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Oersicht


De Universiteit fan Glasgow is de fjirde âldste universiteit yn th eEnglish-sprekkende wrâld en ien fan Skotlân fan fjouwer âlde universiteiten. It waard oprjochte yn 1451. Tegearre mei de Universiteit fan Edinboarch, de Universiteit wie diel fan de Skotske Ferljochting yn de 18e ieu. It is op it stuit lid fan Universitas 21, it ynternasjonaal netwurk fan ûndersyk universiteiten, en de Russell Group.

Yn mienskiplik mei universiteiten fan 'e pre-moderne tiid, Glasgow oarspronklik oplieding studinten benammen fan rike eftergrûnen, however it became a pioneer in British higher education in the 19th century by also providing for the needs of students from the growing urban and commercial middle class. Glasgow University tsjinne al fan dy studinten troch de tarieding se foar beroppen: de wet, medicine, oerheidstsjinst, teaching, en de tsjerke. It ek oplaat lytsere mar groeiende oantallen foar karriêres yn wittenskip en technyk.

Oarspronklik leit yn 'e stêd fan High Street, sûnt 1870 the main University campus has been located at Gilmorehill in the West End of the city. Dêrneist, in tal fan universitêre gebouwen wurde leit earne oars, lykas de Universiteit Marine Biologysk Station Millporton it eilân fan Cumbrae yn de Firth of Clyde en de Crichton Campus yn Dumfries.

Alumni of eardere meiwurkers fan de Universiteit binne filosoof Francis Hutcheson, Ingenieur James Watt, wiisgear en ekonoom Adam Smith, natuerkundige Lord Kelvin, sjirurch Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, sân Nobel Laureates, en twa Britske Prime ministers.

De Universiteit fan Glasgow

  • is ranked 62nd in the world and is the first and only UK university to be rated as 5 Stars Plus overall. (QS World University Rankings 2015)
  • wurdt rated tredde yn it Feriene Keninkryk foar ynternasjonale studint tefredenens (ûnder universiteiten dy't meidogge yn de International Student Barometer Summer 2013)
  • ferwolkommet learlingen út mear as 140 lannen oer de hiele wrâld
  • hat mear as 25,000 undergraduate en postgraduate studinten
  • is in grutte wurkjouwer yn 'e stêd fan Glasgow mei mear as 6,000 personiel, ynklusyf 2,000 aktive ûndersikers
  • hat jierlikse ûndersyk ynkommen fan mear as £ 181m
  • is in lid fan it prestisjeuze Russell Groep fan liedende UK ûndersyk universiteiten
  • is ranked top yn Skotlân en tredde yn de Russell Groep yn de Nasjonale Student Survey 2015
  • is in oprjochter lid fan Universitas 21, in ynternasjonale groepearring fan universiteiten wijd oan it ynstellen fan de hiele wrâld noarmen foar heger ûnderwiis
  • omfiemet ûnder har alumni, de heit fan ekonomy Adam Smith, Skotlân fan arsjitekt fan desintralisaasje Donald Dewar en renommearre natuerkundige en yngenieur Lord Kelvin.

skoallen / Colleges / Departeminten / kursussen / fakulteiten


Kolleezje fan Arts

  • ArtsLab Glasgow
  • Graduate School of the College of Arts
  • School of Critical Studies
  • School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Modern Languages and Cultures

College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

  • Skoalle of Life Sciences
  • School of Medicine (including Dentistry)
  • School of Veterinary Medicine

College of Science and Engineering

  • Skoalle of Skiekunde
  • School of Computing Science
  • Skoalle of Engineering
  • School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
  • School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Skoalle fan de natuerkunde en Astronomy
  • School of Psychology

Kolleezje fan Sosjale Wittenskippen

  • Adam Smith Business School
  • Skoalle fan Underwiis
  • Skoalle of ynterdisiplinêr Studies (at Crichton Campus, Dumfries)
  • Skoalle fan Wet
  • School of Social and Political Sciences

Skiednis


Over the last five centuries and more, we’ve constantly worked to push the boundaries of what’s possible. We’ve fostered the talents of seven Nobel laureates, one Prime Minister and Scotland’s inaugural First Minister. We’ve welcomed Albert Einstein to give a lecture on the origins of the general theory of relativity. Scotland’s first female medical graduates completed their degrees here in 1894 and the world’s first ultrasound images of a foetus were published by Glasgow Professor Ian Donald in 1958. Yn 1840 we became the first university in the UK to appoint a Professor of Engineering, en yn 1957, the first in Scotland to have an electronic computer.

All of this means that if you choose to work or study here, you’ll be walking in the footsteps of some of the world’s most renowned innovators, from scientist Lord Kelvin and economist Adam Smith, to the pioneer of television John Logie Baird.

 

The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 by a charter or papal bull from Pope Nicholas V, at the suggestion of King James II, giving Bishop William Turnbull, a graduate of theUniversity of St Andrews, permission to add a University to the city’s Cathedral. It is the second-oldest university in Scotland after St Andrews and the fourth-oldest in the English-speaking world. The universities of St Andrews, Glasgow and Aberdeen were ecclesiastical foundations, while Edinburgh was a civic foundation. As one of the Ancient Universities of the United Kingdom, Glasgow University is one of only eight institutions to award undergraduate master’s degrees in certain disciplines.

The University has been without its original Bull since the mid-sixteenth century. Yn 1560, during the political unrest accompanying theScottish Reformation, the then chancellor, Archbishop James Beaton, a supporter of the Marian cause, fled to France. He took with him, for safe-keeping, many of the archives and valuables of the Cathedral and the University, including the Mace and the Bull. Although the Mace was sent back in 1590, the archives were not. Principal Dr James Fall told the Parliamentary Commissioners of Visitation on 28 augustus 1690, that he had seen the Bull at the Scots College in Paris, together with the many charters granted to the University by the monarchs of Scotland from James II to Mary, Queen of Scots. The University enquired of these documents in 1738 but was informed by Thomas Innesand the superiors of the Scots College, that the original records of the foundation of the University were not to be found. If they had not been lost by this time, they certainly went astray during the French Revolution when the Scots College was under threat. Its records and valuables were moved for safe-keeping out of the city of Paris. The Bull remains the authority by which the University awards degrees.

Teaching at the University began in the chapterhouse of Glasgow Cathedral, subsequently moving to nearby Rottenrow, in a building known as theAuld Pedagogy”. The University was given 13 Acres (5.3 hy hat) of land belonging to the Black Friars (Dominicans) on High Street by Mary, Queen of Scots, yn 1563. By the late 17th century, the University building centred on two courtyards surrounded by walled gardens, with a clock tower, which was one of the notable features of Glasgow’s skyline, and a chapel adapted from the church of the former Dominican (Blackfriars) friary. Remnants of this Scottish Renaissance building, mainly parts of the main facade, were transferred to the Gilmorehill campus and renamed as thePearce Lodge”, after Sir William Pearce, the shipbuilding magnate who funded its preservation. The Lion and Unicorn Staircase was also transferred from the old college site and is now attached to the Main Building.

John Anderson, while professor of natural philosophy at the university, and with some opposition from his colleagues, pioneered vocational education for working men and women during the industrial revolution. To continue this work in his will he founded Anderson’s College, which was associated with the university before merging with other institutions to become the University of Strathclyde in 1964.

Yn 1973, Delphine Parrott became its first woman professor, as Gardiner Professor of Immunology.

Yn oktober 2014, the university court voted for the University to become the first academic institution in Europe to divest from the fossil fuel industry.


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