Making our impact by thinking differently
Since our founding in 1967, the University of Stirling has always been driven by transformative thinking and a spirit of innovation. Our mission is to do everything we can to give our students the knowledge and expertise to make their impact in the world.
Everything we do makes a positive difference to people's lives. We are an agent for change, connecting people, innovating and transforming the lives of our students, staff and the global communities we serve. We have a constant desire to innovate and improve in order to make a difference to society. It’s how we’ve earned our global reputation for high-quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research.
Stirling research: changing lives
Our aim is simple. From feeding the world to using psychology to catch criminals, we want to tackle the global issues of our time. Our multi-disciplinary researchers challenge assumptions, innovate thinking and find solutions.
Our research themes are:
Highly rated courses, high rate of employability
We’re proud of the way we prepare our students with life-long career and employability skills. It’s why more than 95% of our undergraduate students and 96% of our postgraduate leavers go on to work or further study within six months (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020, HESA).
Our students love the way we teach. As part of the QS Stars University Ratings 2021, the University of Stirling was awarded 5 stars in the areas of teaching and employability. Students gave us a 96% satisfaction rate for lecturer expertise (International Student Barometer 2018).
The Stirling experience
Students are at the heart of everything we do and we aim to provide one of the best all round student experiences in the UK. Stirling is a beautiful, historic city with easy access to beautiful, wild landscapes and outdoor activities. We also enjoy fast transport links to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
At the forefront of sporting excellence
From producing Olympians to teaching children to swim, we live and breathe sport. We’re Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence, a designation by the Scottish Government in recognition of our contribution to Scottish sport and for training Scottish athletes to successfully compete at international sporting events such as the Olympic Games and the Walker Cup.