Principal welcomes Science without Borders students to city

28 January 2014

Professor Pamela Gillies addresses the reception

Professor Pamela Gillies addresses the reception

GCU Principal Professor Pamela Gillies CBE has welcomed 400 Brazilian students to Glasgow.

Professor Gillies welcomed students studying on the Science without Borders programme on behalf of Glasgow’s universities at a reception in the City Chambers. Glasgow’s Bailie Philip Braat hosted the event on January 22.

Professor Gillies said: “The Science without Borders programme is an outstanding initiative, and I was delighted to welcome the Brazilian students to our fine city. Our visitors will have a chance to develop the unique skills and experiences that studying in a foreign country can provide, while the diversity of our campuses will be enriched by their educational and cultural contributions.”

Science without Borders UK is a Brazilian Government scholarship programme which aims to send 100,000 Brazilian students on undergraduate sandwich courses, PhD sandwich courses and PhDs to study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creative industries at universities around the world. The UK will welcome 10,000 students during the four-year project, which was established in 2012. Scotland is the top destination for Science without Borders students outside greater London, and Glasgow is the most popular Scottish city with the programme’s students.