Why Strathclyde?

The place of useful learning

The University of Strathclyde was founded in 1796 and has a rich history of teaching and innovation. Located in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, we are home to students from over 100 countries.

Winners of eight Times Higher Education Awards, including University of the Year 2012 and Business School of the Year 2016, we have a world-wide reputation for teaching and research excellence.

THE award trophy

Eight awards in seven years

Winners of eight prestigious awards from Times Higher Education in seven years.
SIPBS building

We're a 5-star QS-rated university

We've retained our five-star Overall Rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.
Student walking past the Strathclyde Wonderwall


Glasgow is a vibrant multicultural city, and the University is home to around 23,000 students from 100+ countries.

Artistic shot of the Technology & Innovation Centre lit up at night

Top 20 UK university for research

We're in the UK’s top 20 universities for research intensity according to the Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2014.

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.

River Clyde at night with the Hydro and Finnieston Crane in lights

The world's friendliest city

Glasgow is world-renowned for the warmth, friendliness and humour of its people. We love welcoming visitors to our city and we're proud of our slogan - 'People Make Glasgow'!

This hospitality was recognised by Rough Guides readers in 2016, who voted Glasgow the world's friendliest city!

Find out more about Scotland's largest city, our culture and what our students think about studying here.

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Mhairi Patience in competition
The funding from the High Performance Sport Programme allowed me to spend less time working in a part time job and focus on training and competitions.
Mhairi Patience
Former High Performance Sport Programme member
Adil Abbasi, postgraduate research student at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
My supervisor, Dr Ben Pickard, is fantastic and there’s a lot of support from other postgraduate and postdoctorate researchers.
Adil Abbasi
PhD Pharmacy & biomedical sciences