Glasgow Caledonian joins University Alliance

Glasgow Caledonian University has joined University Alliance, representing 23 major business-focussed universities at the heart of the sector. Professor Janet Beer, Chair of University Alliance, said:

“This is an important time for higher education and we are proud to be representing universities with world-leading research, strong links with new industries and a confident business-like approach. As a major voice in the sector, University Alliance is in an excellent position to influence decisions that will shape the future of higher education in the UK.”

Glasgow Caledonian University is the 23rdmember to join the University Alliance and its first Scottish university. 27% of students in the UK study at an Alliance university and achieve some of the highest rates of graduate-level employment.

Professor Pamela Gillies, Vice-Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University said:

“I am delighted that we are joining University Alliance at a time when our collective impact is so crucial. The ethos and values of our fellow members match our own, demonstrating world-leading research, teaching excellence and strong links to business that provides the modern global economy with the graduates it needs.”


Notes to Editors

University Alliance represents 23 major, dynamic, business-like universities at the heart of the sector that deliver world-leading research with impact and are actively business-focussed. Through evidence-based policy and research, the Alliance aims to improve policy-making in higher education to the benefit of the UK economy and society

Alliance universities educate 27% of all UK students and achieve some of the highest graduate-level employment rates. These universities offer a research informed, academic learning environment and a culture of entrepreneurialism, equipping graduates for the 21st century.

Alliance universities:

Aberystwyth University, Bournemouth University, University of Bradford, De Montfort University, University of Glamorgan, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Gloucestershire, University of Hertfordshire, University of Huddersfield, University of Lincoln, Liverpool John Moores University,Manchester Metropolitan University, Northumbria University, Nottingham Trent University, Open University, Oxford Brookes University, University of Plymouth, University of Portsmouth, University of Salford, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, University of Wales, Newport, University of the West of England.

For further information, please contact: Tim Field, University Alliance on 0203 178 7491
or email

Or at Glasgow Caledonian University: Alison Arnot

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