Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is an international university delivering excellence to around 20,000 students, with an over-arching focus as a University for the Common Good. It has a Glasgow campus and outreach campuses in London and New York, and partnerships in Bangladesh and Oman, offering a dynamic environment for learning, teaching and applied research.

International anti-poverty campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus was installed as Chancellor in October 2012. Professor Yunus provides leadership, advice and support to the University and has pledged his inspirational stewardship in support of GCU’s undertaking to harness its intellectual, social and emotional capital and collaborate with others to find solutions to some of society’s most pressing challenges.

GCU’s commitment to the Common Good is realised in applied research which addresses three major societal challenges, enabling communities in the UK and internationally to build inclusive societies and live healthy lives in sustainable environments. GCU is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for health research at world-leading and internationally excellent standards. Almost two-thirds of GCU’s social work and social policy research is rated world-leading and internationally excellent. It also has research strengths in engineering, history and the built environment.

GCU is a signatory to the United Nations PRME initiative (Principles for Responsible Management Education) and is the first Scottish university to join the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsible management initiative.

Links

Displaying 161 - 180 of 226 articles

She speaks. Russell Boyce/POOL/EPA

Queen’s speech 2015: the experts respond

Academic experts break down the bills in the Queen's speech and get to grips with the new Conservative government's agenda.
Stanley Donwood, Pacific Coast, 2003, was used as the cover art for Radiohead’s Hail To The Thief, 2008. Image courtesy of the artist

Stanley Donwood, Radiohead and the power of musical artwork

Stanley Donwood has been designing Radiohead's artwork since 1994. Ahead of his retrospective at Sydney's Carriageworks this month, we consider the role of art in creating a band's visual identity.
‘I’m sorry honey, there may be no way back.’ KennyK

Why the soap opera is in terminal decline

It has been 30 years since EastEnders arrived on UK screens to begin chronicling the lives of the denizens of fictional Albert Square in east London. But the history of soap operas goes back a great deal…
We need to bear a few things in mind before we listen too closely to Oxfam. Christian Guthier

Oxfam should beware idealistic solutions to complex problems

Oxfam is making what might appear to be a manifestly sound moral case when it urges political leaders at the global economic conference at Davos to adopt particular policies to reduce economic inequality…
Have we really turned the corner over HIV/AIDS? Africa Studio

Rumours of the demise of HIV have been greatly exaggerated

Two years ago, the “beginning of the end” of AIDS was announced. It included the promise of reducing HIV transmission by reducing the amount of infectious virus in the population. This relies on a two-pronged…
Empowering patients might have more to do with bean-counting than you realise. sfam_photo

Handing more control to patients could just be cost-cutting in disguise

In Austerity Britain, few cutbacks capture the public ire like those directed towards the beloved NHS. In the public consciousness at least, it seems the NHS must remain outside the whims of party politics…
Poverty is about more than just the living wage. Shutterstock

The living wage on its own won’t win the war on poverty

The living wage won’t eradicate poverty in the UK. It may seem churlish to make the point as Living Wage Week draws to a close, but it’s a point well worth making. Don’t get me wrong, the living wage campaign…

Research and Expert Database

Authors

More Authors