The University of Stirling is a leading UK teaching and research-intensive university, created by Royal Charter in 1967. Since its foundation, the University has embraced its role as an innovative, intellectual and cultural institution with a pioneering spirit and a passion for excellence in all that it does.
The University is located in the city of Stirling; the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. The 330-acre campus encompasses a loch, a golf course and the 18th-century Airthrey Castle. It is undoubtedly one of the most attractive campuses in Europe; ranked 1st in Scotland and the UK, in the International Student Barometer 2016.
With more than 14,000 students and 120 nationalities represented on campus the University of Stirling is a truly global university and consistently tops the tables for student satisfaction in the International Student Barometer.
The University of Stirling is a top-ranked Scottish university for nursing and midwifery; education; sports studies; communication, culture and media studies, and, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), three quarters of its research activity rated as either 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'.
The University of Stirling has been named Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence and has some of the finest sports facilities on a single site in Scotland. These include the Scottish National Swimming Academy, the Gannochy National Tennis Centre, a golf course and golf academy and facilities for all major indoor and outdoor sports.