Glasgow Caledonian University

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Glasgow Caledonian University
motto For the common weal
founding April 1, 1993
Sponsorship state
place Glasgow , UK
Principal & Vice-Chancellor Pamela Gillies CBE FRSE
Students 17,045
Employee 1,500
Glasgow Caledonian University - campus

The Glasgow Caledonian University ( German  Caledonian University of Glasgow ) is the third University of Glasgow after the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde . With over 14,500 students, it is one of the largest universities in Scotland .

It was founded on April 1, 1993 following a merger between Glasgow Polytechnic and The Queen's College, Glasgow. The origins of The Queen's College, Glasgow date back to 1875 when the Glasgow School of Cookery was founded. Glasgow Polytechnic emerged from the Colleges of Science and Technology and the College of Commerce in the early 1970s.

The focus of teaching is on eight departments, the so-called academic schools:

  • School of the Built & Natural Environment
  • Caledonian Business School
  • School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Engineering, Science & Design
  • School of Health & Social Care
  • School of Law & Social Sciences
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Nursing, Midwifery & Community Health

The campus is located in the center of the city of Glasgow, there is also a campus in downtown London and in New York City.

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Coordinates: 55 ° 52 ′ 0 ″  N , 4 ° 14 ′ 59.6 ″  W.