The Robert Gordon University (RGU) received the university status in 1992; initially it was founded by a rich merchant Robert Gordon. It is based in the city of Aberdeen. There are over 17,000 students at the university, with 64% of the student population have studied on campus
The Robert Gordon University has been rated as one of the top most universities by various surveys. The HESA July 2013 declared it to be the top university for graduate jobs in the UK. The Times Good University Guide ranked it as the ‘Best Modern University in the UK’ in 2012 and 2013. It has also gained recognition as the Scottish University of the year in 2011 and is considered as one of the best for research in Scotland.
It has various important faculties such as
Under these faculties a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered.
Aberdeen is easily accessible by train or air, while the main Garthdee Campus is easily accessible by various bus routes.
RGU promotes walking and cycling on its campus, as the routes save on time and makes the campus environment friendly. Proper cycle parking is made available on the campus with lockers and changing facilities at every building.
Also as part of its Green Travel Plan, RGU has introduced Car sharing scheme. Students have to enrol in this programme.