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Founded by Royal Charter in 1967, the University of Stirling was the first genuinely new university in Scotland for over 400 years.
The results of the University's performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) positioned Stirling as one of the top research-led universities in the UK with almost three quarters of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent. Stirling is ranked 6th in Scotland and 45th in the UK, with our Management School ranked in the UK top 25 for Business and Management.
In learning and teaching, the University is committed to delivering high quality programmes that produce intellectually able graduates who are highly sought after by employers. We are ambitious for our students, and our flexible learning opportunities enable them to explore and discover new subjects and interests.
Professor Gerry McCormac
Principal & Vice-Chancellor
University of Stirling
The University of Stirling regularly performs well in the various newspaper surveys of higher education. Here are some of the accolades:
- The University achieved a prestigious 5-star ranking in the QS Stars (QS World University Rankings, 2014)
- The University is ranked as one of the world's top 350 universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015)
- University of Stirling is ranked second in Scotland and sixth in the UK in The Times Higher Education 100 under 50 table (2015), which ranks the world's best 100 universities under 50 years old.
- University of Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, and ranked top 10 in the UK for Sports Science in the Complete University Guide 2015.
- The University’s Institute for Retail Studies (IRS) is an acknowledged Centre of Excellence, with close links to the Singapore Retailers Association and Singapore Institute of Retail Studies.
- Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for ground-breaking social marketing research (2013)
|“I love everything that I have learnt, particularly the group discussions as they help me to be more open to different ideas that might not cross my mind.”|
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Retail Marketing
University of Stirling, UK