University of Glasgow

University Information, Campus and History
(Glasgow, Scotland)

The University of Glasgow is located in Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland. It was founded in 1451 by bull of Pope Nicolas V, at the request of King James II.

The University of Glasgow has an annual income of 77 million pounds sterling, which is derived from research grants and contracts and has recently opened a medical school which was worth 14 million pounds sterling. It is also a well-known academic area wherein 96% of its research staff has been involved in research of international standards.

It has 20,000 students, 16,000 of which are undergraduates while the remaining 4,000 are postgraduate students. It also boasts a staff of around 5,500. Its student body is generally composed of home students. 50% of the students are from the greater Glasgow area. It still is, however, an international institution which attracts students from 80 countries. It offers a wide range of professional studies such as law, engineering, and medicine along with a comprehensive range of academic studies ranging from the natural and social sciences to humanities. It is a founding member of the Universitas 21, an international organisation of universities that set world-wide standards for higher education.


The university is home to various facilities such as a museum, an art gallery, and the famous Mackintosh House.

The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery is Scotland's oldest public museum. It was first opened in 1807 and named after the Scottish anatomist William Hunter, who funded its construction and offered most its original collections. It was designed by William Stark, who gave it a classical look and a large dome at the top.

The Mackintosh House is a replica of famous Scottish architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh's home during his stay within the University of Glasgow. It is a small part of the Hunterian Museum which houses a large collection of Mackintosh's works.

Famous Students

The University of Glasgow has a list of notable alumni who soon became famous politicians such as John Smith, a Scottish and British politician who served as the leader of the Labour Party from July 1992 to may 1994; Donald Dewar, who was the Scottish Parliament's first minister; and Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, a former Prime Minister. Other notable alumni have given various contributions to their nation and the world such as Adam Smith, a Scottish political economist and moral philosopher who is well known for his theories on capitalism; John Baird, who was the inventor of the television and John Boyd Orr who received the Nobel Piece Prize in 1949 for his research on nutrition.

Applicants from other countries may call the office of the International Student's Adviser at 330 6964 and ask for Avril MacGregor. Those living in the Glasgow area or in Scotland could call the office of the Director of Admissions at 0141 330 4275 and ask for James Brown. You could also email him at for further details.

Contact University of Glasgow:
Address: Gilbert Scott Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 2000
Email: use website enquiry form
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