We will build on the success of our global hub model to establish a stronger international presence, extending our international reach and impact in education and research.
The modern city-centre Glasgow campus provides an excellent learning environment for students from Scotland and around the world. A £30million development project began in 2014 and, when completed in 2017, will transform the campus to offer an outstanding environment for our students, researchers and partners from business and the local community.
We welcome 20,000 students from 100 countries, including those studying at the award-winning Caledonian College of Engineering in Oman and Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing in Bangladesh.
GCU London provides access to high-quality study programmes in the heart of the UK capital and offers a diverse and enriching student experience underpinned by a vibrant international, intellectual and cultural life on the doorstep of the campus. Also home to the British School of Fashion, GCU London programmes are underpinned by strong industry and professional connections.
Situated in Spitalfields, one of London’s most dynamic locations, GCU London is close to the capital’s globally recognised financial and fashion industries.
The campus offers a range of MBA and MSc courses, high quality teaching and links with international businesses. GCU London provides students with an enriching and diverse learning experience underpinned by a vibrant international, intellectual and cultural life. GCU London attracts students from over 50 countries, from a range of backgrounds from all corners of the world.
We are building on the success of our global hubs through GCU New York, which extends our international reach and generates travel and study opportunities for students and staff.
GCU is the first UK university to launch a campus in New York. Modelled on the successful GCU London campus, the Wooster Street campus, in the city’s SoHo district, has adopted a pioneering approach to advanced education, evolving business-relevant content and new teaching methods to complement the digital age. Initially, GCU New York will offer a range of executive education programmes and Masterclasses, focusing on key subjects in which the University has built an enviable reputation: from the business of fashion to finance.
GCU New York and the British School of Fashion have celebrated the opening of The Fair Fashion Centre. With a particular concentration on business practices that produce positive financial, societal and environmental results, the Fair Fashion Centre will have a keen focus on effective practices that provide a framework for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business principles related to human rights, labour and the environment.
For its work in establishing the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing in Bangladesh with the Grameen Healthcare Trust, GCU received the Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, which recognises businesses which demonstrate positive impact against one or more of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals - targets designed to promote development in areas such as promoting education, improving healthcare and reducing child poverty.
The seeds of GCCN were sown in 2009 when Professor Muhammad Yunus, now GCU’s Chancellor, and GCU’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies CBE began discussing how to work together to develop healthcare provision in Bangladesh to an international standard.
A Nobel Laureate and founder of the Grameen Bank, Professor Yunus has helped transform the lives of millions of people through microlending to society’s poorest communities and was impressed by GCU’s hands-on track record of establishing healthcare programmes in developing countries across the world.
By early 2010, the College was welcoming its first 38 students. Today the college has 150 students and almost 40 members of staff and is contributing to the transformation of healthcare and the lives of young women across Bangladesh, where 87% of mothers give birth without professional medical support and just 23,000 registered nurses serve 156 million people - compared to the UK’s 680,000 registered nurses caring for a population of 60 million.
GCCN’s impact on healthcare and education was recognised in July 2014 at Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards, where GCU became the first university to win the prestigious Unilever Global Development Award for its work with Grameen to establish and support GCCN.
The work of GCCN has supported the ethos of the Unilever Award to recognise and celebrate businesses that can demonstrate positive impact against the United Nations Millennium Development Goals: the College focuses on the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger; improving maternal health; promoting gender and empowering women; and reducing child mortality.
Since winning the Award, GCCN has welcomed students from GCU and its US partner, the University of Massachusetts Boston on study trips to share their skills in a range of disciplines with the Dhaka College’s students and across Bangladesh.
GCU has been working with the award-winning Caledonian College of Engineering, its partner institution in Muscat, Oman, since the College’s foundation in 1996. GCU offers its largest programme of transnational education there and the partnership allows both institutions to offer staff and students opportunities for exchange.
The largest provider of engineering education in Oman, Caledonian College of Engineering has educated 1704 Diplomates and awarded more than 3000 undergraduate and 50 postgraduate degrees. In 2012, the College won international recognition when it was awarded the Asia Award for the Best Educational Institution in Engineering by the World Education Congress.
With more than 3700 students from 25 countries, and 390 staff from more than 20 countries, Caledonian College of Engineering has also established an academic partnerships with India’s VIT University.
Its innovative programmes in civil, mechanical, electrical, electronic, computer and chemical engineering and its foundation programmes, which cover English language, maths, IT skills, physics and chemistry, are taught at the College’s two state-of-the-art campuses: Al-Hail and Airport Heights.
The GCU British School of Fashion is an innovative academic hub developed by GCU to build on its pioneering portfolio of programmes developed to meet the needs of a fast-moving industry. GCU was the first University to design a MSc in Digital Fashion Strategy, the first in the UK to create an MSc International Fashion Marketing and is one of a small number of universities worldwide offering an MBA in Luxury Brand Marketing.
Through the British School of Fashion, GCU is building on the foundation provided by its strong heritage and fashion industry expertise by investing in new talent, and creating and disseminating strategic fashion business insight through leading-edge education, research and consultancy.