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 educate with purpose and our high-quality flexible courses are five star rated* for producing graduates highly sought after by employers. We’re proud of the way we prepare our students with life-long career and employability skills. It’s why more than 96% of our undergraduate students and 98% of our postgraduate leavers go on to work or further study within six months (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2015/16).

Our students love the way we teach. They named us first in Scotland for having good teachers, quality lecturers and performance feedback (International Student Barometer 2016).

*Stirling achieved a 5 Star Excellence Award for Teaching by QS Stars in 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.