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Why Strathclyde?

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    University of the Year 2012 & 2019
    Times Higher Education Awards
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    Almost 90% of research rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'
    Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2021
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    Glasgow’s the 4th best city in the world!
    Time Out Index 2022
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    Recipient of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize
    2019 & 2021

We believe ideas can change the world...

As a socially progressive university, we are committed to openness. We’re bringing people of all backgrounds together, making an impact on our students, our city and our global community.

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 Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education 2019 and 2021.
The Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education 2019 and 2021.
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.
The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 - Scottish University of the Year.
The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 - Scottish University of the Year.

Strath Stories

Our students tell us all the time that they love living in Glasgow and studying at Strathclyde.

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

Strathclyde has so much to offer. I'd love to stay for longer.

Tiger Garcia
Accounting & Finance student

Watch more Strath Stories
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

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!