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”.

 

 

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News

   

Animal vision inspires new computer-controlled single-pixel cameras

Scientists have taken inspiration from how animals’ eyes work to create a new way for computer-con...

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CodeClan empowers employers to plug Scotland’s digital skills gap

CodeClan, the UK’s first fully accredited digital skills academy is reaching out to employers seek...

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Cycling to work may cut your risk of premature death by 40%

Using your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost ...

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Blog

   

Design Creativity Through Humour and Improvisation

Coming up with good ideas is a funny old game! Dr Gillian Hatcher from the University of Strathclyde...

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Engage with Strathclyde Business School

Discover an engaging series of events aimed at public, private and third sector organisations arrang...

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Mining, Tourism and Settlements in Outer Space

Who owns the Moon? On 2 May, Dr Saskia Vermeylen will give an enlightening talk as part of Engage wi...

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Events

   

Images of Research Exhibition

Visit the exhibition to see this year's entries to the University of Strathclyde's annual Images of ...

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Making Glasgow a Sustainable Food City

The event addresses the societal issues of health and food provision in Scotland and how these issue...

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Images of Research Opening Night

Event host, Professor Sir Jim McDonald, is joined by some of this year's competition judges to annou...

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