Our offer to the scientific community

To work smarter, in partnership, to raise the profile of Glasgow and the West of Scotland as a world-class science destination and leverage science and technology to boost sustainable development and quality of life.

Glasgow is a great city, with great people, great companies and a great lifestyle. It also has a history of innovation from the famous names of the past like James Watt to those working in key science and technology sectors today.

It’s one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, which is why more and more global companies are choosing to relocate here. Nearly 17,000 firms operate in Glasgow, including a quarter of Scotland's largest businesses – employing over 415,000 people.

A key attraction for relocating companies is the high level of education and skills, with one of the UK’s largest knowledge bases of five higher education institutions, including four universities, and three further education colleges with nearly 130,000 students, providing a steady pipeline of well-qualified graduates. 

Over half of all Glaswegians in employment have qualifications at NVQ Level 3 or above, with over 40% qualified to degree level or with a professional qualification - well above the UK average.

Glasgow's scale and diversity makes it Scotland's liveliest city, renowned for its creative, cultural, sports and entertainment scene – with a growing festival programme throughout the year and a buzzing nightlife.

Cultural life ranges from Scottish Ballet to avant-garde dance, Scottish Opera to rock concerts at the new SSE Hydro arena, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to some of the finest collections of civic art in Europe at the Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, as well as the new Riverside Museum of Transport. It also has the best retail scene outside London.

Glasgow’s award-winning convention Bureau, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, is unique in its city-wide approach of engaging key agencies within the city and at a national level to bid for and host major events It is now one of the world’s most exciting major events destination, attracting 2.3 million visitors every year and over 750,000 to conferences and events alone.

No wonder National Geographic Traveller magazine called it "the UK's Coolest City", the Rough Guide voted it the number one friendliest city in the world, and Lonely Planet ranked it “among the world's top ten must-see cities”.

 

 

What’s happening

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News

   

SHE Software expand into new office as headcount increases

Scottish technology company SHE Software continues its ongoing expansion, doubling the size of its i...

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University of Glasgow to share in £80m quantum tech funding boost

The University of Glasgow’s world-leading expertise in quantum technology has been given a boost w...

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Eight mental health research networks announced by UKRI

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced eight new mental health networks to bring together r...

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Blog

   

Forge ahead

On Friday the 28th of September, from 10am to 5pm, Explorathon 2018 will be hosted in the iconic For...

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Explorathon Extravaganza is back!

Explorathon 2018 is set to ignite a passion for research in families and friends across Glasgow for ...

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Explorathon '18: The secret (and dangerous) world of space junk

Space debris has a kind of sci-fi kudos attached to it. Space Debris. Space Junk. It almost sounds c...

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Events

   

MCM Scotland Comic Con

A US-style comic con and celebration of superheroes, sci-fi, TV, gaming, trading cards, toys, anime ...

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Brick Wonders

Architectural gems in Lego, created by Warren Elsmore....

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Big Green Weekend BioBlitz Bonanza

Celebration of Glasgow's diverse community and natural wildlife, with a communal picnic share, forag...

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