GLASGOW University has been named as the Scottish University of the Year beating off fierce competition. 

The ancient institution was handed the accolade by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and has placed 12th in the overall rankings of UK universities and is the highest Glasgow has ever featured in the prestigious listing.

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, said: “I want to offer my congratulations to the University of Glasgow for being named Scottish University of the Year - a fantastic achievement by the staff and students who continue to lead the way not only in Scotland, but on the world stage

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“This award is a real tribute to the efforts and commitment of staff and students across the University who have risen to the challenges of the last year, and it’s fitting that the University’s strengths in teaching quality, student experience and graduate prospects have been recognised in this way.” 

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow said: “It is very encouraging to see the University of Glasgow once again rising in the Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide. 

"This represents our best performance in this ranking and is yet more evidence that the University continues to thrive in the face of increased national and global competition in the sector, consolidating our position as a truly world-leading university, both nationally and globally. 

“While rankings only tell us so much, the fact we are seeing positive results across the board is telling and testament to the hard work and dedication of colleagues from across the organisation who have gone above and beyond over the last 12 months to ensure a positive student experience under very challenging circumstances.”