University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is one of Scotland’s most innovative universities. A modern, multi-campus institution, but with origins dating back to 1897, it has four campuses across the west and southwest of Scotland, and one campus in central London. This makes UWS a significant force in global knowledge creation, and innovation, as a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education.

UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2022).

UWS degrees provide its students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in a wide range of sectors, industries and businesses. The University’s cutting-edge courses, state-of-the-art facilities and modern pedagogy enable its students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others nationally and internationally.

The University’s partnerships with business, industry and the public and voluntary sectors help its research and innovation flourish, driving innovative technology developments and shaping society.

UWS is gaining recognition globally for its ground-breaking research in areas including eye-care, drone technology, artificial intelligence, thin films and sensors, 5G networking, arthritis and dementia care. These endeavours inform teaching, meaning UWS students’ learning is shaped by those working at the very forefront of their professions.

// In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 90 percent of research at University of the West of Scotland was classed as world-leading, internationally excellent, or recognised internationally

// UWS is officially recognised by Times Higher Education in the top 200 universities worldwide as assessed against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals  (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022)

// The University’s Institute of Clinical Exercise and Health Science is ranked equal 4th in the UK and within the top 75 sport science research institutes worldwide (Shanghai Ranking 2022)

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