University of Strathclyde
The University of Strathclyde was established more than 200 years ago and was recently awarded Times Higher Education UK University of the Year 2012 and Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2013.
The University has a vibrant, international community with students from more than 100 countries and is investing £350m in its campus. The campus is very compact and students can access university building, the library, sport centre and other facilities with only a 5-10 minute walk. Strathclyde’s campus is in the centre of Glasgow, one of the UK’s largest and most dynamic cities.
Glasgow has been named the ‘friendliest city in the world’ in a Rough Guides poll and named a must visit destination by leading publications like the New York Times, The Guardian and Wanderlust! Glasgow is a European City of Culture, Architecture and UNESCO city of Music. Strathclyde has a triple accredited Business school: 1 of only 59 in the world (AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS).
Strathclyde has one of the largest Engineering Faculties in the UK with all departments in the UK top 15. Strathclyde has a £36m Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIBPS) focused on drug discovery and development. Strathclyde's Law School is also in the UK top 15. Strathclyde works closely with industry through industrial placements for students and research facilities such as our Technology & Innovation Centre. Strathclyde is top 20 in the UK for research intensity and results in the recent Research Excellence Framework
Excellence in research
The University has a long-standing worldwide reputation for excellence in academic research and innovation and continues to build on this as a research-led institution generating new ideas, knowledge and skills to create opportunities for individuals and society in the following areas of excellence as rated the Government in the last RAE (2014):
- The University of Strathclyde is in the top 20 institutions in the UK on measures of research intensity (GPA quality x percentage eligible staff submitted).
- The overall increase of 14 places in the UK rankings by GPA quality is in the top five largest upward moves in the UK.
- The Department of Physics has been rated the number one department in the UK on GPA quality – beating Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College.
- Strathclyde Business School is in the top 10 in the UK and number one in Scotland on GPA quality
- The Electronic and Electrical Engineering submssion was third in the UK and first in Scotland on power (GPA x FTE submitted)
- The combined Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Speech and Language Therapy submisison to UoA 3 was fourth in the UK and first in Scotland on power rankings
- The joint research including Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management, Chemical and Process Engineering and Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering was rated fourth in the UK on research power
- The joint University of Strathclyde and University of Glasgow Chemistry (WestChem) submission was fourth in UK on research power
- Civil Engineering’s research was placed at eighth in the UK and first in Scotland on research power
- Seven of our eight Engineering departments are ranked in the top 10 in the UK on research power
- Government and Public Policy were ranked 11th in the UK and second in Scotland on GPA quality
- The University made significant progress in Social Work and Social Policy, rising 18 places in the UK GPA quality rankings
- History research has delivered significant progress, rising 21 places in the UK GPA quality rankings
Strathclyde has its own Campus Village, right in the heart of the Glasgow - Scotland's largest and most cosmopolitan city. It is a city that prides itself on style. As well as its cutting-edge music, excellent shopping and restaurants and a vibrant arts scene, Glasgow has more than its fair share of high culture, with a year-round programme of arts and music. Glasgow was named UNESCO City of Music in 2009.
There are over 20 museums and galleries, and the city is home to Scottish Opera, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Royal Ballet.People visiting Glasgow for the first time are often surprised at the amount of green space in the city centre - all the 19th-century landscaped parks and gardens are the perfect balance to the urban pace of life. With an international stadium at Hampden and hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2014, Glasgow has a rightful claim to be Scotland's sporting capital.
If Glasgow whets your appetite for seeing more of Scotland, you couldn’t be better placed than here at Strathclyde. For fans of the outdoors, the stunning scenery of the Trossachs and Highlands is just a short drive away. Or you could hop on a boat to one of Scotland’s islands and explore a slower pace of life in the rugged landscape of the Western Isles. So studying at Strathclyde goes hand-in-hand with having a great time.