Glasgow Caledonian University
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The Glasgow Caledonian University ( German: Caledonian University Glasgow ) is according to the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde, the third University of Glasgow. With over 14,500 students, it is one of the largest universities in Scotland.
It was founded on 1 April 1993 following a merger of Glasgow Polytechnic and The Queen's College, Glasgow. But both universities have a long history. The origins of The Queen's College, Glasgow go back to the year 1875, when the Glasgow School of Cookery was founded. Glasgow Polytechnic was established in the early 1970s from the Colleges of Science and Technology and the College of Commerce.
The focus of the teaching activities of the University is located in eight subject areas, 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 university is housed in a modern campus in the city center of Glasgow. In addition, another campus exists in downtown London.