Glasgow has been changing the world since 1451.
Glasgow people have always been at the forefront of innovation.
- James Watt gave power to the industrial revolution.
- Adam Smith laid the foundations of modern economics.
- Lord Kelvin proposed an absolute scale of temperature, now called the Kelvin Scale.
- Joseph Lister gave us antiseptic in surgery.
- Frederick Soddy discovered isotopes.
- Ian Donald showed us the first ultrasound image of a foetus.
- Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered radio pulsars.
- Graham Teasdale and Bryan Jennett created the Glasgow Coma Scale.
- Sheila Rowan led the Glasgow team that first detected gravitational waves.
All of this means that if you choose to work or study here, you’ll be walking in the footsteps of some of the world’s most renowned innovators, from scientist Lord Kelvin and economist Adam Smith, to the pioneer of television John Logie Baird.
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 in Glasgow. Award-winning writers have developed their craft. Human rights activists have gained their voice.
Glasgow is 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, Glasgow is open to the world. Its doors are open to the brightest minds, regardless of background, who wish to study at university. It is open to collaboration and the exchange of knowledge with other universities, government and business.
To continue to be a world-class and progressive university, Glasgow is dedicated to bringing inspiring people together to change the world.
Source: University of Glasgow’s website
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