University of Strathclyde

16 Richmond St, Glasgow G1 1XQ, United Kingdom

About the University

The University of Strathclyde is a leading five-star QS rated international technological university located in the heart of Glasgow - one of the UK’s largest cities – and has a vibrant, international community with almost 23,000 students from over 100 countries.
As the only university in the UK to win University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards twice, Strathclyde has a variety of subjects ranked in the UK top ten by both The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. The nationally recognised subjects include accounting and finance, and social policy.
For more than 200 years Strathclyde has been delivering academic excellence through world-class research and teaching, providing students with flexible, innovative learning in preparation for their chosen career path.
Over the course of the current decade, Strathclyde is transforming their campus by investing 1 billion to create a first-class working and learning environment for students. The new £31m sports centre, Strathclyde Sport, brings state of the art training, fitness and wellbeing facilities to the heart of the University’s campus.
Research is of central importance in everything at the University of Strathclyde. The University is in the UK top five for industry research income (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2018) and one of the UK’s top 20 universities for research intensity, according to the Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2014.
Each of the four faculties – Engineering, Science, Humanities & Social Sciences and the triple accredited Strathclyde Business School – works closely with business, industry, government and policy-makers, supporting our enviable track record of making technologies and innovation applicable for the benefit of society.


When the University was first created as Anderson's Institution in 1796, Thomas Garnett was appointed as Professor of Physics and Philosophy, and Lecturer in Chemistry. He gave his first lecture on Natural Philosophy and Chemistry on October 26, the same year. Garnett's lectures led the development of chemistry here at Strathclyde. He devoted much of his lectures to chemistry as it applied to the "arts and manufactures of the country".

He was so successful that he was offered a Professor position at the Royal Institution in London in 1799. George Birkbeck took over Garnett's position here. He began by seeking the attendance of workmen and operatives at his classes, along with persuading women to attend the courses. Birkbeck resigned in 1804 and was replaced by Andrew Ure who stayed until 1830. His Chemistry lectures claimed to be the most comprehensive given in any public institution. Alongside lecturing, he made contacts with industry, both locally and nationwide.


University Information

School Type: Public

Established: 1796

Times Ranking: 42

Guardian Ranking: 51

Independent Ranking: 41

Tuition Fee: $ $ $ $

No. of students: 20000+

Acceptance Rate: N/A

Ave High School GPA: N/A

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Degrees offered: Bachelor's degree,Master's degree,Doctorate

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16 Richmond St, Glasgow G1 1XQ, United Kingdom

Country: UK

Location: City centre

Town/City: Glasgow

Nearest Airport: Glasgow International Airport

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