As the current Times Higher Education University of the Year, we are delighted to host the THE Leadership & Management Summit, to be held in October 2021.
The pandemic has forced the University of Glasgow to reflect on our direction, management and priorities. We have not only had to adapt to the impact of a pandemic, but also to the consequences of the UK’s changing relationship with the rest of Europe, and I am proud of the leadership, dedication, courage, and ingenuity that has been shown across our community of world changers throughout this significantly challenging time.
As a broad-based, research-intensive university rooted in history and heritage, we recognise the importance of learning from our experiences to remain credible and relevant in society today.
We will continue to lead using our collective and diverse skills to support our civic partners and the wider Glasgow community in dealing with the resultant economic and social impacts of the last 18 months, but we will also ensure that our values guide our activity. We have committed to being carbon neutral by 2030 and will continue to deliver against our award-winning programme of reparative justice.
The summit will provide you with an opportunity to share experiences and insights, along with challenges and opportunities, with some of the top leaders from the higher education and industry sectors. We hope that you will be inspired to further shape, strengthen, and lead positive and sustainable change in your universities and organisations as we all seek to restore, reset and rebuild.
Whilst we are disappointed that we cannot physically welcome you to our beautiful campus this year, we hope that you have an excellent online events experience and that you are able to enjoy a flavour of our Glasgow and Scottish hospitality from afar.
I look forward to welcoming you to the Leadership & Management Summit in October 2021!
Principal and vice-chancellor
University of Glasgow
ANNUAL RESEARCH EARNINGS
About the University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow is the current Times Higher Education University of the Year.
A member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities, the university’s broad, cross-disciplinary areas of research excellence have attracted major investment, both financial and intellectual. We are a major employer in the city with over 8,000 staff, including 3400 research and teaching staff and has annual research earnings of more than £180 million.
The university is at the forefront of efforts in the Covid-19 recovery, the fight against cancer, the eradication of rabies, and reducing local and global inequalities. We are pushing the boundaries of nano and quantum technologies, inspiring a new creative generation, and shaping a more just and sustainable community through our historical slavery initiative and commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030.
The University of Glasgow is in the THE World University Rankings 2020 top 100 institutions and we are proud to collaborate with leading global institutions as a founding member of Universitas 21, the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities and as an associate member of CIVIS, a European Civic University alliance.
With over 30,000 students from more than 140 countries, the university offers an innovative learning environment across three campuses situated in Dumfries and Glasgow, the world’s friendliest city and host to COP26.
We are currently undertaking a significant programme of investment across our world-class estate and recently opened the new student-focused James McCune Smith Learning Hub. The Advanced Research Centre, which is due to open in 2022, will bridge the boundaries between research, cross-subject collaboration, and true societal impact.
With the recent launch of our strategic plan, World-Changers Together, the university aims to be the world-changing university – a place that brings inspiring people together and where everyone can succeed regardless of background or circumstance. Our inventions, interventions and innovations have helped to shape the social, cultural and economic prosperity of our city, our country and civilisation itself. We have been changing the world since 1451 – and we’re just getting started.