The University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's four ancient universities. Founded in 1451, it was part of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century and is currently a member of the research-intensive Russell Group.
Its alumni include the engineer James Watt, philosopher and economist Adam Smith, physicist Lord Kelvin, surgeon Joseph Lister, seven Nobel laureates and two British Prime Ministers.
With its heady mix of culture, architecture, music, nightlife, shopping and sport, not to mention its friendly residents, the city of Glasgow has everything. Accessible, affordable and multicultural, it's a great city for students from all backgrounds and cultures. Glasgow is one of the National Geographic Traveler's top 20 'Best of the World' destinations for 2016. The city was also voted ‘friendliest city in the world’ in a Rough Guide poll and described as a must visit destination by the New York Times, The Guardian and Wanderlust.
It was recently honoured as a UNESCO City of Music, and is famous for Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Art Noveau architecture and art galleries includeing the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Having hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games, it's perhaps more famous for its football rivalry, whilst there are over 90 parks and garens in which to relax in.
QS World Ranking (2021)
Times Higher Education (2020)
Shanghai Ranking (2020)
Complete University Guide (2021)
Guardian League Table (2021)
Green Credentials (2019)
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