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