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o University of Glasgow é a universidade cuarta máis antiga do mundo th de lingua eEnglish e unha das catro antigas universidades de Escocia. Foi fundada en 1451. Xunto coa Universidade de Edimburgo, A universidade foi parte da Ilustración escocés durante o século 18. É actualmente membro da Universitas 21, a rede internacional de universidades de investigación, e do Grupo Russell.

En común con universidades da era pre-moderna, Glasgow orixinalmente educado estudantes principalmente de fondos ricos, 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. Universidade de Glasgow servido todos estes estudantes, preparándoos para as profesións: a lei, medicina, servizo público, ensino, ea igrexa. Tamén adestrou números menores, pero crecentes para carreiras en ciencia e enxeñaría.

Orixinalmente situado na Rúa da cidade, desde 1870 the main University campus has been located at Gilmorehill in the West End of the city. adicionalmente, unha serie de edificios universitarios están situados noutros lugares, como a Universidade Mariña Estación Biolóxica Millporton a Illa de Cumbrae no Firth of Clyde e no Campus Crichton en Dumfries.

Alumnos ou ex funcionarios da Universidade inclúen filósofo Francis Hutcheson, enxeñeiro James Watt, filósofo e economista Adam Smith, físico Lord Kelvin, cirurxián Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, sete premios Nobel, e dous ministros británicos Prime.

A Universidade de 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)
  • é clasificado en terceiro lugar no Reino Unido para a satisfacción do estudante internacional (entre as universidades participantes no Barómetro de Verán Internacional de Estudantes 2013)
  • congratula-se con estudantes de máis de 140 países en todo o mundo
  • ten máis de 25,000 estudantes de graduación e posgrao
  • é un gran empresario na cidade de Glasgow con máis de 6,000 persoal, incluíndo 2,000 investigadores activos
  • ten renda anual de investigación de máis de £ 181m
  • é membro do prestixioso Grupo Russell das principais universidades de investigación do Reino Unido
  • Está clasificada entre as mellores en Escocia e en terceiro lugar no Grupo Russell na Investigación Nacional Student 2015
  • É membro fundador da Universitas 21, unha agrupación internacional de universidades dedicada ao establecemento de normas en todo o mundo para o ensino superior
  • inclúe entre os seus alumnos, o pai da economía Adam Smith, arquitecto de Escocia de desconcentración Donald Dewar e renomeado físico e enxeñeiro Lord Kelvin.

escolas / Colleges / departamentos / cursos / Faculties

College of 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

  • Escola de Ciencias da Vida
  • School of Medicine (including Dentistry)
  • Escola de Medicina Veterinaria

College of Science and Engineering

  • Escola de Química
  • School of Computing Science
  • Escola de Enxeñaría
  • School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
  • School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • School of Physics and Astronomy
  • School of Psychology

Facultade de Ciencias Sociais

  • Adam Smith Business School
  • Escola Superior de Educación
  • Escola de Estudos interdisciplinares (at Crichton Campus, Dumfries)
  • Facultade de Dereito
  • Facultade de Ciencias Sociais e Políticas


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. en 1840 we became the first university in the UK to appoint a Professor of Engineering, e en 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. en 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 agosto 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 ten) of land belonging to the Black Friars (Dominicans) on High Street by Mary, Queen of Scots, en 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.

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

en outubro 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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