The University of Strathclyde
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The University of Strathclyde
The History & Development
of the University
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Glasgow — dear green place
Over 70 public parks and gardens
Galleries, theatres, restaurants
UK’s biggest retail centre outside London
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John Anderson (1726-1796)
Educational reformer
Equal opportunities for all
The good of mankind and the
improvement of science
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Jordanhill Campus
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Strathclyde — then and now
1964 — around 4,000 full-time students
2002 — over 24,000 (full-/part-time)
Five faculties — Arts & Social Sciences,
Education, Engineering, Science,
Strathclyde Business School
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Strathclyde — then and now
1964 — one street block of buildings fronted
by the Royal College
2002 — over 60 buildings/500 acres of land,
equivalent to 350 football pitches
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Innovation & entrepreneurship
Over 30 spin-off companies
£30M in royalties
£25M per annum in research income
22 Proof of Concept grants totalling £3M
Over £25M from first fundraising campaign
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Flexible learning environment
Interactive classrooms
ThinkPad Initiative
Wired campus
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Social inclusion, wider access
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GOALS
Undergraduate Scholarships
Maintaining entry standards
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The early days
Anderson’s Institution — Library and Museum
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Some famous graduates
David Livingstone — explorer and missionary
James “Paraffin” Young
Thomas Graham — chemist
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The early days . . .
George Street premises
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A new building
Kind Edward VII lays foundation stone of
Royal College
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Royal College Building
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More famous graduates
John Maclean —Clydeside revolutionary
John Reith — Director General of the BBC
John Logie Baird — inventor of television
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Royal College of Science and Technology
— 1956
Merger of Royal College & Scottish
College of Commerce — 1964
Royal Charter to become University of
Strathclyde — 1964
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Where are we after more than 200 years?
Are we still a place of useful learning?
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