Making a Difference
University of the West of Scotland aims to have a transformational influence on the economic, social and cultural development of the west of Scotland and beyond.
UWS was crowned Higher Educational Institution of the Year (The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022).
We are officially recognised by Times Higher Education in the top 600 of universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) and in the top 150 of universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings).
The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 ranked us as second in the UK for social inclusion and as a top 100 UK university for teaching quality, research quality and graduate prospects. We rate highly for teaching quality and student experience in the following areas:
- Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
- Biological Sciences, Chemistry
- Subjects allied to medicine
- Education, Childhood and Youth Studies
- Communication & Media
UWS is officially recognised by Times Higher Education in the top 200 of universities worldwide (2022 Impact Rankings) as assessed against United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).