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The University of Strathclyde was established by Royal Charter in 1964, with a history dating back to 1796 and the founding of Anderson's Institute. The Charter sets out the power and functions of the University as well as identifying the key officers and committees within the University's structure.

Charter & Statutes

The Charter and Statutes, together, provide part of the regulatory framework for the University and its staff and students.  The constitution and governance of the University of Strathclyde is regulated by the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances of the University.  

The current version of the Charter and the Statutes are available below.  

Any queries about the Charter and Statutes should be directed to Mr Darren Thompson, Head of Governance & Public Policy,

University Charter

The Charter defines the objects, powers, officers and statutory bodies of the University.  It defines the University as a teaching, research and examining body and includes such fundamental powers as those of awarding degrees.

University Statutes 

The Statutes prescribe details concerning the members of the University, officers of the University, the membership and functions of statutory bodies (including Court and Senate), and other miscellaneous provisions

University Ordinances         

The Ordinances give further details on the way in which the University is governed within the general framework of the Charter and Statutes.

University Regulations

The constitutional Regulations describe the remit and composition of various University committees; regulate the academic work of the University, the education and discipline of its students, and such other matters as lie within the functions of Senate.  


Court Statement of Primary Responsibilities

University Management 

Related Information:

Course Regulations