From our foundation as a place of useful learning, we take it as our responsibility to research, teach and be of benefit to society – to reach outside the University to make the world better educated, prosperous, healthy, fair and secure. Our ambition is to be among the leading technological universities in the world.
Our foundation & purpose
In 1796 our founder, Professor John Anderson, questioned the idea of what a university should be. To make education a vital force in people’s lives, he established "a place of useful learning".
Our identity & future
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- We challenge traditional academic boundaries.
- We continually question our approach so that we are effective and efficient.
How we engage with the world
- We take pride in our place in the heart of Glasgow.
- Our academic strength makes us a desirable partner.
- We translate our responsibility to be useful in the world into action.
- Respect for others
- Equality of opportunity
- One Strathclyde in everything we do.
- Financial sustainability.
- International perspective.
- Focus on global issues.
- Collaborative research and knowledge exchange.
- Innovative education.