Glasgow Caledonian University – GCU

The University Profile

        By 2020, GCU will have a global reputation for delivering social benefit and impact through education, research and social innovation. We will be recognised as the University for the Common Good that transforms lives, enriches cities and communities, innovates for social and economic impact, engages globally and aligns with others in partnership and collaboration to deliver our goals.

Our goals:

  • Transforming lives through education
  • Enriching cities and communities through research
  • Innovating for social and economic impact
  • Engaging globally
  • Aligning for the Common Good

GCU has been the recipient of a number of awards. Recent awards include:

GCU designated a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U

GCU has been designated a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, a global network of universities and colleges, and is one of only 30 in the world and the 1° in Scotlandwith to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

National awards for our Caledonian Club 

The Caledonian Club has won the Education Award at Business in the Community’s 2016 Annual Responsible Business awards. They have won a n. of other awards, including the Times HE Award 2009 for Widening Participation Initiative of the Year as well as the Herald Society Award for Education Initiative of the Year.

Leaders in environmental practices

GCU is the first university in Scotland to achieve EcoCampus Platinum certification for its environmental practices. 

Leaders in preparing students for employment

GCU’s outstanding work in preparing our students for employment has been highlighted as best practice in a new report from the Confederation of British Industry, Future Fit.

GCU, through the Research & Innovation Office, has been the leading UK university in Erasmus+ KA2 awarded applications. Since 2015 the GCU has been leading 5 KA2 CBHE in HE projects in Latin America, Asia &South Africa; it is a partner in 9 other KA2CBHE projects all around the globe. We lead 3 Strategic Partnerships & we are partners in other 3 projects.

Project Member

Dane Lukic

Thomas Peschken

Natalia Popielska

Madhusudan Acharyya



Micheal Zboron