The University of Strathclyde was founded in 1796, making it one of the oldest higher education institutions in Glasgow, Scotland. Initially founded under the name The Andersonian Institute, it holds the distinction of being the first technological university, receiving this distinction in 1964.
The University of Strathclyde is situated on the John Anderson campus, named after the university’s founder. A large self-contained campus close to the city centre, it offers numerous student union and sports related facilities including football and rugby pitches, as well as indoor badminton courts and gym facilities. Academic facilities include a new Technology and Innovation centre opened in July 2015, as well as specialised pharmaceutical facilities.
The campus’s close proximity to Glasgow city centre also allows for easy access to the various activities available within the city itself, as well as access to extensive transport links. As well as this, the campus has close to 2,000 rooms available for accommodation, primarily for first year undergraduates.
The university offers a range of subjects, but has a focus on technological and scientific studies. Research is also an important part of Strathclyde’s offerings, with key focuses on health, manufacturing and energy, among others. Also on offer are a wide variety of partnerships with businesses as well as other higher education institutions, both inside and outside of the UK.
•University of the Year 2019 (Times Higher Education Awards 2019)
•We’re a 5-star QS-rated University (2017-20)
•Glasgow’s the 8th best city in the world (Time Out: The 48 best cities in the world in 2019)
•Top 20 UK university for research intensity according to the Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2014
International Study Centre
The University of Strathclyde International Study Centre provides specialist degree preparation for international students. Our programmes combine academic modules, study skills and English language training.
They aim to give you the best chance of success when you progress to your degree at the University. The International Study Centre programmes are provided by Study Group in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde.
From the day you arrive at Strathclyde until graduation and beyond, our Careers Service is here to help. If you're looking for a job or want to move into postgraduate study, we'll be happy to support you. We have great links with industry and work with a wide range of employers and we'll offer you one-to-one advice including practice interviews and CV checks.
Our city-centre campus
Our campus is based right in the very heart of Glasgow. National Geographic named Glasgow as one of its ‘Best of the World’ destinations, while Rough Guide readers have voted Glasgow the world’s friendliest city!