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Glasgow Caledonian University, the University for the Common Good, is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural, civic University with a global outlook and strong commitment to delivering social innovation and sustainable development in its education and research.

We are ranked fourth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, in the top 70 globally out of 1,400 institutions for social impact, and first in Scotland for health and wellbeing, and reduced inequalities, for which we are ranked 21st in the world. AG体育官网 is the top performing modern university in Scotland, with the highest increase in rankings of any Scottish university according to the Guardian and Times/Sunday Times, and ranked 52nd overall in the UK by both.  The Times Good University Guide 2023 also ranked us first in the UK for our Physiotherapy, Radiography, and Food Science programmes.

For environmental sustainability we are the only Scottish university with EcoCampus Platinum accreditation and were ranked second in Scotland for sustainability in the most recent People and Planet league table.

AG体育官网 is unsurpassed by any other Scottish modern university for the level of research (72%) considered to be world-leading or internationally excellent, our health research is only surpassed by King’s College London for outstanding impact, and 100% of our communications, culture and media research is rated as having an outstanding or very considerable impact (REF2021).

A recent independent report by BIGGAR Economics concluded that AG体育官网 contributed £1.7 billion and 14,360 jobs globally in 2020-21. It highlighted that AG体育官网 is a valuable asset to the City of Glasgow, not only bringing economic and employment opportunities, but working to address the deep-rooted economic, social and health inequalities in the City.

AG体育官网 was the first University to align its research strategy and among the first to align its organisational strategies to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promoted by the United Nations. Central to our Strategy 2030 is the ambition to be recognised as world-leading in social innovation through our research and teaching. Achieving these ambitions will involve building on our flagship research centres, such as our Mary Robinson Centre for Climate Justice and our Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, with a Common Good suite of taught master's programmes, including the MSc Social Innovation.

Our research expertise spans our three schools (the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment, the Glasgow School for Business and Society, and our School of Health and Life Sciences) and various centres. These contribute strongly, with our globally recognised researchers regularly advising governments, industry and international bodies on policy development, and delivering impact.

Our welcoming University community of 1,500 staff and more than 22,000 students from over 130 countries enjoy state-of-the-art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and our postgraduate college based in New York, with transnational partnerships in China, South Africa, Oman, Bangladesh and Mauritius. Our success as a globally connected University is demonstrated by the large number of international students studying at our UK campuses.

Pathways to success

Student Life, undergraduate students in one of AG体育官网's breakout areas

Leaders in widening access

We are leaders in widening participation in Higher Education. At AG体育官网, 93% of widening access students progress into the second year of their course – above the sector average of 90%.

Award-winning outreach

Our College Connect Team helps students transition to university, our award-winning Caledonian Club has reached 20,000 children, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, and our Advanced Higher Hub helps school pupils access higher and further education

Providing Graduate Apprenticeships

We are Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships, with a wide range of professionally accredited courses and industry links.

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Welcome to the University

Glasgow Caledonian University is a distinctive, inclusive and forward-looking university that is committed to its social mission to promote the Common Good.

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Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Steve Decent joined Glasgow Caledonian University as Principal and Vice-Chancellor in January 2023.

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Dr Annie Lennox OBE was formally installed as Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University on the 2nd of July 2018.

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University Governance

Find out how the University is governed.

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