University of Strathclyde


The University of Strathclyde, founded in 1796, is a leading international technological university based in the centre of Glasgow.

Inspired by our founding principle as ‘a place of useful learning’, our mission is to make the world better-educated, prosperous, healthy, fair and secure.

We continue to live by our socially-progressive values today, putting sustainability at the heart of our strategy through our commitment to deliver against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to play our part in tackling the climate emergency. Our Centre for Sustainable Development was established in 2020, to further embed the SDGs in everything we do.

As part of our commitment to sustainability, Strathclyde has committed to reducing carbon emissions by 70% by 2025 and achieving net zero emissions by 2040 or earlier.

We are committed to delivering an outstanding student experience and to widening access to university education while maintaining high standards of education.

Strathclyde students benefit from an innovative, practical and international educational experience enhanced by its integration with our research capabilities, high-quality academic resources and an unparalleled industry engagement programme.

The excellence of our research is evidenced by our position amongst the UK’s top 20 research-intensive universities, according to the Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2014, and by the growth in range and scale of our global research collaborations.

We have also redefined how we collaborate and work with industry, government and the third sector to accelerate and amplify innovation and to boost societal advancement, economic success and inclusivity in our city, our country and across the world.

Strathclyde was named the Times Higher Education UK University of the Year 2019, the Sunday Times Good University Guide Scottish University of the Year 2020 and was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its excellence in energy innovation.


Facts and figures

Year Established 1796
Total Number of Staff 4165
Number of Academic Staff 1833
Number of Students 25000
Focus Areas
Web link for international students
Fields of Study Offered Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Teaching and training
Education science
Training for pre-school teachers
Training for teachers at basic levels
Training for teachers with subject specialisation
Training for teachers of vocational subjects
Teacher training and education science (others)
Humanities (broad programmes)
Foreign languages
Mother tongue
History and archaeology
Philosophy and ethics
Humanities (others)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Sociology and cultural studies
Political science and civics
Social and behavioural science (others)
Journalism and reporting
Library, information, archive
Journalism and information (broad programmes)
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Marketing and advertising
Finance, banking, insurance
Accounting and taxation
Management and administration
Working life
Business and administration (others)
Law (broad programmes)
Biology and biochemistry
Environmental science
Life science (broad programmes)
Physical science (broad programmes)
Earth science
Physical science (others)
Mathematics and statistics (broad programmes)
Computer science
Computer use
Computing (broad programmes)
Mechanics and metal work
Electricity and energy
Electronics and automation
Chemical and process
Motor vehicles, ships and aircraft
Manufacturing and processing (broad programmes)
Materials (wood, paper, plastic, glass)
Manufacturing and processing (other)
Architecture and town planning
Building and civil engineering
Architecture and building (broad programmes)
Health (broad programmes)
Medical diagnostic and treatment technology
Health (others)
Child care and youth services
Social work and counselling
Social services (broad programmes)
Transport services (broad programmes)
Environmental protection (broad programmes)
Environmental protection technology
Natural environments and wildlife
Community sanitation services
Environmental protection (others)