GCU at a glance

  • GCU has 20,000 students from more than 100 countries
  • 95% of GCU students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating
  • Latest annual figures show GCU contributed £444 million to the Scottish economy, working with international companies

For the Common Good

  • GCU will introduce its flagship widening participation and community engagement initiative, the Caledonian Club, to New York. Working with children as young as three-years-old and their families to raise aspirations, it currently has 8750 children and 2600 parents members in Glasgow and London
  • GCU offers a wide range of scholarships supported by industry and business leaders that help those who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend university


  • GCU has three research institutes: the Institute for Society and Social Justice Research; the Institute for Applied Health Research and the Institute for Sustainable Engineering and Technology Research
  • GCU’s internationally recognized research has seen it ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK for world-leading allied health research and in the top 20 for research impact in the built and natural environment

Globally Networked

  • GCU’s global network and partnerships stretch from North and South America through South Africa, India and the Middle East to various regions of China
  • It has a number of a partnerships, such as the Caledonian College of Engineering, the Institute of Health Sciences, and the Specialised Nursing Institute in Oman; and the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing in Bangladesh
  • In South Africa, the University’s links include a major collaboration with Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa’s largest freight rail organization, and the University of Johannesburg with which GCU jointly delivers a BSc in Railway Operations Management by Learning Contract to Transnet Freight Rail (TRF) staff