University of Glasgow

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Social Sciences

Veterinary Medicine

The University of Glasgow is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's four ancient universities. Located in Glasgow, the university was founded in 1451 and is presently one of seventeen British higher education institutions ranked amongst the top 100 of the world.[4][5]

In the 19th century, it became a leader in British higher education by providing the educational needs of youth from the urban and commercial classes, as opposed to the upper class. Glasgow served these students by preparing them for professions that were not commercial - the law, medicine, teaching, and the church. It also trained a smaller group for careers in science and engineering.[6]. Today it is ranked as amongst the top ten British universities for teaching quality[7] and was the Sunday Times "Scottish University of the Year" for 2007.[8] The university is a member of the Russell Group and of Universitas 21.

Since 1870, the main University campus has been located on Gilmorehill in the West End of the city.[9] Additionally, there are a number of university buildings elsewhere in the city, a facility at Loch Lomond, the University Marine Biological Station Millport and the Crichton Campus in Dumfries (which is jointly operated alongside a number of other institutions).

Glasgow has departments of Law, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Dentistry—a position that is unique amongst the other universities in Scotland.


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