University of Glasgow
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow has a tradition of excellence as the fourth oldest university in the UK. It is a member of the elite Russell Group of leading UK research universities, a founding member of Universitas21, and a member of IRUN (International Research Universities Network), an international network of broad-based research universities. UoG has fostered the talents of seven Nobel laureates, Scotland’s first female medical graduates, and includes among its alumni, some of the world’s most renowned innovators, from scientist Lord Kelvin, economist Adam Smith, to the pioneer of television John Logie Baird. Ranked 62 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2015/16) and 12th in the UK, UoG is a world-leading research-intensive institution, attracting scholars from more than 130 countries worldwide each year. The institution’s annual research income totals more than £177M, which places it in the UK’s top 10 earners for research. In recognition of its employment practices that specifically support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) in higher education, UoG has been awarded an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award. The Institution also holds an ‘HR excellence in research’ award.