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The University of Glasgow is one of the oldest universities in Europe and the second in Scotland after the University of St Andrews. The university was founded in 1451. Pope Nicholas V, with his bull, granted permission to open a university at the Glasgow Cathedral. The original bull was taken to France in the middle of the 16th century and, unfortunately, was lost.
The University of Glasgow is the only institution of higher education in Scotland that teaches both jurisprudence, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, as well as natural and social sciences, technical disciplines, ancient and modern languages, literature, theology and history.
Initially, the university was located in one of the premises at the Glasgow Cathedral, then moved to a separate building. At the end of the 17th century, the university moved to the Gilmorhill area, further from the city center. The famous staircase with sculptures of a lion and a unicorn was also moved to a new location. The university complex was designed by the architect George Gilbert Scott in the neo-Gothic style. The largest building has something in common with the old university building. The construction was completed by the son of George Gilbert Scott - Aldrid. He is the author of a magnificent assembly hall, which hosts exams and graduation ceremonies. Aldrid Scott added a Gothic tower to the campus. Light sandstone cladding and Gothic style are completely alien to the Victorian era of construction, but the University of Glasgow is the second largest example of neo-Gothic style in the UK after Westminster Abbey in London.
Gilmorhill now houses the main campus and main campus of the university. On the outskirts of Glasgow, in Bersden, there is a veterinary faculty, an observatory and sports grounds. The Faculty of Dentistry is located in the city center. In connection with the expansion of the university in the middle of the 20th century, many additional buildings, a reading room of the library, etc. were built. The library of the university is one of the largest in Europe, it has more than 2.5 million volumes, not counting periodicals, microfilms and digitized data.
The University consists of four colleges, each of which, in turn, includes several faculties. They are the College of Arts, the College of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, the College of Engineering and Technology, and the College of Social Science. At the time of its foundation in 1451, the university consisted of only four faculties - arts, theology, medicine and law. Now the University of Glasgow is a globally recognized educational institution, which firmly occupies the top lines of the rankings of higher educational institutions, is a member of Russell's group and "Universitas 21". The university's alumni include six Nobel laureates and two British prime ministers.
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