University of Glasgow

Posted on Feb 4, 2015

The World100 Representative

Ailie Ferrari - University Brand Strategist

Ailie provides strategic leadership of corporate marketing communications. Her recent focus has been development of a new brand framework, which provides coherent and consistent brand messaging across the University of Glasgow. 

Key facts about University of Glasgow

In the top 0.5% of the world’s universities

The first and only UK university rated Five Stars Plus by QS

Ranked joint first in Scotland in National Student Survey 2015

 Home-from-home for more than 27,000 students from 140 countries

Brought in revenue of over £511m in 2013-14 and attracts annual research income of more than £181m

About University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow has been inspiring great minds for over 560 years. Our alumni include world changers from economist Adam Smith and engineer James Watt to the inventor of television, John Logie Baird and the writer and producer of Doctor Who and Sherlock, Steven Moffat. In addition, the University has fostered the talents of one Prime Minister, seven Nobel Laureates and Scotland’s current First Minister. We have a diverse and growing student population with more than 27,000 students from almost 140 different countries.

Our roots are in Glasgow, our reach is worldwide

As a globally connected university with deep civic roots, for over 560 years Glasgow has established creative and vibrant partnerships with communities, colleagues and students across the world. We have over 300 formal agreements with universities overseas covering a wide range of activities from research collaborations through to joint degrees and international student mobility arrangements. As well as developing innovative international partnerships, we have developed a significant overseas presence, building on well-established links in Asia to achieve a range of transnational education provision in Singapore (Engineering and Computing Studies), and with two top-ranked ‘985’ Universities in China – UESTC in Chengdu (Engineering) and with Nankai University in Tianjin.


 The University is ranked in the top 1% of world universities and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. It enjoys a long-standing reputation as a research powerhouse with a focus on research excellence. It is one of the UK’s top 10 earners of research income with total earnings over £180m per year and has a base of over 2000 active researchers. Our priority themes and multidisciplinary research networks bring these researchers together with practitioners, policy makers and NGOs to create academic communities which focus on key issues and challenges, including: precision medicine; quantum technologies; nanotechnology; sensor systems; space; future cities; water; digital humanities; global security; international development; refugee, asylum and migration; human rights and sustainable development. Find out more at

Mission and vision

To be a world-class, world-changing university.

To bring inspiring people together and create a world-class environment for learning and research, empowering staff and students alike to discover and share knowledge that can change the world.