8 Universities in Scotland and Their Rankings

Scotland is a home of diverse education , with a friendly environment for learning suitable for both in -students and international students. This article will give an overview of 8 universities in Scotland: 

1. University of Stirling:
The University of Stirling is a leading UK teaching and research-intensive university, created by Royal Charter in 1967. Since its founding, the University has embraced its role as an innovative, intellectual and cultural institution with a pioneering spirit and a passion for excellence in all that it does.

2.University of St Andrews
The University of St Andrews was founded in 1413. St Andrews is the third oldest University in the English-speaking world.
The University of St Andrews specialises in arts and the humanities but also has expertise in sciences and medicine. The university ranks in the top 10 for research, teaching and the student experience. One of its most distinguishing features is the strong sense of community reinforced by the size and location of the town and the many cultural and social activities on offer at the university.
Ranking: The University of St Andrews is the World Top 100 (QS World Rankings and Times Higher Education).

3.University Of The West Of Scotland
University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest modern universities, with a broad range of vocational courses on offer. As a modern university, the facilities and equipment are the latest. Some courses they offer include : business, computing, creative industries, education, engineering, health, science, social sciences and sport. Many programmes are professionally recognised or accredited.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The university is located in the largest city in Scotland, Glasgow.
Ranking: The University of Glasgow is one of the world’s top 100 universities, according to the QS World University Rankings, and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 concluded that clinical medicine at the University of Glasgow is 2nd in Scotland, and agriculture, veterinary and food science is ranked 3rd in the UK. 81% of the research carried out at the university is judged to be ‘internationally excellent’.

The University of Edinburgh is one the oldest universities in UK. It is also the most prestigious university, with an outstanding reputation for excellence in both research and teaching.
Ranking: It is a World Top 200 university.
The University is located in the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh.
The Unviersity has a good recorded in innovations. For example, the University of Edinburgh scientists created Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal to be genetically cloned from an adult cell. Currently, te university is working towards many more historic innovations , including finding new treatments for diseases such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and breast cancer.

Interstingly, Abertay University is world-leading in Computer Games education and has the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for Computer Games Education.
Abertay was the first British university to offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in computer games technology. The university has a state-of-the-art library and over 1,200 personal computers available for student use – one of the highest proportions in the world.

The university’s origins date back to 1881 when University College, Dundee, was founded.
The University of Dundee attracts top-class researchers from across the world in subjects as diverse as medicine, life-sciences, dentistry, law, microelectronics, fine art and design, digital media and space exploration.
Ranking: Dundee University is one of the World’s Top 200 universities. It is also one of only 12 in the UK to also hold a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.
According to 2014’s Research Excellence Framework (REF), University of Dundee is the top UK university for biological science

From its founding in 1875, Queen Margaret University (QMU) has developed into a university of ideas and influence which prepares graduates for useful careers, equipping them with the skills to help make a real difference to society. QMU has recognised expertise in the following areas: health and rehabilitation, creativity and culture, and sustainable business.

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