The University of Stirling was the first genuinely new Scottish university for over 400 years when it was founded by Royal Charter in 1967. University of Stirling consistently tops the tables for student satisfaction in the International Student Barometer.
Located just two miles from the centre of Stirling, a city at the geographical heart of Scotland. Its 330 acres include an 18th century castle, a loch and golf course. There are additional campuses at Inverness in the Highlands and Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.
The University of Stirling has more than 14,000 students of which a quarter are from overseas, representing over 100 nationalities.
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.