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Welcome to Glasgow Caledonian University

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Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good.

We aim to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of a university. GCU’s For the Common Good commitment is brought to life and delivered by students and staff across academic schools and departments.

Academic excellence

GCU’s student experience nurtures knowledge and creativity to address real-world global challenges, transforming the lives of our students and others.

  • We have academic schools offering high quality teaching, innovative facilities and specialist areas of study
  • We have world-leading and internationally excellent research
  • We are the largest provider of nursing and midwifery education; have experts in renewables, energy and construction; and we are a leading provider of management, business, law and social science education
  • We are raising attainment of talented individuals from all backgrounds through articulation and widening access initiatives such as College Connect and the Caledonian Club
  • Graduates from Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions have the best record of professional level jobs in the UK. The proportion of those in graduate level jobs was four per cent higher than their peers in the rest of the UK at 73% (compared to the UK average of 68%). (DHLE, 2014)

Outstanding student experience

Our modern city-centre campus provides an excellent learning environment for more than 20,000 students from Scotland and around the world. GCU’s friendly campus community offers:

Applied research

Our world-leading and internationally excellent research addresses societal challenges to help people to build inclusive societies and lead healthy lives in sustainable environments.

  • We are top modern university in Scotland by research power (REF 2014)
  • Our allied health research and built environment research impact is in the top 20 in the UK
  • We are enhancing our research culture, growing the number of research students and supporting those in their early careers to standards of excellence

Innovating for social and economic impact

We deliver applied research and knowledge exchange solutions to private, public and voluntary sector partners.

Engaging globally

With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, and partners in Oman, Bangladesh and Africa, we are extending our global impact and engaging in new ways with learners and communities including: