Glasgow Caledonian University
- Total Students 2504
- Total Programs 150
- Qs World1001
- Established year1993
- Institution TypeUniversity
- +44 141 331 8630
- Cowcaddens Rd, Glasgow G4 0BA
Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, multi-cultural and innovative place to be. We have two UK campuses and offer our students vibrant, city-centre locations in the heart of London and Glasgow ‚the UK and Scotland‚cultural capitals ‚Äì and a campus in New York City, America‚ largest and most influential metropolis. At GCU, we believe in the power of education to change the world and we strive to transform lives, enrich communities and collaborate globally in pursuit of our goals.
Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoys a wide range of award-winning support services and purpose-built, industry-standard facilities that make the transition from campus to the workplace so much easier.
We have a wide range of accreditations and industry links, and 91% of our graduates are in work and/or further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2020). We offer demonstrable academic and teaching excellence, as well as high rates of student satisfaction.
student experience nurtures knowledge and creativity to address real-world challenges, changing the lives of our students and others. We are the University for the Common Good, with more than 140 years of academic success behind us and a distinct, defining mission to deliver social benefit through education, research and social innovation. We aim to contribute to society in a way that both embraces and goes beyond the traditional role of a university, being led by our core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence.
Our Chancellor is Royal Academician, singer-songwriter, highly respected social activist and philanthropist, Dr Annie Lennox OBE, and we take a common good approach in all that we do.The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations‚Äô Sustainable Development Goals ranked GCU 43rd in the world (overall out of 766 universities). Home for us is our platinum-award winning, eco-friendly campus (Ecocampus, 2019). GCU is rated 1st in Scotland for environmental and ethical performance in the People & Planet University League, and 23rd out of 154 universities in the UK.
As the first Changemaker Campus in Scotland (Ashoka U, 2015), GCU is also a leader in widening access and is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for world-leading social work and social policy research impact (THE, 2014). Our research focuses on solutions to help people to build inclusive societies and lead healthy lives in sustainable environments.
We are also committed to providing opportunities to talented individuals from all backgrounds through initiatives such as Caledonian Club, a multi-award-winning programme aimed at widening participation and engagement across our local communities. GCU has a strong global presence and makes a significant contribution as a driver of social change through transformative education, research excellence and our approach to sustainability. We value every individual in our warm, forward-thinking and supportive community.