University of Glasgow Caledonian

University Location:

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

University Type:

Public University

Year Established:


Basic Overview:

The beginning of Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) dates back to the establishment of Glasgow School of Cookery in 1875 and the West End School of Cookery in 1878. In 1908, the two schools merged to create the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (GWSCDS). The institution was renamed Queen’s College, Glasgow in 1975. Glasgow College of Technology was established in 1971, becoming Glasgow Polytechnic in 1991. On the 1st of April 1993, the Queen’s College and Glasgow Polytechnic merged to create Glasgow Caledonian University.

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic universities with around 20,000 students from 100 countries studying at its state-of-the-art campus. It also holds the membership of the Florence Network and the Talloires Network.

Situated in the Glasgow city center in Scotland, the GCU campus has world-class infrastructure and offers a plethora of amenities. Saltire Centre is a major highlight of the campus and houses the university library which gives access to more than 270,000 books, 350 open-access PCs, and a huge range of online resources including databases, ebooks, journals, and more. The Govan Mbeki Health Building is home to the GCU Vision Centre. Also, ARC Gym and GCU Clinic are prominent parts of the campus. The residential and dining facilities ensure an excellent student experience. Caledonian Court provides comfortable accommodation for over 600 students. Refectory and various cafes serve tasty and healthy food. The university has a second campus in London that houses the British School of Fashion. Also, Glasgow Caledonian New York College is a partner college situated in the SoHo district.

University at a glance

Total International Students:


UG/PG Course Ratio:

1 : 0.73

Endowments Value:

Pound 850,000

No. of Campuses:


Yearly Hostel & Meals Expense:

INR 4.1 Lakh

International Students Website:

World University Ranking – QS 2021

#801 – 1000

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