Glasgow Uni jumps up international rankings
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:16
Glasgow University has jumped up the global academic rankings, moving to 17th in the UK, as recently reported by the Complete University Guide.
The university, which climbed four places, while Edinburgh slipped three, was also recognised as the top destination for dentistry and veterinary studies in the UK, as well as other specialist medical subjects.
Established in 1451, Glasgow University is in the top 1% of the world's universities and was recently voted number one for International student satisfaction.
Over 120 countries are represented amongst the university's student population, totalling almost 23,000 undergraduates and postgraduates registered, not to mention its 6,000 staff.
Universities are a vital component of Glasgow's economic make up, attracting students from across the globe who make a significant contribution to the city's economy.
Asides from the financial boost which Glasgow's thriving student population brings with it the additional cultural benefits should not be over looked.
The city is renowned for his vibrant arts scene and much of this is down to the rotating influx of student's attending Glasgow School of Art, turning Glasgow into a global destination for culture - highlighted by the number of Turner Prize winners who emanate from the city.
When one is to look at Glasgow's overall academic makeup there are now twice as many students, including part-timers, in the city than all the people shipbuilding employed when the industry was at its height. A fact few will be aware of.
Congratulations to Glasgow University.