It aims to have a transformational influence on the economic, social and cultural development of the West of Scotland, and beyond, by providing relevant, high quality, inclusive higher education and innovative and useful research. The University aims to make the communities it serves more successful; and create opportunities for all to participate.
The innovative technologies the University is developing help shape society in Scotland and throughout the world: from research in gravitational waves and 5G networking to apps for health monitoring.
UWS is committed to providing student-centred, personalised and distinctive learning and teaching experiences underpinned by professionally relevant research, knowledge exchange and enterprise. The University is officially recognised in the top 3% of universities worldwide, recently being featured in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. UWS also features in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years of age in the recent Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.