University of Glasgow (coordinator)
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow has a tradition of excellence as the fourth oldest university in the UK. It is a member of the elite Russell Group of leading UK research universities, a founding member of Universitas21, and a member of IRUN (International Research Universities Network), an international network of broad-based research universities. The University has fostered the talents of seven Nobel laureates, Scotland’s first female medical graduates, and includes among its alumni, some of the world’s most renowned innovators, from scientist Lord Kelvin, economist Adam Smith, to the pioneer of television John Logie Baird.
Ranked 51st in the world (QS World University Rankings 2013) and 17th in the UK, The University of Glasgow is a world-leading research-intensive institution, attracting scholars from more than 130 countries worldwide each year. The institution’s annual research income totals more than £177M, which places it in the UK’s top 10 earners for research. In recognition of its employment practices that specifically support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education, GLA has been awarded an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award. The Institution also holds an ‘HR excellence in research’ award.
In MuMMER, the University is represented by the School of Computing Science (www.dcs.gla.ac.uk). Today, the School is rated in the UK’s top 20 for research, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Furthermore, the School was ranked 4th in the UK in The Complete University Guide 2014 league tables, 2nd in the Guardian University Guide 2014 and is in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013.