Glasgow Caledonian is the University for the Common Good. Our mission is to make a positive difference to the communities we serve and this is at the heart of all we do, especially in our social innovation teaching and research.
"Universities are the engines of our economies, they ignite our imagination and curiosity, produce untold ideas and some universities, like GCU, also seek to put their best ideas into practice for social benefit."Professor Pamela Gillies CBE, Principal & Vice Chancellor of GCU
Our work with communities around the world is both innovative and award-winning. And our commitment to the Common Good is shared by our students and staff at all levels, not least by the University’s Chancellor and Nobel Laureate, Professor Muhammad Yunus.
GCU is also the first university in Scotland – and only the second in the UK – to be designated a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, reflecting our global reputation in promoting social innovation through teaching, research and community engagement.