As a University for the Common Good, GCU empowers students and staff with the confidence, knowledge and skills to confront global challenges and affect lasting, positive change as tomorrow’s leaders and innovators.
The University’s influence and role in addressing 21st century issues through its education and research programs has been recognized at home and at an international level. Its drive to promote and facilitate global social change through an extensive portfolio of education, research and community initiatives has been endorsed by the world-leading network of social entrepreneurs, Ashoka U.
As one of only 29 Ashoka U Changemaker campuses worldwide, GCU provides an international platform for students and academics to connect with a dynamic, global network of universities and colleges who share inspiration, ideas and resources, including Brown, Cornell, Duke and Johns Hopkins.
GCU’s promotion of good citizenship, responsible business education and equality of opportunity was recognised by the United Nations Global Compact Leaders’ Summit in New York.
GCU was the first Scottish University to join the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative. It built on the University’s commitment as a signatory and Champion of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, which demands more socially responsible business research and thought leadership in business.
With its social mission as a University for the Common Good, GCU is a modern and ambitious higher education
provider. Its curriculum is as practical as it is progressive, and addresses the challenges and opportunities facing global brands as they embrace sustainability, technology and social responsibility.
The University established its campus in the dynamic SoHo district, home to the world’s biggest fashion stars. A global epicenter of culture and business innovation, New York is an ideal hub to connect GCU’s London and Glasgow campuses with our growing academic network, bringing together great minds from across the world, including South America, South Africa, the Middle East, India, and China.
New York is the perfect place for students to see the industry up close, and to become involved with organisations such as UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, UN Prime’s Fair Fashion Tool Kit, Tribeca Film Institute Partnership, NYC Fashion Fellows with 92Y and NYC Economic Development.
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