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

   

Virtual reality classrooms and teaching resources to be created by the University of Glasgow

Soon students at the University of Glasgow and around the world will be able travel inside the human...

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Scotland’s young innovators go head to head to tackle the global plastic crisis

A team of young Scots has won VentureJam 2018 with an innovative idea for a jukebox to encourage pla...

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Ultrasonic surgery project wins £6m funding

A research project aiming to find new ways to use ultrasonic tools for complex, robot-assisted surge...

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Blog

   

Equality Through Innovation: The Educator

In our second Equality Through Innovation blog we meet Lise McCaffery, who is inspiring the next gen...

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Equality Through Innovation: The Problem Solver

Equality Through Innovation is a new blog series profiling inspirational social innovators working i...

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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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Events

   

The Future of Fintech

Symposium on the financial services industry with a focus on Finitech. Ticket includes lunch....

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The Galápagos Above and Below

Evening lecture about the Galápagos Islands by David and Jean Ainsley....

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The Mackintosh Festival

Festival celebrating the creative genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The programme includes exhibi...

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