Welcome to Avenue 63, the January 2018 issue of our twice-yearly magazine for alumni and friends of the University.
Gravitational wave physicists at Glasgow are celebrating the announcement of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. In the scientific background to the Nobel Prize published by the Nobel Committee for Physics, the pioneering work by two Glasgow alumni and staff members – Professors Ron Drever and James Hough – was noted.
AN OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
The University has risen eight places to 80th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released in September.
“IT IS THE QUALITY OF OUR TEACHING, IT IS THE CITATION FOR OUR RESEARCH, IT’S OUR INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK.”
Principal Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli
Glasgow is among the top 50 universities in the world for studying law. The University is ranked 48th in the THE World University Rankings, testament to the quality of the School of Law’s teaching, student experience and research.
RISING TO 70
Arts and humanities subjects at Glasgow have jumped eight places to be placed 70th in the THE World University Rankings. The subjects covered include history, philosophy, theology, languages, literature & linguistics, archaeology and performing arts.
Susanne Mitschke and Patrick Renner are our Young Alumnus of the Year 2017 winners. Their business, MindMate, develops apps to help people with dementia, their caregivers and family members, and it began while they were still students here. Read about their lightbulb moment.