study
  • GCU has world-leading and internationally excellent research
  • GCU is the largest provider of nursing and midwifery education; has experts in renewables, energy and construction; and it is a leading provider of management, business, law and social science education
  • GCU is raising attainment of talented individuals from all backgrounds through articulation and widening access initiatives such as College Connect and the Caledonian Club

Outstanding student experience

GCU’s modern city-centre campus provides an excellent learning environment for more than 20,000 students and 1,600 staff from more than 100 countries. Its friendly campus community offers:

  • The award-winning Saltire Centre with large academic library
  • Opportunities to study abroad or as part of a global exchange
  • 95% of GCU graduates find work or further study within six months of graduation (HESA, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018).
  • £32million Glasgow campus redevelopment completed in 2016
  • Representation from the GCU Student Association
  • A 90% satisfaction rating in the International Student Barometer 2016 (ISB)
  • All the on-campus facilities you need including accommodation and health and fitness
  • GCU has received the Cycle Friendly Campus award from Cycling Scotland – the first of its kind in Scotland
  • GCU was the first university in Scotland to achieve EcoCampus Platinum certification for its environmental practices
  • Ranked first in Scotland for work experience opportunities

Applied research

GCU’s world-leading and internationally excellent research addresses societal challenges to help people to build inclusive societies and lead healthy lives in sustainable environments.

  • GCU is the top modern university in Scotland by research power (REF 2014)
  • Top 10 in the UK for world-leading social work and social policy impact (REF 2014)
  • Top 20 in the UK for allied health research (REF 2014) at world-leading and internationally excellent standards
  • Top 20 in the UK for built environment research impact (REF 2014)
  • Leading UK recipient of Erasmus+ research funding to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe

Source: Glasgow Caledonian University’s website


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