Glasgow Caledonian University,Cowcaddens Road,Glasgow, G4 0BA, Scotland, UK +44 (0)141 331 3000
Information
  • Admin. staff 1,500
  • Affiliations EUA
  • Chancellor Muhammad Yunus
  • Established 1993
  • Location Glasgow, Scotland
  • Motto For the common weal
  • Postgraduates 3,375[1]
  • Principal Professor Pamela Gillies
  • Students 17,045[1]
  • Type Public University
  • Undergraduates 13,670[1]
  • Vice principal http://www.gcu.ac.uk/
In 1992, The Secretary of State for Scotland approved the merger of Glasgow Polytechnic and The Queen's College, Glasgow to form Glasgow Caledonian University, which opened on 1 April 1993.The aim of the new university was to offer non-elitist, high quality education and training to a wide and diverse range of students. It sought to collaborate with commercial and industrial organisations and other providers of education. The university initially offered more than 140 undergraduate and postgraduate courses within three faculties and 22 departments.
Courses
Accounting and Finance
Biological and Biomedical Science
Business and Management
Computing
Construction and Property
Creative and Design
Engineering
English Language
Campus
Glasgow Caledonian is located on a single campus site in the Cowcaddens area of Glasgow. The university used to have three campuses: Park Campus located in Glasgow's West End, Southbrae Campus leased from and adjacent to Jordanhill College of Education, and the current City Campus. However, Park Campus was sold to the University of Glasgow in January 2001 and Southbrae was given back to Jordanhill after the lease had expired.The campus contains a variety of lecture theatres, seminar rooms and laboratories. The university also has a 'virtual hospital' where students can develop clinical and interpersonal skills in a realistic environment. Glasgow Caledonian is the only university in Scotland which has this facility.[citation needed]