The Place of Useful Learning

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The University of Strathclyde's mission dates from our founder, Professor John Anderson, leaving instructions in his will for 'a place of useful learning' to be established in the city. By this he meant an institution open to everyone, regardless of gender, status or income.

We continue to be committed to 'useful learning' through our provision of relevant, high quality, educational opportunities, the global application of our research and our focus on knowledge exchange, all of which aim to benefit the wider economy and society.

Our commitment to 'useful learning' is about:

  • Offering a wide range of education opportunities in a flexible, innovative learning environment
  • Developing students who have the aptitudes and capacities to make significant contributions to their communities after graduation as employees, employers and citizens
  • Connecting research through knowledge exchange to make an impact on modern society.