Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is the third largest city in the UK. The population of Glasgow is around 600,000 inhabitants. Glasgow is now considered the largest seaport in Britain. Glasgow is well known for its higher education facilities and has four universities within 10 miles of the city centre. The four main universities in Glasgow are the University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University and University of the West of Scotland. There are also a few colleges and higher education facilities in Glasgow such as; the City of Glasgow College, Glasgow Clyde College and Glasgow Kelvin College.
The Higher education facilities include Jordanhill Teacher Training College, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Glasgow School of Art. The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest University in the UK. It was founded in 1451. Glasgow originally only educated wealthy students but has however become a pioneer in higher education. Glasgow offered studies to the wealthy in Law, Medicine, Civil Servicing, Teaching and Church Studies. The University of Glasgow currently offers degrees in Arts, Humanities, Modern Languages, Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering and Social Sciences. The University of Glasgow had some notable alumni such as Lady Hazel Cosgrove who became the first woman to be appointed as a permanent seat as a judge in the Court of Session. The University of Strathclyde is another major university in Glasgow. It was established in 1796 and is the third largest university in Scotland with around 20,000 students in attendance. The University offers various degrees in areas such as Engineering, Architecture, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Education, Law, Psychology and Economics.
The University of Strathclyde also has many notable alumni and academics such as Jim McColl who is the richest man in Scotland, Henry Faulds who founded fingerprint identification and John Logie Baird who invented the world’s first working television. The Glasgow Caledonian University is another university located in Glasgow. It has roots tracing back to 1875 but was formally established in 1993. Glasgow Caledonian has around 18,000 students in attendance and is one of Scotland’s Largest Universities. Glasgow Caledonian is ranked among the UK’s top 10 universities. Glasgow Caledonian has many notable alumni, such as Gordon Brown and Neil Buchanan.
Popular searched areas in and around Glasgow include:-
- East Kilbride
- Mount Vernon
- Newton Mearns