University of Glasgow
Facts and Figures

The University of Glasgow

  • is ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
  • has been named Scottish University of the Year in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
  • welcomes students from more than 140 countries worldwide
  • has around 35,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • has a global community of over 219,000 alumni
  • is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 9,000 staff, including more than 4,800 research and teaching staff
  • is undertaking a £1 billion estate investment to expand campus research & teaching facilities
  • has annual research income of more than £168m
  • is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities
  • is a founding member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education
  • is a founding member of The Guild of European Research Intensive Universities
  • has strategic partnerships with the Universities of Columbia, Hong Kong, McGill and Sydney
  • has 420 study abroad and exchange partners
  • is home to The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, one of the leading university museums in the world
  • has unique partnerships with the Singapore Institute of Technology, Nankai University and the University of Electronic Science & Technology of China meaning that we continue to extend our global footprint through innovative transnational education
  • includes among its alumni, the father of economics Adam Smith, Scotland’s architect of devolution Donald Dewar and renowned physicist and engineer Lord Kelvin.

Helping our students prepare for life once they leave university is a key priority. Our Careers Service has links with nearly 10,000 employers and close contacts with the major graduate recruiters in the public, private and nongovernmental sectors.