Glasgow is the 62nd best uni in the world right now

And the only UK uni to earn the QS 5 Stars Plus rating

Glasgow uni has been named as the 62nd best uni in the world in the latest QS World Rankings.

With a score of 76.8 out of 100, Glasgow comfortably finishes above St Andrews, Birmingham and Leeds.

At the other end of the table, rivals Strathy are absolutely nailed, coming in at a measly 249th.

Overall, Glasgow is the second-highest scoring Scottish uni, finishing behind only Edinburgh. We are 12th in the UK.

Worryingly, we’ve actually fallen down the rankings for a 2nd year in a row, having placed 51st in 2013 and 55th in 2014.


On the bright side, our uni was rated 5 Stars Plus for excellence across the board, including for research and teaching. Glasgow is the first and only UK university to receive this distinction, which is designed to give students a wider picture of the qualities of the uni.


You’re only looking at one of the best unis in the world, no biggie

On a subject and faculty level, we placed 7th in the world for our Veterinary Science degree and the Life Sciences and Medicine faculty is in the global top 50.

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, said: “We’re delighted to have received 5 Star ratings in each of the eight categories under consideration, and even more thrilled to have received the 5 Stars Plus Rating overall, the highest rank possible.

“We take great pride in the university’s world-class teaching and research, and it’s fantastic to see our success recognised in this way.   It is also immensely gratifying that some of our other key priorities, including our commitment to internationalise our campus and provide the highest-quality facilities for students, researchers and visitors alike, have also been awarded five star ratings.”

Rachel Sandison, director of the University’s Marketing, Recruitment and International Office, said: “These awards are an exciting reflection of our excellent performance on the world stage, and will act as an invaluable independent endorsement for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students around the world.

“We’re pleased and proud to have done so well, and we’re committed to making the University of Glasgow an even better place to study, work and thrive in the future.”