History, Affiliations and Rankings
In 1908, the Glasgow Caledonian University was established by the merger of Glasgow School of Cookery in 1875 and the West End School of Cookery. The University's name was changed to Queen's College, Glasgow in 1975. Glasgow College of Technology was founded in 1971, becoming Glasgow Polytechnic in 1991. In 1993, the Queen's College and Glasgow Polytechnic collaborated to establish Glasgow Caledonian University. The Glasgow Caledonian University has academic affiliations with the European University Association (EUA), Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Universities UK, Universities Scotland, Florence Network, and Talloires Network. The Glasgow Caledonian University ranks #1001-1200 in the QS World University Rankings 2022 and #601–800th in World University Rankings 2022 by Times Higher Education.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The main campus of Glasgow Caledonian University is situated, built in the most modern and state-of-the-art architecture along with offering the latest services for all students and staff to avail. The campus is well-surrounded and offers on-campus security every time. The University offers ARC: Health and Fitness, a multi-purpose gym for each student. Students have a plethora of food and drink options under their service. Extra care and support are extended to international students through visas, English language, accommodation, and community building facilities. The University provides a broad range of academic programs that include bachelor's, master's taught, and PhD programs. The courses provided are focused on three key fields: Inclusive Societies; Healthy Lives; and Sustainable Environments.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The Glasgow Caledonian University has been professionally accredited by APM (Association for Project Management), BCS (Chartered Institute for Information Technology), CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Scottish Branch), CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers), and CEHT (Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation). The notable alumni of the institute are Laura Bartlett, field hockey bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympic Games, Kevin Bridges, comedian, and Limmy, comedian.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The Glasgow Caledonian University values diversity in all its dimensions. The University has more than 17,500 students enrolments, out of which 14,100 are undergraduates, more than 3,300 are postgraduates. They have more than 3,100 students coming from all over the globe on campus. The male to female ratio is 43:57 at Glasgow Caledonian University making it a fairly gender-balanced university. Some of the leading recruiters at this institute are Amazon, Barclays, Deloitte, Apple, and others.