Working at Caledonian
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is an international university delivering excellence in learning and applied research. We have a strong commitment to the common good. As one of Scotland's most dynamic and forward looking universities, we blend strong local and regional partnerships with national and international links delivering high value professional qualifications and post graduate education.
GCU is in a robust financial position and is well placed to build upon its existing profile and reputation, with strong domestic and international student recruitment at our home campuses of Glasgow and GCU London and overseas at the Caledonian College of Engineering in Oman, and through our new partnership with the Universality of Jinan, China.
Our research is recognised nationally and internationally. We have key areas of strength: top in the UK RAE for Rehabilitation Sciences, in the top ten for applied health research and in the top twenty for research in the built and natural environment. We are also renowned for applying this research and our professional development for the benefit of industry in partnerships with multinational companies like Howden engineering, FMC Technologies, Dobel and Marks & Spencer.
Renowned for the quality of our student experience and our commitment to widening participation we have transformed the way we work with the communities we serve. Through innovation in learning and curiosity-driven applied research we have forged partnerships with world class institutions like the University of Massachusetts in Boston and its feeder college Bunker Hill Community College to deliver a new way to internationalise higher education and promote internships and business connections.
Our Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health was established following the visit of Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus to Glasgow Caledonian University in 2008. Led by Professor Cam Donaldson, one of the world's foremost health economists, the centre's unique research evaluates the impact of social business creation on the lives and health of disadvantaged communities in Glasgow and overseas and aims to transform the lives of the poorest through pioneering research examining the relationship between social business and health improvement.
The Yunus Centre works closely with the Institutes for Applied Health Research and Society & Social Justice Research as well as the wider University and international collaborators.
Our three academic schools are positioned to develop opportunities for interdisciplinary synergies around our research and academic strengths to make us more efficient and effective and to lay the foundations for our long-term academic, financial and environmental sustainability.
Like all UK universities, GCU needs to ensure that it maintains a profile fit to allow it to compete successfully in the global educational market.
'GCU London' welcomed its first student intake in September 2010, offering a suite of specialist postgraduate programmes in the areas of business, finance and risk, retailing, construction, and health, which will act to raise our profile in one of the most highly attractive educational environments in the world for students wishing to study in London. The London centre will provide a base to engage in partnerships to further develop our CPD programme of Business Academies with a number of high profile multinational companies. This will build on our success with Howden and Clyde Union, and has the potential to create positive business benefits to be fed back into the Scottish economy.
We see GCU London as complementary to our core business in Glasgow, and a means of diversifying our income and our academic and staff profile to enhance our offering in Scotland. We believe the initiative will have a positive impact through the organisational development of our staff at the University through new learning and teaching opportunities and by extending our network of high-calibre visiting professors. We are delighted our Students' Association is positive about the establishment of GCU London and we are fully committed to ensuring that students at the London centre will experience our award-winning student support.
Whilst many English and international universities have already established bases in London, GCU is the first Scottish university to open an outreach centre there. Given our initial recruitment to GCU London and our strong track record with an outreach college in Oman and our more recent international activities in China, we are well placed to succeed in this venture.
Business Academies of the future.
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