University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde (Scottish Gaelic: Oilthigh Shrath Chluaidh[4]) is a public research university located in Glasgow, Scotland. Founded in 1796 as the Andersonian Institute, it is Glasgow's second-oldest university, having received its royal charter in 1964 as the first technological university in the United Kingdom. Taking its name from the historic Kingdom of Strathclyde, it is Scotland's third-largest university by number of students, with students and staff from over 100 countries.[5]

University of Strathclyde
MottoThe Place of Useful Learning
TypePublic
Established1796 (Andersonian Institute)
1964 (University Status by Royal Charter
as University of Strathclyde)
Endowment£36.3 million (2020)[1]
Budget£334.8 million (2019–20)[1]
ChancellorThe Lord Smith of Kelvin
PrincipalSir Jim McDonald
Convenor of the CourtDame Sue Bruce
Administrative staff
3,200
Students24,330 (2019/20)[2]
Undergraduates16,115 (2019/20)[2]
Postgraduates8,215 (2019/20)[2]
Location,
Scotland, UK

55°51′42.18″N 04°14′30.1194″W
CampusUrban
More than 500 acres (200 ha)[3]
Colours  Engineering
  Humanities
  Science
  Business
AffiliationsACU
EQUIS
ECIU
IPEM
EUA
Universities UK
Universities Scotland
AACSB
AMBA
Websitewww.strath.ac.uk

The institution was named University of the Year 2012 by Times Higher Education[6] and again in 2019, becoming the first university to receive this award twice.[7] The annual income of the institution for 201920 was £334.8 million of which £81.2 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £298.8 million.[1] It is one of the 39 old universities in the UK comprising the distinctive second cluster of elite universities after Oxbridge.[8][9]