04 Apr 2019
Glasgow Caledonian University is amongst the top universities in the world who are making a real difference to people’s lives, according to a new global ranking. It has been placed within the top 15 universities worldwide who are achieving fair outcomes for women and reducing inequality in society. It also scores highly in delivering good health and wellbeing.
Now, a new global ranking from education specialist, Times Higher Education (THE), is placing Glasgow Caledonian 12th in the world on gender equality and 14th for reducing inequality. Overall, the university is placed at 44th in the world for its contribution towards creating a better society; and 10th in the UK.
The University is already recognised in Scotland for the leading role it plays in bringing the benefits of higher education to more people through the number of students from less advantaged backgrounds who go on to graduate with good quality degrees. It also has one of the highest ratios of senior female academics in the UK, with women making up 40% of its Professors.
The new impact ranking has been warmly welcomed by the Principal, Professor Pamela Gillies CBE FRSE, who said:
“I am delighted our demonstrable contribution as the University for the Common Good has been recognised, particularly in respect of the university’s commitment to social justice through our work to reduce inequalities and promote equality and diversity.”
The achievement has also drawn praise from Scotland’s Equalities Minister Christina McKelvie MSP, who said:
“I applaud this remarkable achievement which places Glasgow Caledonian University at the forefront of gender equality on a world stage. Having visited only a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of seeing first-hand how much this Scottish university does to promote gender and social equality.”
Glasgow Caledonian University is one of the first universities in the world to frame its research objectives around the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Its Chancellor is celebrated musician and human rights activist, Dr Annie Lennox. The university has around 20,000 students based at its modern campus in the heart of Scotland’s largest city, as well as its postgraduate campuses in London and New York and partner institutions around the world including Mauritius, Oman, Bangladesh and South Africa.
The full ranking details are available on the Times Higher Education website.
Read more about Glasgow Caledonian University’s response to its impact rankings here.
Pictured: Chancellor Annie Lennox at Glasgow Caledonian New York College.
Picture courtesy of Annie Lennox.