The essence of the University of Stirling is its great people: the graduates, staff and students are helping to shape the world. Founded by Royal Charter in 1967, the University of Stirling was the first genuinely new university in Scotland for over 400 years. The university has retained the pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation and excellence.
University of Stirling aims to be at the forefront of research and learning that helps to improve lives. Working with academic, commercial, public, private and voluntary sector partners, Stirling is one of the UK’s leading research universities in the fields of health and wellbeing, the environment and people, culture and society, enterprise and the economy, and sport.
Students are at the heart of what the university does and provides one of the best all rounded student experiences in the UK. In learning and teaching, Stirling works with the student community to deliver high quality programmes that produce intellectually able graduates who are highly sought after by employers. There is a vibrant and growing postgraduate community and Stirling welcomes students, researchers and staff from around the world. This gives the university research and teaching a global outlook, while remaining relevant to the Scottish culture and economy.