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University of Glasgow

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Overview of University of Glasgow

Glasgow University (abbreviated as Glas. in post-nominals) is a government study college in Glasgow, Scotland. Founded in 1451 by the papal bull, it is the fourth-oldest college in the English-speaking globe and one of Scotland’s four oldest colleges. The University, along with the colleges of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and St Andrews, was part of the Scottish Enlightenment during the 18th century. The university is a member of the renowned Russell Group, an association of major British organizations in the field of teaching and research. Due to the elevated academic norms, the rigorous entry criteria of the “University and College Admissions Service” (ranked 6 in the UK) as well as the reputation in the study globe, the university gets countless requests from learners from all over the globe every year. As Glasgow University ranks among the top 1% in the globe, it is part of a tiny group of major global colleges (World Top 100). According to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, 81% of the research accomplishments were rated as “internationally outstanding” and reached the 10th place on study quantity in the United Kingdom.

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6.5
For UG Courses
7
For PG Courses
Location

The university is presently distributed over a number of separate campuses, the main one being the Gilmorehill campus in Hillhead. 

  • The Gilmorehill Campus is situated at the west end of Glasgow, 3 miles from the town center. This is where you will find our main building and many of the university’s teaching and research facilities. 
  • Campus Garscube is 4 miles away from our primary campus. Here you will discover the School of Veterinary Medicine and the 4 Research Institutes of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, as well as our outdoor sports equipment. 
  • Dumfries Campus is surrounded by 85 acres of parkland and gardens in the south west of Scotland, home to Interdisciplinary Studies.
Alumni
  • James Watt
  • Nicola Sturgeon
  • William Elphinstone
  • Joseph Black
  • William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
Fun Facts
  • Glasgow University, considered to be one of the world's pantheons of education, came into existence eleven years after the printing press was created. The German inventor, Johannes Guttenberg, unveiled the first working printing press, which signalled the birth of mass communication in 1440. It is literally the birth of the information in the western world.
  • In 1933, Albert Einstein, in charge of the development of 20th-century physics, received an honorary degree from Glasgow University. He gave a lecture to an audience of 1500, and as Einstein advanced, he was applauded in Bute Hall.
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