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

   

Energy innovators clean-up at VentureJam 2017 final

The final of VentureJam, the official youth strand for Venturefest Scotland, has taken place with an...

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Former Cisco Scotland Director appointed as new chair of the Digital Technologies Skills Group

Skills Development Scotland announces the appointment of Donald McLaughlin as chair of the Digital T...

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Event: MoSSFest - Science fun for everyone

Join us for a FREE day of science fun when MoSSFest (the Middle of Scotland Science Festival) return...

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Blog

   

Explore the dark side of social media

How is social media changing people's lives and perception of themselves? Join the debate at Explora...

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Unlock local research whilst you shop

With under 2 weeks to go until Explorathon 2017 – Scotland’s European Researchers’ Night (29-3...

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Get exploring with Glasgow's researchers

Experience an incredible night at the Riverside Museum, and amongst the exhibits, explore some of th...

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Events

   

Gravitational Waves

Science showcase that displays and explains the materials science at the heart of the international ...

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KCD

This exhibition aims to create a deeper awareness of Glasgow's architecture by exploring the notion ...

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Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup

This is a group for anyone interested in Data Science, Big Data, Analytics and Technology trends. We...

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