43 Facts About Glasgow University

1. On 9 November 2007, Glasgow University was selected to be the host city of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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2. Glasgow University will host the 2018 European Sports Championships along with Berlin.

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3. Glasgow University is one of five places in Scotland that hosts the final of the Scottish Cup of Shinty, better known as the Camanachd Cup.

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4. Two of Glasgow University's rowing clubs separately claim that it was their members who were among the founders of Rangers Football Club.

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5. Glasgow University is host to many cricket clubs including Clydesdale Cricket Club who have been title winners for the Scottish Cup many times.

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6. In 2003, Glasgow University was given the title of European Capital of Sport.

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7. Glasgow University hosts Scotland's only professional basketball team, the Glasgow Rocks, who compete in the British Basketball League.

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8. City of Glasgow University has a number of ice rinks, and a temporary one is set up in George Square in the Christmas period.

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9. Glasgow University has a professional rugby union club, the Glasgow Warriors, which plays in the European Rugby Champions Cup and Pro14 alongside teams from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Italy.

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10. Glasgow University has three professional football clubs: Celtic, Rangers, and Partick Thistle.

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11. Glasgow University has the most extensive urban rail network in the UK outside London with rail services travelling to a large part of the West of Scotland.

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12. Glasgow University has a large urban transport system, mostly managed by the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

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13. Glasgow University was once one of the most significant cities in the UK for manufacturing, which generated a great deal of the city's wealth; the most prominent industry being shipbuilding based on the River Clyde.

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14. Glasgow University has the third highest GDP Per capita of any city in the UK.

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15. Glasgow University has the largest economy in Scotland and is at the hub of the metropolitan area of West Central Scotland.

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16. Glasgow University generated immense wealth from trade and the industries that developed from the Industrial Revolution.

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17. Glasgow University is Scotland's main locus of Gaelic language use outside the Highlands and Islands.

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18. Glasgow University had its own television channel, STV Glasgow, which launched in June 2014, which shows some of Glasgow's own programs filmed at the STV headquarters in Glasgow.

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19. Glasgow University has hosted the National Mod no less than twelve times since 1895.

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20. Glasgow University is home to a variety of theatres including the King's Theatre, the Theatre Royal and the Citizens Theatre and is home to many museums and art galleries, the largest and most famous being the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Burrell Collection.

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21. Glasgow University is the home of the SECC, Great Britain's largest exhibition and conference centre.

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22. Glasgow University Cross encompasses the Tolbooth Clock Tower; all that remains of the original City Chambers, which was destroyed by fire in 1926.

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23. Glasgow University Cross, situated at the junction of High Street, Gallowgate, Trongate and Saltmarket was the original centre of the city, symbolised by its Mercat cross.

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24. In 2005, Glasgow University had the lowest life expectancy of any UK city at 72.9 years.

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25. Glasgow University was then one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

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26. Glasgow University is located on the banks of the River Clyde, in West Central Scotland.

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27. Glasgow University is represented in both the House of Commons in London, and the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood, Edinburgh.

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28. Glasgow University became one of the first cities in Europe to reach a population of one million.

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29. Glasgow University hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the first European Championships in 2018; and is well known in the sporting world for football, rugby, athletics, tennis, golf and swimming.

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30. Glasgow University was the "Second City of the British Empire" for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period, although many cities argue the title was theirs.

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31. Glasgow University is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands.

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32. Glasgow University is the most populous city in Scotland, and the third most populous city in the United Kingdom, as of the 2017 estimated city population of 621,020.

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33. Glasgow University is ranked as the 102nd best in the world by the THE.

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34. Glasgow University graduated from the Glasgow University of Leeds with a first class honours degree in International History and Politics, and completed a placement year at the University as communications assistant.

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35. Glasgow University said Prof McInnes is a global leader in arthritis research, and he has led numerous clinical trials and pathogenesis investigation programmes at an international level over the past two decades.

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36. Glasgow University has a large proportion of "home" students, with almost 40 per cent of the student body coming from the West of Scotland.

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37. Glasgow University places within the top 20 in the UK and 3rd in Scotland for the employability of its graduates as ranked by recruiters from the UK's major companies.

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38. Glasgow University generates a total income of over £450 million per year—amongst the top 10 in the UK.

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39. Glasgow University awards all degrees, although this duty is generally carried out by the Vice-Chancellor, appointed by him.

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40. Glasgow University opened the Crichton campus in Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway during the 1980s.

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41. Glasgow University is investing £1 billion to expand its campus now that it has acquired what was formerly known as the Western Infirmary.

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42. Glasgow University is currently spread over a number of different campuses.

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43. Glasgow University took with him, for safe-keeping, many of the archives and valuables of the Cathedral and the university, including the Mace and the Bull.

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