Why Strathclyde?
The place of useful learning
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    University of the Year 2019
    (Times Higher Education Awards 2019)
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    Recipient of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize
    (2019)
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    Glasgow’s the 8th best city in the world
    (Time Out: The 48 best cities in the world in 2019)
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    Top 20 UK university for research
    top 20 UK university for research intensity according to the Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2014

We are the University of Strathclyde

At the University of Strathclyde, we believe ideas can change the world.

Times Higher Education awards 2019 logo - University of the Year winner.

Award-winning university

Strathclyde is a multi-award-winning university. We’re delighted to be the only University to have won the Times Higher Education University of the Year award twice (2012 and 2019). Over the years we've been recognised across a variety of categories at the Times Higher Education awards. These include the coveted Business School of the Year and Workplace of the Year.

Our awards track record
The Times / The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. University of the Year shortlisted.
The Times / The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. University of the Year shortlisted.

Studying in Glasgow - what our students say

Our students tell us all the time that they love living and studying in Glasgow. From great live music, sporting events and dining out, to shopping, diverse culture and a vibrant nightlife, there's so much to see and do.

But don't just take our word for it! Hear from some of our current students on their experiences of what makes Glasgow such a great place to live and study.

Prateek Dhir, PhD student
For effective completion of PhD, it's necessary to have a healthy interaction with your supervisor, a good research facility and academic support. I am lucky enough to have all of these at Strathclyde.
Prateek Dhir
Civil & environmental engineering (PhD)

Vision 2025

Our Strategic Plan 2020-2025 builds on our collective achievements over recent years in realising our vision of Strathclyde as a leading international technological university that makes a positive to the world. 

Read more about Vision 2025

People Strategy

Our Strathclyde People Strategy places staff at the heart of our Strategic Plan and recognises that their collective talents, effort and commitment will deliver the University’s ambitious Vision for 2025.

Read our People Strategy

Chat to a student ambassador

If you want to know more about what it’s like to be a student at the University of Strathclyde, a selection of our current students are here to help!

Our Unibuddy ambassadors can answer all the questions you might have about courses and studying at Strathclyde, along with offering insight into their experiences of life in Glasgow and Scotland.

Chat now!