Founded way back in 1415, University of Glasgow is considered as the fourth oldest English university in the world. University of Glasgow, currently known for its research intensive programme, is considered as one of the initiators in the profession oriented programmes in the higher education of UK.
The University of Glasgow has been ranked in top 100 universities of the world many times by many surveys till date. But in 2013, it received its best ever ranking in the QS World University Rankings, it secured the 51st position in the world and 9th in the UK.
Its department of Population and Ecosystem Health has been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. Over 23,300 students are currently enrolled in the university. The University of Glasgow offers a range of undergraduate and post-graduate courses under the faculties of Accounting and finance, Archaeology, Arts, History, Health Sciences, literature and languages, social sciences, basic and environmental sciences along with other courses.
There are three main campuses of the university.