Glasgow Caledonian University offers a stimulating, vibrant and accessible environment for learning, teaching and applied Researcher University. Glasgow Caledonian University (informally GCU or Caledonian) is a public university in the City of Glasgow, Scotland. With a history traceable to 1875, the University was formally instituted in 1993 by an Act of Parliament that created Glasgow’s third university, and what would become one of Scotland’s largest universities with more than 18,000 students.GCU is regularly ranked among the UK's top 10 modern universities, and is widely regarded as one of the UK's most dynamic and innovative universities.
The University is a member of the University Alliance, the UK league of business-oriented universities. It is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Universities UK, Universities Scotland, the Florence Network, the Talloires Network, and the Santander Universities Network.
In 2010, less than 20 years after its formation, Caledonian was ranked among the world’s top 400 universities, the first and only modern Scottish university to achieve this global standing.
In 2013, the UK's Higher Education Statistics Agency ranked Caledonian as Scotland's second best university in terms of employability among graduates and 11th best in the UK.