Located in the heart of Glasgow, one of the UK’s largest cities, Strathclyde is a leading international technological university. It is is Scotland's third largest university by number of students and staff from over 100 countries. The institution was awarded University of the Year in 2012 and Entrepreneurial University of the year 2013 by Times Higher Education (THE).
It was established in 1796 as the place of useful learning and until today the main missions of the University is to combine academic excellence with social and economic relevance. Students here are inspired to develop their full potential, producing outstanding professional and enterprising people for industry and business. The University is also encouraging its students to play an active role in the dialogue about their strategy and vision for the future.
Strathclyde is a centre for innovation, connecting high-quality research to outcomes that have real impact. Students are provided with leading-edge research facilities that encourage co-location of researchers with their external partners. By developing strategic alliances with world-class academic institutions and organisations. The University is aiming to capitalise on major investment on infrastructure by creating an enviable research culture in order to attract high-calibre staff, researchers and students.
The University is dedicated to ‘useful learning’. It is recognised internationally for its close working relationship with global businesses, and its partnerships with industry, government and policy makers.
High-profile alumni include John Logie Baird, inventor of the world’s first television; James Blyth, the wind energy pioneer, David Livingstone, explorer and Henry Faulds, originator of fingerprint identification.
The University has four outstanding faculties with over 400 programmes across Engineering, Science, Business and Humanities & Social Sciences.