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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.

Outstanding student experience

Our 20,000 students come from over 100 countries and a range of backgrounds to study in our city-centre based campus. 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: